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Presentación introductoria Phenotype

  1. 1. Positive health effects of the natural outdoor environment in typical populations of different regions in Europe
  2. 2. FP7 Theme ENV.2011.1.2.3-2; Positive effects of natural environmentfor human health and well-being. Grant Agreement 2829961st January 2012 – 31st December 2015EC contribution: € 3.499.403Beneficiaries: – Fundació Centre de Recerca en Epidemiologia Ambiental – Spain (C) – Rijksinstituut voor Volksgezondheid en Milieu – Netherlands – Staffordshire University – United Kingdom – Vytauto Didziojo Universitetas – Lithuania – Université de Geneve – Switzerland – Vereniging voor Christelijk Hoger Onderwijs, Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek en Patientenzorg – Netherlands – Veiligheids- en Gezondheidsregio Gelderland Midden – Netherlands – University of California, Berkeley Campus – United States
  3. 3. Objective:To investigate the interconnections between exposure to naturaloutdoor environments, in both rural and urban settings, and betterhuman health and well-being and particularly:• Identify the underlying mechanisms at work;• Examine the effects for different population groups;• Examine the effects of different characteristics of the natural outdoor environment;• Cover both preventive as well as therapeutic effects of contact with the natural environment;• Address the implications for land-use planning and green space management, specifically focusing on the integration of human health needs, and translating the research outcomes into recommendations for policy makers and guidelines for professional practitioners.
  4. 4. Project Structure Land use planning and natural environment Management (WP5) Natural environment: Quantitative and quality characteristics (amount, type) Different levels of urbanity (WP2) Epidemiological studies Mechanism assessment (WP3) Therapeutic studies (WP2) (WP4) General health/well being Stress reduction/ Mental health/neural development Mental health Restorative function Cardiovascular, respiratory and High stress Physical activity cancer morbidity and mortality Social interaction Cardiovascular Birth outcomes Environmental pollutants Obesity Inclusive subgroups Inclusive subgroups Large studies Small studies (n=4*20-40) Medium size studies (n=4*1000) Implications, including health impact assessment and application(WP5) Policy involvement and Dissemination, including stakeholders (WP 6)
  5. 5. WP1 – Management - Technical and financial management of the projectWP 2 - Mechanisms• To examine underlying mechanisms of positive health impact through the quantitive relation of factors including stress, physical activity, social interaction and pollution, with the natural environment.• 1000 subjects to be recruited in all participating countries.• Case-study of 100 subjects working with Calfit.WP3 - Epidemiological Studies• To evaluate the relationship between natural environment indicators and various health outcomes in different regions of Europe. Analysis of large routine databases containing health outcome data, cohort study data and natural environment indicators.• 17 Studies, n>24M• Outcomes covered: respitory health, BMI, neural development, birth weigth/gestation, all cause and specific mortality, asthma, serum cholesterol, (health) quality of life, psychological factors, cancer, general health.
  6. 6. WP4 - Therapeutic Studies• To measure stress reduction and restorative function of different environments, as well as behaviour and social interaction to further explore mechanisms implicated in the health-natural environment relations.• 20-40 subjects to be recruited in Netherlands, Lithuania, UK and SpainWP5 - Implications, Health Impact Assessment and Planning• To integrate human health needs into land use planning and green space management in rural and urban areas.• Considering: Qualitative characteristics of natural environements; Facilities, maintenance and services; Accessibility Guidelines to natural environments.WP6 - Policy involvement and dissemination• To establish a framework for dissemination, engagement and stakeholder dialogue. In particular focussed on natural environment and related DG- Environment programmes.
  7. 7. Geographical Expertise North Western Eastern Europe INPUT FROM DIFFERENT Europe -United kingdom EUROPEAN REGIONS -Lithuania -Netherlands Natural outdoor *Natural outdoor Environment Standardized and comparable *Mechanisms Environment European data base *Health outcomes *Mechanisms Natural outdoor Environment *Stakeholders *Health outcomes -green and blue *stakeholders -Quantity and Quality Mechanisms -Stress reduction/ Restorative function -Physical activity -Social interaction -Environmental pollutants Health outcomes -General health/well being -Mental health/neural development -Cardiovascular, respiratory and cancer morbidity and mortality Southern -Birth outcomes Europe -Obesity Susceptible group Central Europe -Spain Pregnancy -Switserland Natural outdoor Age -Policy and Environment Socio-economic status guidelines *Mechanisms Ethnic minorities -Stakeholders *Health outcomes *Stakeholders
  8. 8. Use of novel application for measurements of spatial, physical a.o. factors Figure 3. Calfit Phone Showing (a) Basic Interface, (b) Calorie Counts by 30 second Epoch, and (c) Google Maps Display of Activity Levels in Different Locations
  9. 9. www.phenotype.euMark Nieuwenhuijsen mnieuwenhuijsen@creal.catCoordinatorDiana van Gent dvangent@creal.catProject Manager and contact CREAL - Centre de Recerca en Epidemiologia Ambiental Parc Recerca Biomèdica de Barcelona Doctor Aiguader, 88 08003 Barcelona Tel +34 932 14 7354 Fax +34 932 14 7301
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