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.



Annual Conference of the German Society of Medical Sociology

We are pleased to announce that we'll be represented at the annual Conference of the German Society of Medical Sociology! Under the motto "Meso Matters." we will host a pre-conference on the 15th September 2021 to present exciting findings from the scoping reviews as well as new results from our analyses.

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Pre-Conference Workshop "Meso Matters."

Greetings from the annual conference of the DGMS!
Meso Matters! Today we were in the honor of presenting our latest findings on the contribution of institutional contexts to health inequalities within a pre-conference workshop of the annual meeting of the German Society for Medical Sociology.

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Scoping Review from SP1 published

What do we know about the influence of family characteristics on the development of health inequalities in childhood and adolescence?

This is the question our new scoping review explores. Now available in IJERPH:

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Participating institutions

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