External grants

Since 2010 the organisation has received following external grants for its activities

AFA Försäkring

Development of recommendations for the implementation of e-health in primary care based on case studies (ePrIm), 2020-2022: 4 748 000 SEK.
Principal investigator: Maria Hägglund

ALF resources

Internet-based screening and self-care support for cancer patients and their families – a PhD project within the U-CARE programme, 2013: 115 000 SEK. 
Principal investigator: Birgitta Johansson.

Funding to U-CARE, 2012-2014: 2 400 000 SEK.
Principal investigator: Louise von Essen.

Funding for one PhD student in U-CARE, 2011-2014: 1 045 500 SEK. 
Principal investigator: Birgitta Johansson.

European Union, Horizon 2020

Mind the gaps: Prioritizing the psychosocial needs of children with cancer and their families through the development and implementation of an e-health coordination tool, 2021-2023: 4 816 970 SEK.
Principal investigator: Louise von Essen.

Funding for high quality PhD training within ENTWINE – a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovation Training Network.
Professor Louise von Essen and Dr Joanne Woodford have received, 2019-2022: 2 500 000 SEK.

FORTE

Transfer from pediatric to adult care – Implementation of a person-centered transition program for adolescents with heart disease: The STEPSTONES-Implement project, 2024-2026: 2 850 000 SEK. Principal Investigator: Markus Saarijärvi

Adapted peer support for refugees at risk of psychosocial inequalities
related to gender identity and sexual orientation: establishing a programme theory through collaborative research with the target population, 2023: 500 000 SEK.
Principal investigator: Tommy Carlsson.

Beyond implementation of eHealth, 2020-2024: 5 800 000 SEK.
Principal investigator: Maria Hägglund.

Inclusion health for women in homelessness – development, feasibility and implementation of interventions, 2021-2023: 4 700 000 SEK. 
Principal investigator: Elisabet Mattsson. 

Physical activity intervention for trauma-afflicted refugees, 2021-2022: 1 500 000 SEK. 
Principal investigator: Maria Andér Gottvall. 

Evaluation of mobile health technologies utilized for rural healthcare workers in South Africa and Sweden, 2018-2019: 600 000 SEK. 
Principal investigator: Maria Hägglund. 

PACESS – patient-centered assessment of patients’ online access to electronic health records, 2017-2019: 2 700 000 SEK. 
Principal investigator: Maria Hägglund. 

Social relationships and care in cancer: development and evaluation of a team-based support for patients with breast cancer and their relatives, 2016-2019:
5 951 000 SEK.
Principal investigator: Birgitta Johansson.

U-CARE: Heart – A randomized controlled study of the effects of internet-based cognitive behavioral therapy on depression and anxiety in patients with recent myocardial infarction is being conducted, 2015-2017: 3 330 000 SEK.
Principal investigator: Erik Olsson.

Development, testing, and evaluation of an online, guided, cognitive behavioral-based intervention for parents of children previously treated for cancer, 2015-2017: 3 300 000 SEK.
Principal investigator: Louise von Essen.

Internet-based screening and stepped care for cancer patients with anxiety or depression symptoms – a randomized controlled multicenter study, 2015-2017: 2 830 000 SEK.
Principal investigator: Birgitta Johansson.

Follow-up of the Swedish mammography program and a randomized study on ultrasound screening, 2012: 2 800 000 SEK.
Principal investigator: Sophia Zackrisson.

Fredrik and Ingrid Thuring Foundation

Impact of the healthcare environment on healthcare-associated infections and resistant bacteria, 2019-2022: 300 000 SEK.
Principal investigator: Åsa Melhus.

Of the population, for the population: promoting psychological support for adolescent and young adult childhood cancer survivors, 2019-2020: 50 000 SEK. 
Principal investigator: Joanne Woodford. 

InDevelop's Development Foundation

Grant for the GuardiansCan project, aiming to develop a mobile phone support for caregivers of children treated for cancer in Tanzania, 2022: 250 000 SEK. 
Principal investigator: Louise von Essen. 

E-health coordination to enable a sustainable lifestyle for children who have survived cancer in Guatemala, 2016-2019: 740 000 SEK. Principal investigator: Louise von Essen.

Kempe-Carlgrenska Foundation

Physical activity and sedentary time among young cancer survivors, 2017-2019: 300 000 SEK.
Principal investigator: Susanne Winzell.

What passes: About young adults living with a parent's cancer, 2015-2016: 300 000 SEK.
Principal investigator: Cecilia Kjellgren.

SibsCan – an internet-based psychosocial intervention for siblings of young persons with cancer, 2015: 75 000 SEK.
Principal investigator: Annika Lindahl Norberg.  

NORDFORSK

Nordic eHealth for Patients: Benchmarking and Developing for the Future, 2021-2024: 1 000 000 euro.
Principal investigator: Maria Hägglund.

Regional Research Council

To collect biomarkers through blood samples, 2012: 500 000 SEK.
Principal investigator: Claes Held.

Funding for project employees (research nurses for inclusion of patients and for one PhD student), 2011-2012: 500 000 SEK.
Principal investigator: Birgitta Johansson.

Scandinavia-Japan Sasakawa Foundation

Associations between health, work environment and demographic data in various care contexts, 2020: 30 000 SEK.
Principal investigator: Anna Klarare

Physical activity and sedentary time in survivors of childhood cancer, 2017-2019: 350 000 SEK. Principal investigator: Susanne Winzell.

The Kamprad Family Foundation

Active together despite cognitive impairment: Feasibility and evaluation of a behavioral activation intervention for people with dementia, 2024-2027: 4 800 000 SEK. Principal investigator: Joanne Woodford.

The Swedish Breast Cancer Association

Funding for research nurses for inclusion of breast cancer patients, 2012: 250 000 SEK.
Principal investigator: Birgitta Johansson.

The Swedish Cancer Society

Test and evaluation of internet-administered, guided, low-intensity cognitive behavioral therapy for parents of children treated for cancer, 2023-2025: 2 400 000 SEK. 
Principal investigator: Louise von Essen.

Co-created internet-based support (Carer eSupport) for informal caregivers of patients with head and neck cancer – development and evaluation, 2021-2023: 1 800 000 SEK. 

Testing and evaluation of a cognitive web-based psychological self-help program for parents to children previously treated for cancer, 2018-2019: 1 600 000 SEK.
Principal investigator: Louise von Essen.

Development of a person-centered support intervention for relatives of individuals with colorectal cancer, 2017-2018: 1 000 000 SEK. 
Principal investigator: Birgitta Johansson. 

Psychiatric symptoms and PTSD after cancer: a registry study, 2017: 400 000 SEK. Principal investigator: Anna Wikman.

New national platform for clinical cancer studies, 2015-2017: 2 000 000 SEK.
Principal investigator: Ulrik Ringborg

Development, testing, and evaluation of an online, guided, cognitive behavioral-based intervention for parents of children previously treated for cancer, 2015-2017: 2 400 000 SEK.
Principal investigator: Louise von Essen.

Interventions against mucositis in children with cancer, 2014-2016: 1 500 000 SEK.
Principal investigator: Gustaf Ljungman.

Life after childhood cancer, 2014: 600 000 SEK.
Principal investigator: Louise von Essen.

Stress and trauma in long-term cancer survivors, 2013-2015: 2 150 000 SEK.
Principal investigator: Anna Wikman.

E-health service for young adults who have survived cancer, 2013: 2 000 000 SEK.
Principal investigator: Ulrik Ringborg.

Well-being and psychological function in long-term cancer survivors, 2011-2013:
2 000 000 SEK.
Principal investigator: Anna Wikman.

U-CARE: Internet-based screening and stepped care for cancer patients with anxiety or depression symptoms – a randomized controlled multicenter study, 2013-2015: 1 500 000 SEK.
Principal investigator: Birgitta Johansson.

Treatment of emotional distress among adolescents with cancer and parents of children with cancer via the internet and investigation of posttraumatic growth among survivors of childhood cancer, 2011-2013: 1 800 000 SEK. 
Principal investigator: Louise von Essen.

E-health for adolescents and young adults who have survived cancer, 2010: 1 900 000 SEK.
Principal investigator: Ulrik Ringborg.

The Swedish Childhood Cancer Foundation 

Can we help parents who are not feeling well after a child's cancer diagnosis? Yes, we can!, 2024-2026: 3 000 000 SEK. Principal investigator: Louise von Essen.

Online, guided self-help for parents of children treated for cancer, 2018-2019: 1 000 000 SEK.
Principal investigator: Louise von Essen.

Increased understanding of distress among parents dyads and development of a support intervention, ​2017: SEK 600 000.
Principal investigator: Martin Cernvall.

Psychiatric and socioeconomic outcomes among adolescent cancer survivors in Sweden: A nationwide registry-based study, 2017: SEK 300 000.
Principal investigator: Anna Wikman.

Web-based self-help for young persons struck by cancer during adolescence,  
2017: SEK 500 000.
Principal investigator: Louise von Essen.

SibsCan – an internet-based psychosocial intervention for siblings of young persons with cancer, 2015-2017: 750 000 SEK.
Principal investigator: Annika Lindahl Norberg.  

Internet-based self-help for young people struck by cancer during their teenage years, 2014-2016: 1 500 000 SEK.
Principal investigator: Louise von Essen.

Interventions against mucositis in children with cancer, 2014-2016: 1 500 000 SEK.
Principal investigator: Gustaf Ljungman.

Siblings of children with cancer: development of an intervention with siblings as research partners, 2014: 400 000 SEK. 
Principal investigator: Annika Lindahl Norberg.

Senior research position 50% for 6 years, 2012-2017: 4 600 000 SEK.
Principal investigator: Gustaf Ljungman.

Psychological and economic late effects of childhood cancer for survivors, parents, and siblings, 2013: 300 000 SEK.
Principal investigator: Louise von Essen.

Interventions against mucositis in children with cancer, 2011-2013: 2 250 000 SEK.
Principal investigator: Gustaf Ljungman.

Psychological and economic late effects of childhood cancer for survivors, parents, and siblings, 2013: 300 000 SEK.
Principal investigator: Louise von Essen.

To prevent emotional distress among adolescents struck by cancer and investigation of posttraumatic growth, 2011: 500 000 SEK. 
Principal investigator: Louise von Essen.

The Swedish Heart and Lung Association

Transfer from pediatric to adult care – Implementation of a person-centered transition program for adolescents with heart disease: The STEPSTONES-Implement project, 2024-2025: 420 000 SEK. Principal investigator: Markus Saarijärvi.

Myocardial infarction before fifty-five, 2023-2024: 250 000 SEK. Principal investigator: Erik Olsson.

Psychosocial stress as a risk factor for younger and older patients with myocardial infarction, 2022: 250 000 SEK.
Principal investigator: Erik Olsson.

Importance of evaluating beta blockers on quality of life and well-being in myocardial infarction patients (RQoL), 2021: 70 000 SEK.
Principal investigator: Erik Olsson.

Myocardial infarction and mild cognitive impairment (RQoL), 2020: 160 000 SEK. 
Principal investigator: Erik Olsson. 

Importance of evaluating beta blockers on quality of life and well-being in myocardial infarction patients (RQoL), 2020: 210 000 SEK.
Principal investigator: Erik Olsson.

Perceived cognitive status among elderly myocardial infarction patients and its impact on cardiac rehabilitation, 2020: 160 000 SEK.
Principal investigator: Erik Olsson. 

Importance of evaluating beta blockers on quality of life and well-being in myocardial infarction patients (RQoL), 2018: 200 000 SEK.
Principal investigator: Erik Olsson.

Psychosocial support for children, young people, and adults with congenital heart defects and their families, 2016-2018: 300 000 SEK.
Principal investigator: Malin Berghammer.

A randomized controlled study of the effects of Internet-based cognitive behavior therapy on depression and anxiety in patients with a previous myocardial infarction, 2012: 273 000 SEK. 
Principal investigator: Erik Olsson.  

The Swedish Research Council

A guided behavior activation-based self-help intervention (INVOLVERA) for people with dementia and depression supported by caregivers: feasibility study and overarching randomized controlled trial, 2024-2027: 4 800 000 SEK. Principal investigator: Joanne Woodford.

Adaptation and evaluation of an internet-based program to reduce heart-related stress in individuals who have survived a heart attack before the age of fifty-five, 2024-2027: 4 800 000 SEK. Principal investigator: Erik Olsson.

Active role of patients in handling inaccuracies in medical records (DE-PAEHR), 2023-2025: 2 400 000 SEK. 
Principal investigator: Maria Hägglund. 

Testing and evaluation of a co-created e-Health intervention containing CBT and therapist support for parents whose children have been treated for cancer: pilot RCT and definitive RCT with process evaluation, 2022-2024: 3 600 000 SEK.
Principal investigator: Louise von Essen.

Support via mobile phones for informal caregivers to children who have been treated for leukemia in Tanzania: Development and testing of an intervention aimed to improve informal caregivers compliance to children's aftercare, 2021-2023: 4 340 000 SEK. 
Principal investigator: Louise von Essen. 

Internet-based support (Carer eSupport) for relatives of people with head-and-throat cancer a randomized controlled multicenter study, 2020-2022: 2 400 000 SEK.
Principal investigator: Birgitta Johansson.

Equal care – Developing an intervention to promote the health of homeless women, 2020-2022: 2 400 000 SEK.
Principal investigator: Elisabet Mattsson.

Behavioural activation based guided self-help for depression in people with dementia living in the community: Development, feasibility and evaluation, 2019-2022: 7 200 000 SEK.
Principal investigator: Joanne Woodford.

Testing of a web-based, therapist-guided, cognitive behavioral therapy program for patients with symptoms of stress or anxiety after a myocardial infarction with non-obstructive coronaries (e-SMINC), 2019-2021: 2 400 000 SEK. 
Principal investigator: Erik Olsson. 

Testing and evaluation of an internet-administered, guided, cognitive-behavioural therapy based, self-help intervention, ENGAGE for parents of children treated for cancer, 2018-2021: 4 800 000 SEK.
Principal investigator: Louise von Essen.

Development, testing, and evaluation of an online, guided, cognitive behavioral-based intervention for parents of children previously treated for cancer, 2014-2018: 6 000 000 SEK.
Principal investigator: Louise von Essen.

Internet-based screening and stepped care for cancer patients with anxiety or depression symptoms – a randomized controlled multicenter study, 2014-2018: 2 400 000 SEK.
Principal investigator: Birgitta Johansson.

Treatment of traumatic stress among parents of children with cancer with cognitive behavioral therapy over the Internet, 2011-2014: 4 000 000 SEK. 
Principal investigator: Louise von Essen.

U-CARE from the Swedish Government via the Swedish Research Council, 2010-2021: 140 000 000 SEK.
Principal investigator: Louise von Essen.

The Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare

Development, testing, and evaluation of an online, guided, cognitive behavioral-based intervention for parents of children previously treated for cancer, 2015-2017: 3 300 000 SEK.
Principal investigator: Louise von Essen.

U-CARE: Heart – A randomized controlled study of the effects of internet-based cognitive behavioral therapy on depression and anxiety in patients with recent myocardial infarction is being conducted, 2015-2017: 3 330 000 SEK.
Principal investigator: Erik Olsson.

Internet-based screening and stepped care for cancer patients with anxiety or depression symptoms – a randomized controlled multicenter study, 2015-2017: 2 830 000 SEK.
Principal investigator: Birgitta Johansson.

UPPSALA UNIVERSITY

Recognising the forgotten many: Psychological support for female adult-child caregivers of older parents (e-Daughters), 2018-2022: 2 300 000 SEK. 
Principal investigator: Joanne Woodford. 

Better glycaemic control for patients with diabetes type 2 with a smartphone application: A feasibility study, 2020-2021: 360 000 SEK. 
Principal investigator: Erik Olsson. 

Developing, testing and evaluation of the health promoting digital intervention for the population of Gotland, 2018: 850 000 SEK.
Principal investigator: Louise von Essen 

Developing, testing and evaluation of the health promoting digital intervention for the population of Gotland, 2017: 970 000 SEK.
Principal investigator: Louise von Essen 

Vårdalstiftelsen

U-CARE: Heart – A randomized controlled study of the effects of internet-based cognitive behavioral therapy on depression and anxiety in patients with recent myocardial infarction is being conducted, 2015-2017: 1 630 000 SEK.
Principal investigator: Erik Olsson.

Last modified: 2024-02-19