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Regional Health Kuopio programme


Detailed description of the Good Practice

The Kuopio Region is nationally recognised and operationally profiled as a cluster for expertise in the field of well being that aims at international top-level expertise and an ability to apply this exellence in the commercial markets. Its preeminence stems from the University of Kuopio which has always concentrated on health and well being, and the University is backed up by the Kuopio University Hospital and Savonia Polytechnic. Technology Centre Teknia Ltd. is a major player, ensuring that the needs of local businesses in the health and well-being sector are not neglected.

The Health Kuopio programme is a cooperation network between social and health services, enterprises, research and education, through which products, services and well-being are developed. It is a joint project between the City of Kuopio, the University of Kuopio and various businesses and organisations in the region. The programme aims at turning the city and its surrounding region into one of the leading European centres of expertise in health and wellness. Furthermore, the programme´s goal is to commercialise top-level international research and develop practical applications and services for the benefit of the community. The focus of the programme is wellness expertise in the areas of health, environment and social welfare, with a practical focus on health technology.

The realization of the health Kuopio programme is in practice several different schemes, i.e.

1. Ageing population
2. Wellbeing technology
3. Promoting good health
4. Health tourism
5. Healthy housing

In these areas the Kuopio region is looking for new international ways to produce services for residents and at the same time create new jobs. The schemes are almost equivalent to WHO Healthy Cities themes on Phase IV.

More Details of the Good Practice

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Contact details

Laura Hakumäki
Co-ordinator of Healthy City Kuopio

City Office
Add: P.O.Box 1097 (Suokatu 42 D)
FIN-70110 Kuopio
Tel: +358 17 182 119
Fax: +358 17 182 148
E-mail: laura.hakumaki@kuopio.fi

Data sources and references


Baltic Region Healthy Cities Association
WHO Collaborating Centre for Healthy Cities and Urban Health in the Baltic Region