One of the initiatives of the Coordination Reform (Samhandlingsreformen) is to strenghthen health research in the Norwegian municipalities, and the establishment of the Graduate-level Research School of Municipal Healthcare Services serves to increase the research capacity within the municipal sector by educating researchers interested in the field. CHARM is one of the major collaborators.
The objective of the Graduate-level Research School of Municipal Healthcare Services (MUNI-HEALTH-CARE) is to strengthen research within the municipal healthcare sector by educating researchers, building knowledge, research infrastructure and network, as well as stimulating innovation. This effort is of critical importance given the increased collaboaration between specialist healthcare and muncipal health services. The Research School is a partnership between the Universitety of Oslo, University of Bergen, Bergen University College, Artic University of Norway, Oslo Met, NTNU (Gjoevik division) and Nord university. CHARM plays a major role in the area of rehabilitation services research, and offers a phD course in complex interventions .