FOCUS ON HEALTH AND SOCIAL WELL-BEING IN THE BALTI.. (HEPRO)
FOCUS ON HEALTH AND SOCIAL WELL-BEING IN THE BALTIC SEA REGION
Start date: Jun 11, 2005,
End date: Jan 10, 2008
Along with the rest of Europe, the Baltic Sea Region (BSR) is facing enormous challenges when it comes to an ageing population, migration of young people from rural areas to the cities, unemployment, increase in alcohol and drug abuse and mental illness. An increasing part of lifestyle diseases and injuries from accidents will make great demands on the future treatment capacity of the health services.The problems require imaginative, complex and diverse solutions. It also requires transnational cooperation and shearing of knowledge across national borders.HEPRO is a project which aim is to integrate health considerations into spatial planning and development. The systematic approach will make an important contribution to a sustainable public health policy in Europe. HEPRO consists of 32 partners and brings together people with experts and specialist knowledge and experience from all relevant sectors across 8 countries around the Baltic Sea Region. The project will help sharing effective ways to promote health and bring the results to attention to those who need to take action. Achievements: The project has carried out a transnational population survey and training programmes and implement concrete findings from the survey into the spatial planning processes. More than 30000 persons participated in the survey. The results is gathered as a tool-kit on our website. The tool-kit aims to support decision-makers at regional and local level with evidence based and practical advices.
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