Servicing a healthy lifestyle is essential to welfare and healthy living in rural areas. It contributes directly to the quality of life. Both prevention and care are important challenges to deal with. In rural areas specific problems are more stringent because of distance to public and private services and sometimes also to a lack of ambitions and prospects.
Effective tools experienced during the Vital project are digital services and media campaigns for selected population segments (like young people, elderly, socially challenged people, families, etc.). These processes have to be supported by collaboration and voluntary involvement. Rural areas contain natural resources to be successful in the development of a healthy lifestyle. Involving leadership styles with increasing co-creation is part of new rural practice.
User stories in this category (Key projects)
- Webbased coaching programme for lifestyle improvement
- Think, don’t Drink! : Pro-active involvement of target groups in information campaigns