As our 10 year anniversary is fast approaching, we, the people at Cluj School of Public Health, would like to do something to celebrate (wild) ideas. We strongly believe that great ideas sprout and come to life only in the open space. Great ideas need commitment, enthusiasm and determination from people who believe in them, in order to create change. So aggregating people with different skills and experience and atomizing them around a common goal is of the essence to foster positive social change.
As a result, we created the Public Health Idea Warehouse, to bridge sprouting ideas with enthusiasts interested in pursuing them. It aims to host big or small ideas, more daring or temperate, wildly innovative or just “must-do’s” to improve health and wellbeing in Romania. We expect ideas to grow, get completely changed as well as crash and burn, and all of those outcomes are important, as all of those outcomes are part of innovation.
We will post some of our thoughts and we invite all of you to connect with them (and help us bring them to life). You can also post your own ideas in order to get feedback or aggregate interested people around you. We aim to build a community whose focus is improving people’s health and wellbeing, and whose members enjoy working together and are interested in collaboration across disciplines.
The C-SPH idea warehouse is still an evolving concept in itself, so if you are interested in contributing to its development, please drop us a line (any suggestions, critiques or encouragements are welcome). In the future, we also aim to meet up offline and facilitate direct interaction with all of you. In the meantime, check our house rules here, the ideas already uploaded here or post your own idea here.
As the warehouse in itself is an evolving concept, we are aware that the rules of its functioning will evolve as well. This is what we are keen on now, at its beginning, but we will update the rules as we go to keep the community informed:
- All ideas posted in the warehouse must aim for a positive social change and/or to promote health and wellbeing under its various forms.
- Ideas are welcome from any field (education, health and wellbeing, social equity, inclusion, employment, poverty alleviation, participation, civic engagement, information technology, you name it) as long as they are in concordance with rule #1 (on the medium or even long term).
- Once an idea is posted, it is considered the own intellectual work of the author posting it. As a result, we expect people browsing through the content of the warehouse to be stimulated to contact the author if they wish to embark on a quest to take the idea further.
- Try to remember that we are trying to build a community and aim to foster constructive dialogue. We expect ideas to crash and burn early on in their incubation, and that is great because it is the essence of innovation. We also encourage dialogue and debate. However, please be mindful with the language used on the website.
Disclaimer: The ideas in the warehouse or the user-generated content on this section of the website, does not necessarily express the views of Cluj School of Public Health, but of the people authoring them. Cluj School of Public Health only aims to provide an open platform for idea sharing, but the full responsibility of the content is the authors’.
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If you want to submit your idea to the idea warehouse, please fill out the form below. If you have any questions or problems with submitting it, please email our team.
If you have any questions, suggestions or thoughts, please let us know using the form below. We will try to get back to you as soon as possible.