Healthy Cities

Central to this research department are the health and welfare of Zwolle’s young people. The main factors determining the healthiness of local children’s lifestyles are studied and influenced at the city and the neighbourhood level.

The department of Healthy Cities performs research on:

• Stimulating and facilitating a healthy lifestyle and a healthy environment to improve health, among youth aged 0-19 years living in Zwolle.
• Reducing health inequalities, resulting in an emphasis on deprived neighbourhoods.
• Prevention and management of obesity.

Health and Social Work

Research focus

Accents in this research are on healthy living, a healthy environment and healthy health care (bringing together prevention and care). Joop ten Dam is Professor of applied sciences on Healthy Cities, and Carry Renders, Ingrid Bakker and Tommy Visscher are associate professors on one of the three research accents.

The department of Healthy Cities is a partner in the Research Center for Overweight Prevention Zwolle (OPOZ), an initiative of Windesheim and the Amsterdam Free University. The research is done in close cooperation with Zwolle Healthy City & partners, and (inter)national programmes and agencies.

Our professor

Joop ten Dam
Professorship Healthy Cities
Contact: +31 88 469 7783
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