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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

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 602386

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 September 2013

  • End date

    31 August 2016

Funded under:

FP7-HEALTH

  • Overall budget:

    € 7 597 317

  • EU contribution

    € 5 996 863

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI FIRENZE

Italy

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.
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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

FUNDACIO PRIVADA PER A LA INVESTIGACIO NUTRICIONAL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 528 908

LUDWIG-MAXIMILIANS-UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 137 689

PANEPISTIMIO IOANNINON

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 364 400

F.I.R.M.O. - FONDAZIONE RAFFAELLA BECAGLI - ONLUS

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 343 600

HELLENIC HEALTH FOUNDATION

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 551 175

FREIE UNIVERSITAET BERLIN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 436 100

LABOR SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 420 288

INSTITUT FÜR ANGEWANDTE SYSTEMTECHNIK BREMEN GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 422 762

LOOKING FOR VALUE SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 430 401

ADN KRONOS INTERNATIONAL SRL

Italy

C3 COLLABORATING FOR HEALTH

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 247 200

MINISTERO DELLA SALUTE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 106 040

AGENZIA REGIONALE PER LA SALUTE ED IL SOCIALE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 178 000

ADN KRONOS COMUNICAZIONE SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 428 200

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 602386

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 September 2013

  • End date

    31 August 2016

Funded under:

FP7-HEALTH

  • Overall budget:

    € 7 597 317

  • EU contribution

    € 5 996 863

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI FIRENZE

Italy