Baltic Profile - Profiling Healthy Cities in the Baltic Sea Region
Health Profiles can be seen as a story of the cityâ€™s health. The purpose is to provide information and evidence for city health development planning. Health profiles offer comprehensive information about the health of the population in a city. This information describes health situation in the city, information on everyday life of the citizens, but also environmental and social factors which have an effect on health. Health Profiles can also offer potential solutions to the health problems of the city.
Normally, Health Profiles offer a wide range of statistical and indicator based information. Besides that kind of knowledge, the Baltic Profile offers background information about the functions of the city, and also tells about the best practices and gives the citizen view on health.
More general information about Health Profiles can be found from WHOâ€™s publications City Health Profiles, review of progress and City Health Profiles: how to report on health in your city.
Baltic Profile gathers and presents information about health and wellbeing of the Healthy Cities in the Baltic Sea Region. It presents different health promotion activities and the state of health and wellbeing, and gives a valuable possibility to learn from other cities. The Baltic Profile aims at making the information visible, available and support city health development planning and decision making on health promotion. The Baltic Profile serves especially the cities in the Healthy Cities movement, people who work with Healthy Cities project, decision makers and all citizens.
The Baltic Profile offers information about operational environment and decision making at the local level, statistics, best practices from Healthy Cities activities and the citizen point of view on health.Â The profile has the perspectives of the community, as well as an individual. Distribution and collection of quantitative and qualitative, and also subjective and objective information ensures the diversity of the profile. The content of the Baltic Profile is grouped into four categories, which are divided into different sub-categories.
The four categories in the Baltic Profile are:
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