Welcome to Colab – an interactive database enabling the sharing of health improvement activities from all over the world.
Colab is the creation of Ko Awatea and is designed to achieve international collaboration within health improvement.
Ko Awatea director Jonathon Gray says the solution to the challenges healthcare faces is to eliminate competition and division.
“The problems, as big as they are, are not problems we face as individuals. We can solve them together, through collaboration,” Professor Gray says.
So many ideas
Some of the biggest names in health are coming to APAC Forum in Sydney this September. Are you?
For four years now, Ko Awatea has hosted the hugely successful and well-attended APAC Forum, designed to share the latest thinking and practice from across the world and enable health and public sector teams to learn and network with each other.
Colab is an extension of the APAC Forum, and is designed to reach beyond those that are able to attend the annual event and connect them with hundreds of international improvement projects and the people who have experience in delivering them.
To date, Colab features 89 organisations and 512 projects, including improving access to hepatitis prevention in India, a programme designed to reduce alcohol and tobacco use among pregnant women in the Ukraine, and a New Zealand initiative which equips Pacific youth with the skills to build resilience and improve health and wellbeing.
Projects can be filtered in a number of ways; by country, via an interactive map; by organisation, or by themes of; value-based healthcare, high performing organisations, leadership, transformational change, and co-design.
The number of projects featured in Colab will increase significantly, and Ko Awatea invites organisations to join its improvement movement, look for global solutions to local problems as well as to upload their own improvement projects to get their work ‘on the map’.