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Projects - LS (Lisanne) Mulderij MSc

Care-Physical Activity Initiatives in the Neighbourhood

This research focuses on the evaluation of national health policy that aims to stimulate Health in all Policies (HiAP) at local level and integrated carephysical activity (PA) initiatives at neighbourhood level. The research will be conducted in two municipalities (Veenendaal and Arnhem), supporting five deprived neighbourhoods in implementing carePA initiatives targeting socially vulnerable adults. Meetings with local stakeholders and citizens in Veenendaal and Arnhem revealed that, despite a strong motivation to make HiAP and carePA initiatives work, several factors hinder participation in, and implementation of, HiAP and carePA initiatives for socially vulnerable groups. These factors are supported by international literature, indicating the breadth of the problem. With this research, we aim to gain improved insight into how local carePA initiatives and HiAP can be best implemented, facilitated and evaluated.