Centre for Health Enterprise
The Centre was founded with the aspiration to provide a space for dialogue between policy, practice, theory and research, which is pivotal for better addressing and understanding the range of global challenges that social care, health and development currently face.
Our focus is on the intersection between complex systems (communities, organisations, institutions, societies) and processes of managing and promoting health and enabling collective action to improve health and care. City's international profile and multidisciplinary expertise present us with the prospect as well as the responsibility to enhance sustainability and shared responsibility in health and social care and to promote social well-being and equality in global health.
Transcending boundaries is essential for improving our understanding on these issues and managing change. Hence, the Centre's activities are formulated and shaped in the contexts that come from different disciplines including economics, management, community and health sciences, psychology, social policy, political science and communication. The Centre is affiliated with Cass Business School, the School of Community and Health Sciences, the School of Social Sciences, and the School of Informatics. It also enjoys the partnerships of the NHS Direct, the Department of Health, the National Skills Academy for Social Care, the International Longevity Centre, the Institute of Cancer Research, Turning Point, Age UK Enterprise and other organisations.
The aims of the Centre are to:
- Strengthen the dialogue between scholarly activities, policy development and practice, providing practical, pragmatic and timely solutions for the public sector and third sector.
- Promote leadership for personal and professional development as well as for economic and social transformation through stimulating partnerships, continuous learning, innovation and facilitating dialogical relationships on all levels.
- Create a space for interdisciplinary and inter-professional debates on local, national and international matters of health and social care.