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Centre for Healthy Living
The Centre for Healthy Living (in Dutch: Centrum Gezond Leven, CGL) aims to contribute to the health of all Dutch citizens by coordinating the efforts of health promoting actors and organisations, and by enhancing the quality and efficiency of health promotion in the Netherlands. CGL supports health promotion professionals through its Loketgezondleven.nl portal and by organising direct support: meetings, training and coaching.
Loketgezondleven.nl is the Centre of Healthy Living's portal for health promotion and prevention. The portal provides health promotion professionals with information on how to plan and implement health promotion interventions in different settings (online manuals).
The website contains both general programmes, like the Recognition System for health promotion interventions, and specific programmes for different settings, like Healthy School or Healthy Municipality. Furthermore the portal provides access to a database with best practice interventions.
In order to safeguard the continuity and coherence of health promotion activities nationwide, CGL collaborates with numerous partners, health promotion practitioners and health promotion institutes that are specialised in specific themes. The most important partners are:
- Knowledge Centre for Sport Netherlands (sport and physical activity)
- Pharos (health disparities)
- Rutgers (sexuality)
- STI AIDS Netherlands (HIV/AIDS and sexually transmitted diseases)
- Trimbos Institute (mental health and alcohol/drugs/smoking addiction)
- Consumer Safety Institute (accident and injury prevention)(website in Dutch only)
- Netherlands Nutrition Centre (food and nutrition)
The Centre for Healthy Living (CGL) is part of the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) and is supported by the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport.