For another year, the Institut Guttmann Foundation has obtained the renewal of the recognized IQNet SR10 Certification, an international standard for the management of Corporate Social Responsibility and improvement that includes the best international practices in this area.
On December 13, we started the campaign for the voluntary vaccination of the Institut Guttmann professionals against Covid-19. Following the recommendations, they have started to manage progressively, beginning with assistance personnel who are in the first line of care to the patient and who, therefore, is exposed directly and the highest risk of contracting the disease. From the moment, we have already had 134 vaccinated professionals.
The Institut Guttmann is part of the first functional unit for persistent pediatric covid in Catalonia. It is a pioneering unit created by the Germans Trias i Pujol Hospital as a result of the need to care for children and adolescents who, after passing the covid, continue to show symptoms for months, mainly fatigue, shortness of breath, weakness and headaches. The Unit began operating on 15th December and currently treats 14 patients in the Northern Metropolitan area, Lleida and Girona, aged between 10 and 17 years.
One in four people in the world suffers from a neurological or psychiatric illness and within ten years, about 30% of the population between the ages of 40 and 65 will be diagnosed with a brain disease. The Brain Health for Life course.
We have launched PARTICIPA, the first social research project led by the Institut Guttmann and promoted together with the other associations of people with disabilities that are part of the Social and Participation Council and other experts and entities related to the world of disability.
The aim of this project is to know and understand how to promote the participation of people with disabilities in the community to create a fully inclusive society.
As a gift for the 55th anniversary of the Institut Guttmann, the plastic artist Laura Iniesta and the doctor in environmental sciences and geographer Martí Boada have wanted to recognize the work that we carry out giving one of their works.
Last Friday, the 27th, on the occasion of the 55th anniversary of the Institut Guttmann, an event was held presented by journalist Mònica Terribas, broadcasted online by youtube and the main social networks. It was not only a celebratory event but also a space to think about new challenges. Nearly 1,300 people virtually approached the institution to share this moment.
This year, coinciding with the celebration of the 55th anniversary of the Institut Guttmann, the XXXII edition of the Technical Symposia entitled "Brain health for life: prevention of brain-related disabilities" will be held on the 15th and 16th December and will be in online format and with an innovative B2B approach that aims to create a meeting point between investors and entrepreneurs and to promote the generation, exchange and development of new projects related to brain health and disability prevention.
From September 17 to 25, the United Nations Global Compact Week of the SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) was celebrated around the world.
The Institut Guttmann Foundation is a member of the Spanish Global Compact Network and works actively to achieve the challenges of the 2030 Agenda. Firmly committed to the principles and responsible objectives for sustainability, in its annual CSR Report details those Objectives of Sustainable Development in which it contributes more prominently with the application of its activity.
From August 29 to September 4, this year the Institut Guttmann and the Sunnaas Foundation will offer everyone who is interested in adapted sports, the online edition of the Camp Spinal H20, with interesting training and experiential videos on how to do in an adapted and inclusive way, sports and aquatic activities in a natural and normalized environment.