Promoting Health

To overcome to the new challenges it faces, Germany’s healthcare system needs stable funding, individuals capable of making informed choices and services that meet actual needs. We carry out projects designed to achieve those goals.

Healthcare, Health Expertise, Nursing and Home Care



Healthcare Fact Check: Scrutinizing over-, under- and misuse in the German healthcare system

Our Project "Healthcare Fact Check" aims to ensure that healthcare services in Germany are more closely aligned to the actual needs of the patients. read more


SPOTLIGHT Healthcare: Back Pain

For the “Back Fact Check,” the Bertelsmann Stiftung has taken a close look at the current treatment situation. The Institute for Applied ... read more


"The system needs to focus more on the people who use it"

Informed patients, treatment that reflects actual needs, stable financing – in the interview health expert Uwe Schwenk explains why Germany's healthcare system has to focus more on the people who use it. read more


SPOTLIGHT Healthcare: Hospital Structure

Germany is comprehensively equipped with hospitals. If these hospitals specialized in certain treatments, the quality of treatment would increase ... read more