Healthy Boost

Urban Labs for Better Health for All in the Baltic Sea Region – Boosting cross-sectoral cooperation for health and well-being in the cities

Healthy Boost is a project about cross-sectoral cooperation within cities and between city administrations, city residents and SMEs and other relevant stakeholders. The project is funded by Interreg Baltic Sea Region. Together with 14 partners from seven different countries, it seeks methods and tools to do cross-sectoral cooperation better for more holistic approach to health promotion.

Here you can find information regarding the project news, materials and partners.

Healthy Boost news

Digital experience on cross-sectoral cooperation and participation for Turku city employees

Fri, 09/24/2021 - 13:08

The focus of the Turku pilot is communication. The aim is to find ways to communicate about health and wellbeing services, and that way help city residents to make choices that support their health and wellbeing. Also, our goal is to encourage city residents to participate in the decision-making. To reach a sustainable result, Turku has approached these challenges from different angles. Turku targeted residents directly and worked with city employees and NGOs providing services for them. The game developed within the Healthy Boost project supports the latter approach.

Jelgava municipality visited Tartu

Fri, 09/17/2021 - 15:43

Jelgava municipality visited Tartu to share ideas about healthy school catering. Discussions about school catering procurement as well as ecological food in schools and kindergartens were highlighted with tasting the food in Maarjamõisa kindergarten, checking out the hens and learning about food waste in Lotte kindergarten.

Model for cross-sectoral cooperation is being finalized

Thu, 09/16/2021 - 10:04

The Model for cross-sectoral cooperation is designed and developed to provide an overview of key cross-sectoral cooperation elements that are a paramount prerequisite for modern health promotion.

The Model was developed by researchers of Riga Stradins University based on a systematic review and analysis of the scientific literature, and the results of a self-assessment of cross-sectoral collaboration for health promotion conducted by professionals and experts in the Healthy Boost project partner cities.

Klaipėda City Public Health Bureau has opened the VR room

Wed, 08/11/2021 - 09:47

Klaipėda City Public Health Bureau as a partner of the Healthy Boost project, implemented pilot project aiming to broaden the sustainable mobility activities. One of the objectives was to demonstrate cycling routs of Klaipėda city using virtual reality (VR) tools.