About Social Sundhed

Social Sundhed er en landsdækkende NGO, som med frivillige kræfter arbejder for at skabe større social lighed i sundhed. I dag har mennesker i udsatte livssituationer markant dårligere sundhed og trivsel end befolkningen generelt og dør i gennemsnit 17 år før andre i befolkningen. Det er Social Sundhed sat i verden for at gøre noget konkret ved. Vi arbejder især på disse områder:

We accompany and support vulnerable people to their appointments in the healthcare system

Social Sundhed's primary task is to accompany and support vulnerable and exposed people to their appointments in the healthcare system based on the needs of the individual. The task is carried out by volunteer health and social care students, also called "brobyggere".

We educate the health and social care professionals of tomorrow.

Education is our secondary task. With Social Sundhed's mandatory and professional training courses, our volunteer "brobyggere" first receives a theoretical module before they work in praxis by accompanying vulnerable people to medical appointments or treatments.

We share our knowledge

Social Sundhed's methodological approach to creating equality in health, has mutual learning at its core. Our methodological starting point is recovery- and empowerment-oriented.

We enter into public and private partnerships

We acknowledge that major challenges in health and social care for vulnerable people require joint solutions across society and long-term solutions. Therefore, we also contribute at a community level to a coherent and coordinated effort to ensure that the socially vulnerable receive the support, help and treatment they need and are entitled to. We have strong partnerships, networks and collaborations with, among others, Sundhedsstyrelsen, municipalities, regions, foundations, actors in health and social care, hospitals, educational institutions and other NGOs such as the Kirkens Korshær, Mændenes Hjem and the Red Cross. Read more about our partnerships here.

Concrete and useful efforts

Our efforts in Social Sundhed contribute to making a concrete difference: In an external evaluation from the research and consulting firm DEFACTUM, it has been concluded that both our health and social care volunteers (brobyggere) and citizens experience a tremendous value from Social Sundheds's efforts and that these efforts can assist in reducing the social inequality in our healthcare system. Read the evaluation here.

You can find us nationally

Vi er i København, Aarhus, Odense, Aalborg og Fredericia. Herfra driver vi rådgivningstelefoner, hverver og uddanner morgendagens sundhedsprofessionelle samt driver en række programmer. Vi er pt. 12 ansatte og 200 frivillige på landsplan. Read about our national board here and local seats here.

Financials

Social Sundhed is primarily run via funds from public partnerships, pool financing and private foundations.