Sustainable prevention of obesity through integrated strategies

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Contract/Grant agreement number
: 278186
EC contribution
: € 2,997,658.00
: 48 months
Starting date
: 01/03/2012
: Obesity prevention; community-based approach; adults; environment; lifestyle behaviours.
Project web-site

SPOTLIGHT addresses the call HEALTH.2011.3.3-2: Analysis of integrated strategies for sustainable behaviour change. It focuses on integrated health promotion strategies for sustainable behaviour change contributing to prevention of overweight and obesity, which are important risk factors for a wide variety of major chronic diseases in Europe and beyond. For this project, researchers from thirteen organisations in eight European countries join forces, supported by a team of external advisors.

The aim is to increase and combine knowledge on the wide range of determinants of obesity in a systematic way, and to identify community-based approaches that are strong in terms of Reach, Efficacy, Adoption, Implementation and Maintenance (RE-AIM). SPOTLIGHT will provide an evidence-based model for effective multi-level intervention approaches in health promotion practice applicable across European regions, and facilitate dissemination and take-up of findings to the main stake holders: policy makers, health professionals, the scientific community, the media and the public at large.

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