Health promotion goes beyond borders and across sectors – Transferring and implementing good practices in Europe

Health promotion goes beyond borders and across sectors – Transferring and implementing good practices in Europe

It is never too early or too late to start living healthy – Learn more about our selected programmes for

Healthy Children

The connection between early life experiences and later health is becoming increasingly clear. A key factor is a health promoting environment.

Healthy Workplaces

The workplace directly influences the physical, mental, economic and social well-being of workers and in turn the health of their families, communities and society.

Healthy Aging

Physical activity among older people is critically important for preventing disease, maintaining independence and improving the quality of life.

Healthy Children

The connection between early life experiences and later health is becoming increasingly clear. A key factor is a health promoting environment.

Healthy Workplaces

The workplace directly influences the physical, mental, economic and social well-being of workers and in turn the health of their families, communities and society.

Healthy Aging

Physical activity among older people is critically important for preventing disease, maintaining independence and improving the quality of life.

The Importance of Healthy Habits in Childhood

Healthy habits are essential for living a long and happy life. It is important to instill them in children from a young age. If you help them form these habits now, you will be giving them the tools to navigate any obstacles they may face as they grow into adulthood.

From Greece to Malta: ToyBox

Aims to promote healthy lifestyles in early childhood in order to prevent obesity. It includes environmental changes and group interventions.

From Ireland to Italy and Lithuania: Active School Flag

Aims to increase physical activity in children through developing a physically active and physically educated school community.

From the Netherlands to Iceland: JOGG

JOGG encourages all people in a city, town or neighbourhood to make healthy food and exercise an easy and attractive lifestyle option for young people.

From Greece to Malta: ToyBox

Aims to promote healthy lifestyles in early childhood in order to prevent obesity. It includes environmental changes and group interventions.

From Ireland to Italy and Lithuania: Active School Flag

Aims to increase physical activity in children through developing a physically active and physically educated school community.

From the Netherlands to Iceland: JOGG

JOGG encourages all people in a city, town or neighbourhood to make healthy food and exercise an easy and attractive lifestyle option for young people.

Bringing health and work together

Everyone benefits from a healthy workplace. When people work in healthy environments, they are more likely to be more productive and committed to their jobs.

From Italy to Spain: Lombardy Workplace Health Promotion Network

Staying active after the age of 65 is critical

Between 2000-2050 the number of people aged 60+ is expected to double. It is critical to shift our perspective from the potential risks of exercise and focus on its enormous benefits to physical and mental health.

From Iceland to Spain and Lithuania: Multimodal Training Intervention in Communities – an Approach to Successful Aging

Did you like our programmes and would like to adapt them to your organisation? This is what we learned:

  • It is vital to have a strong link between the programme owners and implementers throughout all phases;
  • Try to build on existing structures, motivation and experiences;
  • Apply an implementation strategy like the one developed by CHRODIS PLUS

Read more about the experience we have collected through transferring the programmes from one place to another.

What makes a collaboration within the health sector or with other sectors a success?

Find out more about this challenging action which strengthens health promotion activities.

Read the full report here.

Landscape Report

on Health Promotion and Primary Prevention about Key Policies, Approaches, Examples of Good Practice, and Gaps and Needs in 21 countries

Project leaders and partners

Lina Papartyte | EuroHealthNet, Belgium

Alison Maassen | EuroHealthNet, Belgium

Ingrid Stegeman | EuroHealthNet, Belgium

Anne Lounamaa | National Institute for Health and Welfare, Finland

Nella Savolainen | National Institute for Health and Welfare, Finland

“We are proud to lead the health promotion and disease prevention section of CHRODIS PLUS, which will not only contribute to a healthier Europe, but to a fairer one too. Our work will aid the much-needed shift towards prevention and promotion. We will address health inequalities and chronic diseases together. This will be of benefit to all; it will make health systems more sustainable, support the sustainable development goals, and most importantly, help citizens to obtain their right to the highest attainable standard of health, regardless of their social and economic status.”

Implementing Partners

1/ ASL-TO3 (Italy), via the Piedmont Regional Health Promotion Documentation Centre (DORS)

2/ Institute of Hygiene (Lithuania)

3/ Directorate of Health (DOHI, Iceland)

4/ Directorate of Health and Disease Prevention (Malta)

5/ Andalusian Regional Ministry of Equality, Health and Social Policies (CSJA, Spain)

6/ Institute of Health Carlos III (ISCIII (Spain)

Additional Partners

1/ Kronikgune (Spain)

2/ Croatian Institute of Public Health (CIPH, Croatia)

3/ National Institute of Oncology (OOI, Hungary)

4/ Health Service Executive (HSE, Ireland)

5/ Neurologic Institute Carlo Besta FINCB (Italy)

6/Kauno Klinikos (Lithuania)

7/ Ministry for Health (Malta)

8/ National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM, Netherlands)

9/ Institute of Public Health Serbia (IPHS, Serbia)

10/ Ministry of Health (Italy)

11/ Semmelweis University (SU, Hungary)

12/ National Center of Public Health and Analyses (NCPHA, Bulgaria)

13/ Vilnius University (Lithuania)

14/ Ministry of Health (Portugal)

15/ National Institute of Geriatrics, Rheumatology and Rehabilitation (NIGRiR, Poland)

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