Baltic cities tackle lifestyle related diseases

Launch of - a platform for Public Health Authorities to provide Better Prevention

We proudly present our new networking platform for learning, sharing and connecting.

Rich toolbox, stories about good practices and failures, contacts to the colleagues from 7 countries and other resources – all this is available starting from today for any organization responsible for designing and executing a public health interventions in their municipal or educational settings.

The collected methods for planning, implementing and evaluating public health interventions are grouped in three themes for:

  • assessment of user needs, 
  • behavioral change,
  • initiating and organizing the design of new eHealth applications.

and can be used for the work with the population of any age in the cities.

The focus is on participatory tools and the eHealth solutions – this approach should not only better engage the target group into the prevention work but also make it in the most cost- and time-effective way.

The BetterPrevention platform is about sharing and learning from each other. How to engage a target group into planning, implementation and evaluation of health interventions in participatory way? The public health authorities – the administrators of health in their municipalities, school nurses, teachers and all other organizations involved in prevention work, are welcome to share their experiences and lessons learned from their work. Go now to to learn more about the toolbox and to connect with your colleagues from Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland.

The BetterPrevention platform was created as part of the BaltCityPrevention project to support the public health authorities from the Baltic Sea Region in their prevention work towards the youth but the toolbox is going beyond that. The BetterPrevention is work in progress – in 2019 we will test the toolbox, refine it and translate into all 7 languages. We will also revise the intervention model, which should guide the public health authorities towards the more effective and more participatory work on better prevention for all.