Co-designed Covid-19 recommendations: a tool for communities’ engagement in public health crises
With our experience-based co-design (EBCD) tool, we are focusing on the experience of three population groups – young people, asylum seekers, and essential workers from the logistic sector, groceries, cleaning services and public transport. The aim is to co-design practical and actionable recommendations to promote inclusive responses in crisis situations and improve preparedness.
Background and scientific basis
EBCD aims to bring together key actors to share their experiences first separately and then jointly, to identify priorities for improvement, implement changes and reflect on achievements. In order to map out processes and define conditions for reaching meaningful and efficient outcomes amenable to implementation, we draw on a theory of change.
Problem and approach to solution
It is generally agreed that socio-economic and cultural factors need to be taken into account if we are to understand the pandemic in all its complexity. However, the corresponding scientific observations are often not fully integrated into public health responses. By establishing a collaborative process between various representatives and stakeholders, EBCD provides a basis for translation of the results of our NRP 78 research project “SociocoViD” into recommendations that 1) take account of the complexity of local contexts; 2) are actionable by local stakeholders and healthcare professionals in their practice; 3) serve to improve crisis management and generate a more inclusive response in emergencies.
Expected output and contribution to tackling the pandemic
Our research can contribute to tackling the pandemic by
- presenting practical recommendations for crisis management based on the experiences of specific population groups during the Covid-19 pandemic. They concern the areas of risk and protection as well as the long-term implications of the chronification of the crisis;
- providing a toolkit to evaluate the relevance of EBCD and its potential transferability to other public health areas where it is necessary to bring together a significant number of diverse stakeholders and representatives of different parties.Video: Three questions to the SociociViD team
NRP 78 research project