Issue №2, 2020



Social integration in the healthcare as the resource of self-development of local communities of the Arctic: foreign experience


DOI: 10.34130/2070-4992-2020-2-46-54

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Toropushina E. E. – PhD in Economics, Associate Professor, Senior Researcher at the Department of Social Policy in the North, Luzin Institute for Economic Studies – Subdivision of the Federal Research Centre «Kola Science Centre of the Russian Academy of Sciences», Apatity, Russia, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The article is devoted to the study of theoretical foundations and foreign practice of project implementation and social integration in the field of healthcare at the local level in terms of their impact on the socio-economic development of the Arctic local communities. The modern world, experiencing the problems of the need to increase the level of public and personal health, improve the quality and effectiveness of medical care, is increasingly faced with the need to formulate a new health policy and cooperation in this area between various subjects of social partnership. The aim of the study was to expand knowledge about social partnership in healthcare of the Arctic states and to determine the possibility of using this experience in the Russian Arctic territories. In the process, methods of logical and content analysis, case studies were used. The study made it possible to establish that cooperation in health care between different subjects of social partnership is a demand. Problems in the field of health protection and the development of human capital are especially acute in the Arctic territories. The Russian Arctic is no exception. The practical significance of this work lies in the possibility of applying the results obtained in the practice of creating and implementing policies to improve the health care system of the Arctic regions, including initiating relevant areas of social partnership in this area as a resource that contributes to the growth of human capital and the increase of personal potential for self-development of local Arctic communities. The experience of foreign Arctic countries presented in this work allows us to conclude about its possible application in the practice of developing social partnership in the Russian Arctic territories, however, in what form and to what extent such experience can be realized is an issue that needs additional scientific research.

Keywords: self-development, social partnership, healthcare, local community, Arctic.


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For citation: Toropushina E. E. Social integration in the healthcare as the resource of self-development of local communities of the Arctic: foreign experience // Corporate Governance and Innovative Economic Development of the North: Bulletin of Research Center of Corporate Law, Management and Venture Investment of Syktyvkar State University. 2020. No. 2. P. 46–54. DOI: 10.34130/2070-4992-2020-2-46-54.