“In the Healthy Communities program it is the members of the community itself who promote the change of the health paradigm in their town”
Dr. Valentín Fuster
The SHE Foundation has designed a scientific study to evaluate the effectiveness of a community intervention, Healthy Communities, in which special attention is paid to the main risk factors for cardiovascular disease (smoking, hypertension, diabetes, dyslipidemia, obesity), as well as cardiovascular and neurodegenerative events. The aim of the project is to implement and validate a healthy city program in which cardiovascular health habits are promoted at all stages of life and in which the citizens themselves become involved in improving their health and well-being potential. In this way, a culture of health is generated in a community where working for cardiovascular health involves everyone.
Healthy Communities HC2030 is based on the implementation of health programs previously evaluation by the SHE Foundation, such as the SI! Program and the Fifty-Fifty Program. The results of these programs have been published in leading scientific journals.
The Healthy Communities HC2030 project is funded by the Mount Sinai Hospital in New York and the SHE Foundation (Science, Health and Education) – “La Caixa” Foundation. The Hospital del Mar Medical Research Institute and the National Center for Scientific Research, the Cardona Town Council and the Sallent Town Councilare collaborating in the development of the study.