Healthy lifestyle. Healthy aging.
Healthy ageing of European citizens is of high priority on the EU agenda with the average life expectancy increasing. However, this development is accompanied with more chronic diseases, lower quality of life and higher costs.
Today, around 90% of mortality in the European Union is due to non-communicable diseases and risk factors such as a person’s lifestyle.
This requires a fundamental rethinking of how we organize health and health policy. Much more emphasis should be laid upon prevention through stimulation of healthy lifestyle on a community scale.
We link a strategic point of view, with practice-based problem-solving through local communities of practice.
This allows shifting behaviours to an active and healthy lifestyle, and it leads to a more integrated set-up of the sectors behind. It leads to a joint implementation of learning and modernizing the concept of healthy ageing.