On the 24th of February the Learning, Acting, and Building for Rehabilitation in Health Systems (ReLAB-HS) project was officially launched. The speakers and partners involved in the laucch highlighed the need for integrating rehabilitation within health systems to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals and Universal Health Coverage.
Physiopedia’s role as part of the ReLAB-HS consortium is focused on workforce development. Our activities are centred on coordination with relevant stakeholders to share knowledge, practices and resources via a suite of digital platforms that will offer online teaching, learning, mentoring and networking.
These platforms will be innovative, accessible and inclusive to allow adoption by all rehabilitation professionals. Through their integration with all other
ReLAB-HS digital activities, including telerehabilitation and knowledge management, this will create a central digital hub for the global rehabilitation profession.
Alongside the digital platforms tools and resources to facilitate the practicalities of workforce development will be created. This will include the development of an internationally relevant rehabilitation curriculum that can be adopted by stakeholders and adapted to their profession or geographical and economic context. Online accredited course content that maps onto this curriculum will be created in collaboration with international topic specialists and made available for any stakeholder to integrate into their own teaching activities.
Resources and support will be made available to facilitate the uptake of the curriculum by clinics and educators through the effective use of blended learning as an economically efficient workforce development strategy.
Our team has an innovative and entrepreneurial spirit which we will foster in an agile working environment to contribute to consortium wide activities and deliver outcomes that are responsive to current times while focused on expanding and empowering the global rehabilitation profession, and its integration into health systems.