Welcome to Research Unit 2723

Research Unit 2723 "Understanding the institutional context of health inequalities among young people. A life stage approach" was approved by the German Research Foundation (DFG) on 7 December 2018 for a first, three-year funding phase and began its work in July 2019 under the leadership of the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg.

Research Unit 2723 is investigating how institutional contexts from birth to young adulthood are associated with the emergence of health inequalities. The project marks the first-ever DFG-funded research unit to work exclusively in the field of medical sociology and public health research.

The research unit brings together leading researchers from different universities. In addition to MLU Halle Wittenberg, BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg, Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf, Heidelberg University, Ludwig Maximilian University Munich and Robert Koch Institute are involved in the joint project.



Study from SP1 published

A worse family climate, well-being and health behaviour of parents influence the subjective health of adolescents negatively!

For families and adolescents with a low socio-economic status, the family climate, well-being and health behaviour of the parents operate as the most important mediators in regard to the health of the adolescents. The results can be seen in detail in the latest publication of SP1. Now available at Plos One: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0266463.

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Scoping Review von SP1 publiziert

Family characteristics contribute to health inequalities in early childhood!

Family processes are identified to have mediating or moderating effects. While families’ living conditions are suggested as
mediating factors. Read more about the mediating and moderating effects of family characteristics in our newest publication of SP1. Now available at BMC Public Health: https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-022-12603-4.

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Presentation workshop

Science is exciting, insightful and thrilling! But even the most interesting topic leads to a disinterested audience if the presentation lacks of spices. Over the last three weeks, we have learned how a presentation and presenting itself can lead to enthusiasm.

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Participating institutions

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