Research into Child Health in Europe (RICHE Project)
A place for research into Child Health in Europe
Child health and child well-being are inseparably linked. Good health is vital for good well-being, while many aspects of well-being are determinants of health. While the two have distinct approaches, and services, they must be inter-linked and the synergy recognised and encouraged.
The Research Inventory of Child Health in Europe - RICHE - is a project funded by the European Commission (Directorate General for Research) to create an inventory of child health research in Europe, in order to identify gaps and thus provide a plan for future direction of research. It is led by Professor Anthony Staines [firstname.lastname@example.org] of Dublin City University [www.dcu.ie], and has some 30 European child health experts directly involved, covering many different interests and areas of expertise.
The first step has been to start the compilation of an Inventory, using a specially commissioned web platform, and the creation of a new Taxonomy of Child Health Research. The platform also has a networking function, which anyone interested in child health research can join. The inventory and taxonomy work package is led by the Deputy Project Co-ordinator, Professor Michael Rigby [email@example.com] from the Nordic School of Public Health [www.nhv.se], and Denise Alexander [firstname.lastname@example.org] is the lead researcher.
The RICHE project is now joining Wikichild, as a source of child health contributions.