The Intersectoral Prevention Laboratory

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The Intersectoral Prevention Laboratory (TIPL) is a Danish national initiative with the goal of strengthening collaboration and intersectoral partnerships in public health promotion and prevention.

TIPL was initiated in 2018 by the Danish Regions (an interest and administrative organization for the five regions in Denmark) and is a non-profit public initiative run by a secretariat at the Center for Clinical Research and Prevention at Frederiksberg Hospital, the Capital Region of Denmark. All the Danish regions and Steno Health Promotion, Steno Diabetes Center Copenhagen are involved in and contributes to the secretariat.

TIPL facilitates that partners and organizations from different sectors can meet and develop intersectoral partnership projects on prevention and health promotion. Eligible TIPL projects, need to address 'real world problems' in public health or clinical practice. Furthermore, they need to include an evaluation with a focus on both implementation processes and effect outcomes.

TIPL offers a bank of resources, consisting of researchers, fundraisers and statisticians providing support with intervention and evaluation design, data analysis, fundraising, partnership facilitation, and mobilization of partners. Although TIPL provides organizational, and research support it does not independently run nor fund projects.

The TIPL secretariat is run by full and part time employees supervised by regional representatives with local knowledge from each of their regions and a group of senior researchers that holds expertise within requested health areas providing advice to the secretariat and projects. TIPL has by early 2023 initiated five network-meetings aiming to mobilize and involve partners in new projects. A broad range of stakeholders from municipalities, regions, NGOs, the private/civil sector etc. have participated at these meetings. At the latest meeting, a total of approx. 50 different organizations participated. The network meetings have so far resulted in a range of new intersectoral collaboration projects, where TIPL contributes with partnership and project facilitation, assists with intervention development and setting up study- and evaluation designs, but also participates in fundraising to secure systematic evaluation and research. Furthermore, TIPL has contributed with facilitation of co-creation workshops, and whole-of-systems approaches.

All projects focus on collaboration across sectors, e.g., hospitals and municipalities, and on involving NGOs or other civil organizations.

TIPLs work and existence has been well received by other researchers, by the health care sectors (municipality and regions), and by private and civic organizations.

The innovative potential for TIPL is in facilitating new types of partnerships, pragmatic approaches to evaluation and the development of new solutions for intersectoral cooperation. TIPL offers support and skills to groups running health prevention and promotion projects that are often difficult for the project groups to obtain themselves.​

For more information, please contact the secretariat​​

E-mail: forebyggelseslab@regionh.dk ​

Telephone: +45 3816 3116 / +45 3816 3106

Centre for Clinical Research and Prevention
Section for Health Promotion and Prevention

Frederiksberg Hospital
Nordre Fasanvej 57
Hovedvejen 5
2000 Frederiksberg
Denmark

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