Instituto Pedro Nunes
IPN     IPN Incubadora

HeaLIQs
Healthy Lifestyle Innovation Quarters for Cities and Citizens

Challenge

HeaLIQs promotes activities that stimulate the interaction between citizens, local academia, SMEs and government. They meet in the Healthy Living Room; an openly accessible forum where citizens engage in lifestyle assessments, test innovative products from SMEs and engage in community programs; all focusing on learning about a healthy lifestyle in an approachable setting. In 2019 the ‘Room’ will become mobile (bus), aiming to visit health illiterate citizens in neighborhoods and rural areas.

Solution

Building on the 2018 concept, experiences and developed tools, HeaLIQs will decentralize its activities in 2019: we will pilot the Healthy Living Room as a mobile community service, targeting typically health illiterate neighborhoods and rural areas. We will create health awareness while being at the heart of the community.
Besides individual focused lifestyle assessment and advice, the activity will have a stronger focus on promoting a healthy environment to support healthy habits. Different workshops between community - and health geography scientists and local governments will help shaping a Community Intervention toolkit that we aim to pilot and co-develop with citizens during the neighborhood visits. Here we bring in the expertise of Univ. and Municipality of Copenhagen, the Univ. and Municipality of Groningen and Univ. of Coimbra. Modular outreach materials will be produced tailorable to different publics or social contexts.

Project Reference

EIT Health - Campus - 19142

Funding

EIT Health
EIT Health

Location

Europe

Total Cost

495.000.00

IPN Cost

90.000.00

EU financial support

495.000.00

Duration

12 meses

Consortium

Instituto Pedro Nunes, Servicio Andaluz de Salud, Academisch Ziekenhuis Groningen, City of Copenhagen, University of Copenhagen, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, Universidade de Coimbra

Partners

 

Website

https://www.healiqs4cities.eu/

Keywords

LifeStyle Assessment, Healthy Living, Innovation Quarter