Healthy Boost

HEALTHY BOOST (Urban Labs for Better Health for All in the Baltic Sea Region – Boosting Cross-sectoral Cooperation for Health and Wellbeing in Cities):
The Healthy Boost project addresses the health burden of city residents due to unhealthy lifestyles. Cities Cherepovets, Helsinki, Pskov, Poznan, Klaipeda, Jelgava, Suwalki, Tartu and Turku experiment with different methods of cross-sectoral cooperation such as community participation and health learning. The main objective of the project is to make urban policies for health and well-being more innovative, more effective and more integrated. This includes work on cross-sectoral cooperation with potential to be used in other fields as well. The Healthy Boost project brings together fourteen partners representing different levels of governance within various sectors. Their aim is to improve the capacities of local authorities to enhance health and well-being of citizens through cross-sectoral cooperation.

The main output of Healthy Boost project is a model for effective cooperation for cross-sectoral urban policies for health and wellbeing developed and tested by nine cities in six countries. Improved after the feedback from different stakeholders, it shall serve other cities in more integrated future work.

Healthy Boost project website

2019 – 2021

Funding Programme: Interreg Baltic Sea Region
Lead Partner: City of Turku, Risto Tolonen (Email)

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