First collaboration between Health Social Network and Youth Community promises to enhance health education and healthy lifestyle among European Youth
Online PR News – 03-August-2013 – Brussels – Health4Youth by AEGEE-Europe, an initiative meant to educate and support European youth in making healthy choices and iValueHealth.NET, leading European health social network announce a strategic partnership to increase health awareness among young people, provide them with services/tools that encourage a healthy lifestyle, connect young people with each other and with health professionals.
“60% of our users are Europeans and it is very interesting to observe the expectations and behaviour of young people. What we are seeing on our platform every day is that young people are increasingly interested in knowing more about their health.” says Cristina Pruna, Partnership & Alliance Manager at iValueHealth.NET. “By joining forces with the Health4Youth project of AEGEE-Europe, we can reach out together to larger European youth, contributing to their health education and responding to their needs in terms of healthy lifestyle.”
iValueHealth.NET platform (http://beta.ivaluehealth.net) will be available through the Health4Youth website, enabling youngsters to connect, access medical information and useful articles about health, nutrition, sports etc. They will also benefit from services that allow them to find out more about their body e.g. height, weight, BMR, BMI or how much physical activity they need to keep themselves fit. In addition, they will learn how to address/prevent obesity and diabetes, the 2 major conditions becoming more and more common in Europe nowadays.
“We are very happy about our partnership with iValueHealth.NET. As we share the idea of a healthier world, we will collaborate together so that youth can make healthier choices in the future”, says Mayri Tiido, Project manager of Health4Youth. “Together, we will make sure that young people will get reliable health information anytime and anywhere they are. A useful tool they can also use when they are travelling within professional or academic exchange programs, such as Erasmus, across European countries. They are now able seek advice on health related topics and be more knowledgeable about healthy lifestyle.”
iValueHealth.NET is a multi-lingual European platform, successfully launched in 2012, after a thorough research on the needs exiting in the field of health. The platform connects the different healthcare actors in one place, allowing them to interact with each other, share experiences and benefit from dedicated services. It gathers 240k+ members and has more than 2 million unique visitors every month. Accessing iValueHealth.NET platform is free of charge and open to everyone. All one needs to connect is an e-mail address.
About AEGEE and Health4Youth
AEGEE was born 27 years ago with the vision of creating a unified Europe, based on democracy and respect for human rights, bringing together students with different cultural backgrounds. Today, AEGEE is Europe’s largest interdisciplinary youth organisation: 40 countries, 200 cities, 13 000 friends. This network provides the ideal platform for young volunteers to work together on cross-border activities such as international conferences, seminars, exchanges, training courses and case study trips. In line with the challenges young people are currently facing in Europe, AEGEE’s work for the period of 2011-2014 is focused on three main areas: Youth Participation, Bridging Europe and Inclusion of Minorities.
The purpose of the Health4Youth project is to show young people what a healthy lifestyle is all about. The main question to be addressed will be what is considered a healthy lifestyle and how to maintain it. This will be done via insights into how different factors affect our wellbeing and our looks. The target group is university students from all over Europe with an interest in health topics. Additionally, this project intends to cooperate with institutions and NGOs in order to share knowledge and work together on the topic of a healthy lifestyle.