Credits-based, people-centric approach for the adoption of healthy life-styles and balanced Mediterranean diet in the frame of social participation and innovation for health promotion
CREDITS4HEALTH is a 36 months collaborative research program beginning from September 1st, 2013 (Grant agreement no: 602386). It is funded by the European Commission within the framework of the SP1-Cooperation, Theme [HEALTH.2013.3.3-1 HEALTH.2013.3.3-1] Social innovation for health promotion (FP7-HEALTH-2013-INNOVATION-1).
The CREDITS4HEALTH project’s main goal is to develop a person-centric approach based on the “credits for health” concept, in order to reduce sedentary behavior and enhance the level of physical activity and healthy dietary habits of people living in Euro-Mediterranean Countries. The concept of credits is simple and effective: this means that each participant will earn credits from his local, regional or national Health Authority on the basis of his/her participation and involvement in the achievement of a healthy life-style, and his/her attitude to sponsor this philosophy in his/her community. The CREDITS4HEALTH vision is therefore to have people directly acting for their health and well being, operating on three fundamental levers to enhance the quality of their lives, through the reduction of sedentary behavior, the active participation to the social life and the adoption of a healthier diet.
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