-Develop research projects that delve into the concept of environment as a determinant of health, analyzing both its role in the appearance of community risks and health problems and its potential as a health asset in communities through educational projects and intervention.
-Develop research that allows validating the professional practice of community nursing, both in health promotion, disease prevention and improvement of the quality of care provided to people in the family and community environment.
- Develop procedures for the analysis of mortality: Development of procedures and software for the construction of mortality indicators and their analysis in different population groups. Procedures for the analysis of health surveys and construction of indicators
- Develop procedures for demographic analysis: Data analysis for the calculation of aging, disability and dependency indicators. Analysis of the health of the population by country of origin
- Develop procedures for the analysis of the health results of the population based on their socioeconomic level, environmental situation, etc. Procedures for the geographic analysis of health outcomes
- Develop studies on the history of vaccines and vaccinology
- Develop studies on the care of chronic wounds
The Community Health group currently includes several research units that, with the participation of the majority of members of the group, address different lines of research: Thus, the Research Unit in Analysis of Mortality, Health Statistics and Inequalities in Health has been developing since 1986 studies related to various areas of the health status of the population and community health. Thus we have the calculation of mortality, life expectancy and health indicators, their temporal evolution and disaggregation into specific geographic units (health departments, cities, census sections, etc.) and the inequalities in their distribution. In the area of ¿¿health statistics, we have collaborated in the preparation, supervision and analysis of the Health Surveys of the Valencian Community, Spain or other areas, contributing to the knowledge of the health status of the population and the preparation of instruments to measure it. He has also been advising and participating in research related to the application of biostatistics, demography and epidemiology in various fields (clinical results, mental health, nutrition, ...). A main axis of the Unit's activities has been to maintain among the research objectives the detection of health inequalities, particularly socioeconomic ones, as determinants of the population's health outcomes. Currently the lines of research directed by this Unit Among those of the Community Health Group are 'Analysis of mortality, health surveys and health statistics', 'Demography and health: aging, disability, dependency, ethnicity and immigration', 'Inequalities in health', 'Biostatistics and clinical epidemiology' and 'Epidemiology of mental health'.
Another Research Unit of the group is Community Nursing, which has carried out studies related to various areas related to the activity of care, teaching and management in the field of community nurses. care: professional interrelation and continuity of care in the different care settings (hospital, primary care, social health); Family caregivers; Nurse consultation; Home care; Community Participation and Intervention.- In relation to teaching activity: Teaching tools in the field of Community Nursing teaching, especially: Role Playing, High fidelity simulation, Cinema, Newspaper library. Teaching in the field of Family and Community Nursing Specialty- In relation to the management activity: Healthy work environments, Indicators of care management, Organization of activity and resources in Primary Health Care. around healthy spaces and health assets, and especially in university settings (Healthy Universities and Health Promoting Universities) .The group includes researchers from the Balmis Chair of Vaccination at the University of Alicante with results on the History of vaccinology and Vaccine acceptability.
Finally, evidence-based healthcare for chronic wounds has been developed in depth.
Recursos del Departamento de Enfermería Comunitaria, Medicina Preventiva y Salud Pública e Historia de la Ciencia, Recursos de la Cátedra de Vacunología de la Universidad de Alicante