Inclusive Promotion of Health and Wellbeing

The project aims at providing new information on reasons of health inequities, as well as recommendations for policy and future strategies to promote health and wellbeing.

The undertaking will develop evidence-based and cost-effective models of health and wellbeing promotion that are able to talk to and assimilate vulnerable groups and motivate and empower positive transitions in peoples health and wellbeing. Four groups at risk of health inequalities and lowered quality of life are targeted: young people not in education, not employed, nor in training (NEET), basic unemployment benefit recipients, adult refugees, and multi-users of social and health care.

While the focus is on high risk groups the results will have universal application. The interventions will be delivered through Public-Private-People partnership across three social and health care regions and two cities. A theory-based systemic and participatory approach on reducing the inequalities will be developed and tested.

The PROMEQ project consortium is led by Marja Vaarama from University of Eastern Finland. In addition to University of Eastern Finland the project consortium comprises Etla, University of Tampere, The Youth Research Society, University of Jyväskylä and University of Lapland. Tarmo Valkonen leads one of the subprojects of the undertaking.

Starting year: 2016
Year of completion: 2019
Person in charge: Valkonen, Tarmo
Funding: Academy of Finland, Strategic Reserach Council