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Meta-analysis of Development Projects Promoting Health and Wellbeing


Host institution:
Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences, Health and Wellbeing

Project manager:
Elina Eriksson

Researchers:
Dos. Arja Häggmann-Laitila, Arja Liinamo, Leena Rekola

Project duration:

2010 - 2012


Project Description

Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences, Laurea university of Applied Sciences and the cities of Helsinki. Espoo, Vantaa and Lahti founded a research project called “Meta-analysis of Development Projects Promoting Health and Wellbeing” in 2010. The starting point for the project was a situation where different stakeholders had no overall view of the development projects that had been conducted and implemented throughout the region. Therefore the first goal was to research and to evaluate projects dealing with service innovations which aim at promoting health and wellbeing in the Helsinki Metropolitan Region. In the research service innovations were defined as new innovations, functional models or innovative operational practices. The evaluation was done by analysing of the project documents and by self-evaluation conducted by the project operators.

Based on the evaluation and a systematic literature review a model for influential project management is being developed to be used by the stakeholders. The model will guide in developing, steering, monitoring and implementing the project as well as distributing the results. The testing of the model is initiated in 2012 by piloting in four different development projects that are conducted in the Helsinki Metropolitan Region.

 

See here for description and results of previous phase of the project in 2011 (currently in Finnish only):

Terveyttä ja hyvinvointia edistävät ja niiden eroja kaventavat innovaatiot metropolialueella - kehittämishankkeiden metatason arviointi -hanke vuonna 2011