We kick off 2023’s Cities Changing Diabetes (CCD) Rounds webinars in
partnership with our guest from JOGG – an organisation showing how
impactful, repeatable, and community-integrated initiatives can
promote healthy living and prevent obesity, type 2 diabetes, and other
diseases at scale.
JOGG is an inspiring case study. The acronym stands for Gezonde
jeugd, Gezonde toekomst, which translates to Healthy youth, Healthy
future. For more than a decade, JOGG has orchestrated
multi-stakeholder initiatives in more than 200 municipalities in the
Netherlands. How does it do this? JOGG advocates a local approach in
which parents and health professionals are supported by shops,
companies, schools, and local authorities – all working in partnership
to create healthy environments that help young people achieve and
maintain a healthy weight.
PATTY SCHOLTEN, programme manager for JOGG, will share how the
organisation is sustained through government funding, using top-ups
from private companies and civil organisations. Patty will also share
how JOGG’s whole-system approach works and how successful initiatives
are replicated in new communities.
Watch the recording here.