Public health research: knowledge of healthy living
How can research contribute to maintaining and improving healthy living and lifestyle in the Netherlands? We focus particularly on reducing differences in health potential between people in a lower and higher socioeconomic position. Research provides knowledge for enabling a healthy living environment and empowering people to shape their own healthy lives and lifestyle.
A JPI is a multi-member state initiative around a given societal challenge. Ten JPIs have been developed. On behalf of the Dutch Ministry of Public Health, Welfare and Sport, ZonMw is a member of four JPIs which are related to health: Healthy Diet for a Healthy Life (HDHL), Antimicrobial Resistance, More Years, Better Lives and Neurodegenerative Disease.
An app that allows you to make video calls super easy, even if someone doesn’t have digital skills or suffers from forgetfulness or dementia. With this solution the 123familie app won the Dutch JAIN challenge on April 28th. This bi-annual challenge called for solutions based on artificial intelligence, which improve the quality of life and independence of people with dementia and their environment. And which could reduce the workload for...
Two Dutch research groups and industry will jointly develop animal-free innovations via the ZonMw call Create2Solve. Over the next five years, the projects will focus on a 3D model of human brain cells and a better test method for potentially toxic substances. The projects will contribute to limiting the use of laboratory animals in both industry and science.
Which patients with cardiovascular diseases run the risk of a (new) heart attack, heart failure or stroke? What is the optimum personalised treatment? On 15 April, cardiologist Prof. Folkert Asselbergs (University Medical Center Utrecht) received the ZonMw Pearl for a data collection that contributes to answering these questions and for developing a self-management platform.
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