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Credits-based, people-centric approach for the adoption of healthy life-styles and balanced Mediterranean diet in the frame of social participation and innovation for health promotion

Objective

The CREDITS4HEALTH project’s main goal is to develop a person centric approach based on the “credits for health” concept to reduce sedentary behavior and enhance the level of physical activity and healthy dietary styles in people living in Euro-Mediterranean Countries. The concept of credits is simple and effective: this means that each participant will earn credits from his local, regional or national Health Authority on the basis of his/her participation and involvement in the achievement of an healthy life-style, and his/her attitude to sponsor this philosophy in his community. The CREDITS4HEALTH vision is therefore to have people directly acting for their health and well being, operating on three fundamental levers to enhance the quality of their lives, through the reduction of sedentary behavior, the active participation to the social life and the adoption of an healthier diet. The CREDITS4HEALTH approach is virtuous and straightforward: 1)First, we will define personalised algorithms containing dietary and physical activity prescriptions, taking into account the medical, psychological, social, and economic background of each person; 2) Once screened by the local Credits4Health Committee, the participant receives an electronic card, which enables him to track his compliance to the regime through a dedicated web based platform; 3)With his electronic card, the participant also gets access to a full range of suppliers which offer him goods for fulfilling his health-related objectives;4)Suppliers must be certified by the local authority, according to a specified set of requirements and they must certify the products they intend to commercialise for this initiative;5)Participants gain credits as far as they comply with their daily, weekly and monthly goals; they are also subject to a six monthly mandatory assessment performed by the Credits4Health Committee, in which the algorithm can be modified and fine-tuned to the needs of the participant.

Field of science

  • /humanities/philosophy, ethics and religion/philosophy

Call for proposal

FP7-HEALTH-2013-INNOVATION-1
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project

Coordinator

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI FIRENZE
Address
Piazza San Marco 4
50121 Florence
Italy
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 884 800
Administrative Contact
Paolo Bechi (Prof.)

Participants (15)

ISTITUTO SCIENTIFICO BIOMEDICO EUROMEDITERRANEO SCaRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 517 300
Address
Via Reali Di Bulgaria Sn Ex Convento Dei Cappuccini
72023 Mesagne Br
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Caterina Gabriella Nicoletti (Dr.)
FUNDACIO PRIVADA PER A LA INVESTIGACIO NUTRICIONAL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 528 908
Address
Calle Montnegre 18 Esc A Planta En Puerta 2
08029 Barcelona
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Lourdes Ribas (Dr.)
LUDWIG-MAXIMILIANS-UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 137 689
Address
Geschwister Scholl Platz 1
80539 Muenchen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Julian Nida-Rümelin (Prof.)
PANEPISTIMIO IOANNINON
Greece
EU contribution
€ 364 400
Address
Panepistemioypole Panepistemio Ioanninon
45110 Ioannina
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Georgios Ntetsikas (Mr.)
F.I.R.M.O. - FONDAZIONE RAFFAELLA BECAGLI - ONLUS
Italy
EU contribution
€ 343 600
Address
Via Del Pian De Giullari 28
50125 Firenze
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Donatella Bernini (Ms.)
HELLENIC HEALTH FOUNDATION
Greece
EU contribution
€ 551 175
Address
Kaisareias 13 & Alexandroupoleos
11527 Athens
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Antonia Trichopoulou (Dr.)
FREIE UNIVERSITAET BERLIN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 436 100
Address
Kaiserswerther Strasse 16-18
14195 Berlin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Melanie Klette (Mrs.)
LABOR SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 420 288
Address
Via Della Scrofa 117
00186 Roma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Cristina Torrisi (Dr.)
INSTITUT FÜR ANGEWANDTE SYSTEMTECHNIK BREMEN GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 422 762
Address
Wiener Strasse 1
28359 Bremen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Daniel Obreiter (Mr.)
LOOKING FOR VALUE SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 430 401
Address
Via Della Pedica 96
00046 Grottaferrata Rm
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Cristiano Panfili (Dr.)
ADN KRONOS INTERNATIONAL SRL

Participation ended

Italy
Address
Piazza Mastai 9
00153 Roma Rm
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Adolfo Ermice (Dr.)
C3 COLLABORATING FOR HEALTH
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 247 200
Address
Margaret Street 28
W1W 8RZ London
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Christine Hancock (Ms.)
MINISTERO DELLA SALUTE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 106 040
Address
Via Giorgio Ribotta 5
00144 Roma
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Giovanni Nicoletti (Dr.)
AGENZIA REGIONALE PER LA SALUTE ED IL SOCIALE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 178 000
Address
Lungomare Nazario Sauro 33
70121 Bari
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Francesca Avolio (Dr.)
ADN KRONOS COMUNICAZIONE SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 428 200
Address
Piazza Mastai 9
00153 Roma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Adolfo Ermice (Dr.)