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Ahti Connect – ‘Behavioral change: How can you reduce socio-economic health differences?’

4 April 2019 @ 15:30 - 18:00

You have probably heard someone in your area saying: ‘Tomorrow, I will really start exercising’ or ‘I need to eat healthier’. A week later, none of these good intentions are done. Despite all national campaigns and other efforts, it is hard to change everyone’s behavior for a healthier life. Recent research shows that people with lower education live generally 6 years shorter than average and live 15 years less in a healthy state. However, reaching this particularly group is a major challenge. This is partly due to low literacy, low health skills and a low income. But how are we going to change this? How can we all promote behavioral change to stimulate a healthier life in an effective way?

You are welcome to share your expertise, ask your questions and join the discussion on Thursday April 4, from 15:30 until 18:00 at ahti Connect. Increase your knowledge and let’s come to new insights together and come up with solutions for a healthier Netherlands.

15:30 – 16:00 Welcome (Coffee, tea etc.)
16:00 – 16:05 Introduction (ahti)
16:05 – 16:25 Jurriaan van Rijswijk (&happy)
16:25 – 16:45 Robbert van Bokhoven (Pharos)
16:45 – 17:00 Questions & Discussion
17:00 – 18:00 Networking (Drinks & Snacks)

* Jurriaan van Rijswijk is founder of &happy. &happy uses games & apps to influence the behavior of people and organizations in an impactful way. They do this by developing serious games & gamified apps with clients from different domains, with a preference for health and happiness.

* Robbert van Bokhoven is Senior Advisor at Pharos and Program leader of eHealth4All. Pharos, a national expertise center, contributes to reducing major health differences. They do this by collecting, enriching and sharing national and international knowledge. It includes scientific, practical and experiential knowledge.

Why ahti Connect?
Ahti Connect is a two monthly network event that brings scientists, care professionals, entrepreneurs and policy makers from the field of healthcare together. Two speakers from different areas will discuss and share their knowledge on a theme related healthcare, data, technology and entrepreneurship. An inspiring way to gain new knowledge, expand your network and get to know ahti.

Join ahti Connect!
Admission is free. Please note: this event is in Dutch. There is limited space available, so register now via Eventbrite!