Urban research is the key for finding solutions to problems that we find in various neighborhoods that finally affect the health of its residents.
Multiple studies have shown that the place where we live and work determines the diet we eat and, consequently, the level of obesity of the population. Socioeconomic differences found between neighborhoods might determine the level of health of the population, so developing research studies about the characteristics of neighborhoods and their residents seems essential to make not only a community diagnosis, but also to seek answers and propose solutions that improve the situation of the most vulnerable population.
From the University of the Basque Country (UPV / EHU), the research group of Nursing and Health Promotion, has launched the initiative “Healthy neighborhoods”, with the aim of encouraging / promoting the citizen participation in the knowledge of weaknesses and strengths of their community and, thus, to be able to carry out practical solutions that allow to improve the quality of life of individuals, families and communities.
This initiative has been possible thanks to the FOTOVOZ BILBAO project, funded by the University of the Basque Country (US 16/35). Through photographs that reflect the reality of the environment surrounding the city, in this project we have managed to give VOICE to the citizens, in this case, talking about feeding. Their voices will become a proposal for the local authorities on political, social and health measures, in order to cover the needs of citizens and to develop future community strategies for obesity prevention.
For this reason, this website is built for all citizens who care about their health, their environment, and their community.
The aim of this website is to show the research projects carried out in various neighborhoods of Bilbao, show the results to the citizens and … encourage you to participate !!