As a Centre of Expertise, we are a national knowledge and innovation network for Prevention in Care and Welfare. We focus on three socially relevant themes: equality of opportunity, health & lifestyle, and technology in care and welfare. In doing so, we are constantly looking for partners to cooperate with, who want to think and act with us.
Your background should not affect the extent to which you can participate in society or the access you have to using services. So how do we ensure opportunities for all?
A healthy lifestyle contributes positively to people's health and well-being. So what opportunities are there to use preventive lifestyle interventions to promote people's health and well-being?
How can technology add value to living longer in good health, in working together on recovery, in lowering the threshold to care and well-being and being able to actively participate in our society (even with a chronic illness)?
The Centre of Expertise Prevention in Care and Welfare is a knowledge and innovation platform for educational institutions, the corporate sector, public organisations, and the Inholland University of Applied Sciences. We share knowledge, conduct practically-oriented research, and jointly develop innovative products and services in the field of prevention, that help realise a healthy and inclusive society for all. We focus on three socially relevant themes: equality of opportunity, health & lifestyle, and technology in care and welfare.
In doing so, we are constantly looking for partners to cooperate with, who want to think and act with us. Have you identified a problem within your company or institution, and you think prevention can have an impact? Are you a student with a good idea in the field of prevention? Contact the Centre of Expertise.
In the Netherlands, we spend billions addressing health and welfare problems. Problems that immediately resurface elsewhere. But what if we could prevent those problems altogether? What if we get ahead of health issues in people? Tackle poverty at the source? Prevent loneliness? And look at talents, instead of shortcomings? In short, what if we stop band-aiding, and start considering prevention as the solution? Only then can we achieve a healthy and functioning society.
Where others see risk, we see opportunity. The opportunity for Fatima, who has diabetes, not to end up in a wheelchair. The opportunity for 70-year-old Greet to cope with heart failure. The opportunity for troubled youth to get moving together.
In short, the opportunity for everyone to participate in society as healthily as possible. We believe prevention is not one-dimensional. That’s why we bring together our researchers, faculty, students, and the professional field from different disciplines. This way, we can arrive at solutions that benefit everyone.
Inholland University of Applied Sciences’ Centre of Expertise is the hotspot where all the expertise is combined. It’s where we create conditions for innovation. Where we devise unconventional solutions to health and welfare problems for, by, and with each other. Problems that have been obstacles to equality of opportunity for years. A healthy and functioning society can only be achieved with care at the front end.
As partners in prevention, we dare to think outside of the box. To look further than our own field of expertise. And we prioritise smart collaboration, on the premise of real people with personal stories. From the social worker who realises a family in debt might also benefit from a dietician. To oral health care students working with a tech company to develop an e-Health app for the elderly. This is how we turn the costly downward spiral of health problems, poverty, and loneliness, into a positive opportunity. And how we improve lives through prevention, together.