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  • Launch of the field testing of the ICF e-learning tool

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    The ICF e-learning tool is an interactive web-based tool to introduce the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) to a broad audience.
    The international field testing of the ICF e-learning tool has been started on September 24, 2017. The aim of the field testing is to gather information from potential users around the world about the tool’s usability and user-friendliness. more

  • Book contributions in „Mental Health Economics“ (Springer, 2017)

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    The book „Mental Health Economics: The Costs and Benefits of Psychiatric Care“ has been launched by Springer in August 2017.
    Editor of the book is Denise Razzouk (Centre of Economic Mental Health, Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil). Michaela Coenen, Ivana Ivandic und Carla Sabariego contributed to this book by providing two chapters. more

  • New publication "Recommendation for the collection and analysis of data on participation and disability from the perspective of the World Health Organization"

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    In September 2016 the Special Issue "Disability and Participation" was released by the German Journal Bundesgesundheitsblatt - Gesundheitsforschung – Gesundheitsschutz. Two members of the Chair for Public Health and Health Services Research at the Department of Medical Informatics, Biometry and Epidemiology – IBE - Dr. Michaela Coenen and Dr. Carla Sabariego - contributed to this Special Issue with the paper "Recommendation for the collection and analysis of data on participation and disability from the perspective of the World Health Organization". more

  • SAMA ICF Workshop

    SAMA ICF Workshop

    Bad Mergentheim, 29th February, 2016
    Organization: SAMA® (Sozial- und Arbeitsmedizinische Akademie Baden Württemberg e. V.)

    In the scope of the additional training "Social Medicine" and "Rehabilitation", which consists of four modules and is carried out according to the accreditation program for physicians in Baden-Württemberg (Germany), a three hours ICF workshop was held more

  • WHO Family of InternationaI Classification (WHO-FIC) midyear Meeting 2017 in Stellenbosch (South Africa)

    WHO-FIC South Africa 2017

    The midyear meeting of the WHO Family of International Classifications (WHO-FIC) Network took place in Stellenbosch, South Africa from June 24 – 29 June, 2017.
    The South African Medical Research Council and Stellenbosch University hosted the meetings of the Family Development Committee (FDC), International Classification of Health Interventions (ICHI) and the Functioning and Disability Reference Group (FDRG). more

  • WHO-FIC Annual Network Meeting in Tokyo


    The WHO Family of International Classifications (WHO-FIC) Network Annual Meeting "Health information in the New Era" took place from 8 to 12 October in Tokyo, Japan. The meeting was held together with a high-level conference of WHO member states on the 11th revision of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11) ( more

  • International Symposium Disability in the SDGs

    Carla Sabariego attended the 2016 International Symposium Disability in the SDGs: Forming Alliances and Building Evidence for the 2030 Agenda on February 18-19, 2016 and hold the presentation "Measuring Disability: the WHO Model Disability Survey in the light of the national implementations in Chile and Sri Lanka". more

  • Biopsychosocial Health Unit Researcher Attends Research Visit to the World Health Organization

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    Geneva, 18th January, 2016

    Researcher at the Research Unit for Biopsychosocial Health, recently made an important contribution to WHO’s official response to the United Nations International Telecommunication Unit’s Council Working Group in International Internet related Public Policy Issues (CWG-Internet) open online consultation during a research visit to the WHO. more

  • Special Issue "Disability and Public Health" released

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    The Special Issue “Disability and Public Health” published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health was released in January 2016. It aims to make the point that disability is a public health issue of increasing importance. more

  • New MARATONE project to investigate Web accessibility for people with mental disorders revealed


    Los Angeles, 5th August, 2015

    Plan for a new MARATONE project called BETTER (weB accEssibiliTy for people wiTh mEntal disoRders) was revealed at the recently concluded 17th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction in Los Angeles, California, USA. more

  • Kick-off meeting PATHWAYS

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    Luxembourg on May 21st, 2015

    The Consumers, Health, Agriculture and Food Executive Agency (CHAFEA) hosted the kick-off meeting of the project “PArticipation To Healthy Workplaces And inclusive Strategies in the Work Sector- PATHWAYS”. more

  • Hosting of the first testing of the WHO INCLUDE Web Training Program on Community Based Rehabilitation


    Munich, April 27th to May 1st, 2015

    Guidelines on Community-based rehabilitation developed by WHO, in partnership with the International Labour Organization (ILO), the United National Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), and the International Disability and Development Consortium (IDDC) provide support to national, regional and global efforts to promote community-based rehabilitation programmes for persons with disabilities and their families (WHO 2010, more