Healthy Boost project news

Cooperation was the main message of the Healthy Boost final event

Wed, 11/17/2021 - 11:47

The Healthy Boost project's final event Healthy Boost for Your Cross-sectoral Cooperation – Piloted Practices and Novel Tools was held yesterday, the 16th November 2021. The event was carried out as a hybrid seminar with some participants physically present in Turku, Finland, and other participants from several countries via Zoom video conference system. There was a good representation from the project's participant cities and municipalities plus cities and countries outside the project consortium.

Importance of healthy meals, videos for children and parents

Fri, 11/12/2021 - 16:08

Jelgava Local Municipality promotes healthy, local, seasonal catering at schools in their Healthy Boost pilot project.

These videos are prepared by nutritionist Olga Lubina both for children and their parents about importance of healthy meals. Videos are published in YouTube and the language is Latvian:

Finalization of the evaluation process – "The synthesis of the model evaluation report"

Fri, 11/05/2021 - 15:36

The aim of the Healthy Boost project was to improve the capacities of local authorities to enhance health of citizens through cross-sectoral cooperation. Its main objective was to make urban policies for health and well-being more innovative, effective and integrated.

Zoom meeting in progress.

The Healthy Boost project has entered its final phase

Thu, 10/28/2021 - 09:55

On 21 October this year, researchers in the Healthy Boost project from the Institute of Public Health (Riga Stradiņš University) had a meeting with Uldis Mitenbergs, a Head of Country Office Latvia at World Health Organization, and health promotion experts from the Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. 

Final steps in development of the Model for cross-sectoral cooperation

Mon, 10/25/2021 - 15:10

Project partners from Riga Stradiņš university have actively been working on the final version of the Model for cross-sectoral cooperation. The Model was updated based on previous project reports and shown to the project partners. Every partner was contacted, and online in-depth consultations were arranged.

The City of Helsinki’s Healthy Boost Pilot Project

Mon, 10/25/2021 - 15:04

The Helsinki pilot aims to strengthen the participation of under-represented groups in social activities and decision-making, and to build equal opportunities for influence to improve wellbeing. The pilot was carried out as a part of the city’s implementation of its “OmaStadi” participatory budgeting projects in 2020-2021. AR-technology helped realize the OmaStadi idea phase video guide as well as the 3D model of an outdoor sports facility based on an OmaStadi idea. OmaStadi marketing and PR also made use of the solution.

Collection of good practices „How to promote health and boost cross-sectoral cooperation using the example of nine cities“

Fri, 10/22/2021 - 14:49

Collection of good practices

Healthy Boost Project had nine cities contributing to testing the Model for Cross-Sectoral Cooperation carrying out local pilot projects. As a result Healthy Boost can present you a collection of good practices "How to promote health and boost cross-sectoral cooperation using the example of nine cities"

Collection of experiences from co-creation workshops is now out!

Thu, 10/21/2021 - 11:30

Boosting cross-sectoral cooperation is the most important output in the “Healthy Boost” project. Gathering together people from different sectors, which is resulting in getting more opinions, a wider range of views and perspectives of citizens, who are actually living in the world, which cities and municipalities policies are creating is an added value during every administration project. 

"Healthy Boost for Your Cross-sectoral Cooperation – Piloted Practices and Novel Tools" online conference coming soon!

Wed, 10/13/2021 - 17:08

Did you miss something in your last project? Maybe you would like to cooperate with professionals from different sectors, but you don’t know how to do it?

Come to the conference, see examples from those who already tried cross-sectoral cooperation, gain their experience from the Model, which can change your future projects.

"Healthy Boost for Your Cross-sectoral Cooperation – Piloted Practices and Novel Tools" online conference coming soon! Save the date: November 16, 2021, 9:00-15:00 (CET)!


People exercising outdoors

Videos and online articles cheered up during the Covid-19 epidemic in Turku

Wed, 10/13/2021 - 15:25

The Valoa Turkuun (Light to Turku) series told hopeful stories that looked for an optimistic future during an exceptional time at the Covid-19 epidemic. The series consisted of ten videos and online articles with photographs.