The PROMEQ project develops evidence-based and cost-effective models of health and wellbeing promotion that are able to talk to and assimilate vulnerable groups and motivate and empower positive transitions in peoples health and wellbeing. Four groups at risk of health inequalities and lowered quality of life are targeted: young people not in education, not employed, nor in training (NEET), basic unemployment benefit recipients, adult refugees, and multi-users of social and health care. While the focus is on high risk groups the results will have universal application. The interventions will be delivered through Public-Private-People -partnership across three social and health care regions and two cities. A theory-based systemic and participatory approach on reducing the inequalities will be developed and tested, new information on reasons of health inequities will be provided, as well as recommendations for policy and future strategies to promote health and wellbeing.
Professor Marja Vaarama
University of Eastern Finland