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.

The team

Fotovoz Bilbao

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 !!

More about the proyect


Interview Radio Popular


Fotovoz Bilbao at Herri Irratia

Esta mañana se ha presentado el Proyecto FOTOVOZ BILBAO, una iniciativa coordinada por un equipo de la Facultad de Medicina y Enfermería de la UPV/EHU

Informational meetings in each neighborhood

It is planned to meet with the neighbors of the districts of San Pedro de Deusto, Uribarri and San Francisco on the 3rd, 4th and

Photographic Exhibition: Photovoice Bilbao Citizen Proyect

JULY 4-12, in Bizkaia Aretoa! Inauguration of the exhibition and delivery of final policy recommendations

CADENA SER: conclusions of the project- August 11th


Radio Popular (06-07-2018)


A great visit to the photographic exhibition of PHOTOVOICE BILBAO

The perception of the citizens of the local food environment of Bilbao was considered by several political leaders of the Bilbao City Council. Thank you

Morning news about neighbourhoods (La SER-Bizkaia) 13-08-2018


News published in NAIZ website

Naiz 04102018Diferencias notables en los hábitos ali...n Francisco | Bilbo Hiria | BILBOTARRA

SER radio : "a vivir que son dos días"

https://www.mibarriosaludable.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/006RD010000000330106.mp3 Where you live, so you eat!!!

Bizkaia Irratian: "Zuzenean"

Amets Jauregi talking about PHOTOVOICE PROJECT!! https://www.mibarriosaludable.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/AMETS-JAUREGI-.mp3

Publication of PHOTO-BOOK

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