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Contact: Ms Henriette Hansen

Healthy Region

Healthy Regions Concept - The idea of the Healthy Regions Concept is basically to see HEALTH as an investment and a prerequisite for innovation and development. The Concept is designed as a triangle in order to show the three sides of priority areas; 1) The institutional capacity to work with health promotion as a strategic priority area because it is cheaper to prevent than to treat, 2) Innovation, employment and growth can be created in the health sector if we look at health as an investment and 3) Promoting good health is a multi stakeholder process, where interventions have to be implemented in different settings.

Dialogue Tool - The Dialogue Tool has been created as a tool that can kick-start a regional development process, focusing on health as a strategic development area. The tool can be used to create a common understand of the development potentials or create a structured dialogue between e.g. the political and the practical level working with health in order to match expectations for the future.

Scenario Planning Manual - The Scenario Planning Manual was developed within the “Regional Key Competencies Project” that was a Social Fund Project, leading to the Healthy Regions Project. This tool can also be used to kick start a regional development process, and can assist regional actors to structure the dialogue and think “out of the box” for a moment.

Scenario Planning Report - As a part of the Healthy Regions project, the partners carried out a scenario planning workshop during the partner meeting in UK. Look how “thinking out of the box” can provide good ideas and positive scenarios of the future, and how sticking to what we have always done, give limited development oriented images of the future.

Public Health Visualization - The Swedish partners have made a short film, introducing what public health and health promotion in a regional perspective.

A Strategic Approach to Health Promotion Across Municipal Departments - Health promotion applies to all aspects of people's daily lives: everywhere we live, work, go to school, do leisure activities or move around in public space. A wide variety of departments need to be involved in the health promotion task at the regional or municipal level. This document presents the essential points of attention concerned implementation of health strategies across municipal departments. The document is relevant to anyone facing the challenge of interdepartmental strategy implementation at the regional or municipal level within health or other areas.


Project and process