Healthy Living
Theme

Healthy Living

Everybody wants to enjoy a long and healthy life. Health is a complex interaction between many factors such as: biological stressors; life history; lifestyle; physical, social and cultural environment, and the quality and accessibility of care facilities.

Research within the NWO theme Healthy Living generates knowledge to benefit quality of life: dietary advice for people with diabetes, genetic research to identify the causes of diseases and ICT systems for patient monitoring. Interdisciplinarity is an added value of this NWO theme: various disciplines from the arts, social sciences, humanities, and natural and life sciences work together on the same problems with a targeted approach.

Important trends in healthcare are increasing patient independence, quality and effectiveness of care, and the relationship between work and health. New knowledge is necessary not only for the prevention, detection or treatment of conditions but also for improving the quality of life.


Funding instruments supporting this theme

All grants for Theme: Healthy Living (2011-2014)

Contact

Mw. dr. W.A. (Wilma) van Donselaar (ZonMw) Mw. dr. W.A. (Wilma) van Donselaar (ZonMw) +31 (0)70 349 5418 donselaar@zonmw.nl