BALTCITYPREVENTION (Baltic Cities Tackle Lifestyle Related Diseases):
Current disease prevention measures are often ineffective since the methods are not tailored to specific user needs. In the project, 14 partners from seven countries are testing a more participatory and user-oriented approach to develop and implement prevention and health promotion interventions.
New technologies are employed in the planning procedures and also as innovative tools for prevention purposes. User participation and co-creation are key elements of this new intervention model. The prevention interventions are offered by public health authorities (e.g. health care and social departments in municipalities) and address people with different health issues.


  • Analysis of needs and requirements of Public Health Authorities
  • Creating an intervention model and three toolboxes (for assessment of end-user needs, behaviour change and initiating and organizing the development of new health apps)
  • Online Platform for exchange between public health authorities
  • Action plans for pilot interventions
  • Establishing cooperation between Public Health Authorities and Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs)

BaltCityPrevention project website
BaltCityPrevention project outcomes
BaltCityPrevention on Twitter
BaltCityPrevention on Youtube

2017 – 2020

Funding Programme: Interreg Baltic Sea Region
Lead Partner: Flensburg University of Applied Sciences, Prof. Dr. Bosco Lehr (Email)

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