One Life projects – promoting vascular health
At the beginning of 2012 the Finnish Brain Association, the Finnish Diabetes Association and the Finnish Heart Association with their respective health promotion projects have joined forces in One Life.
One Life continues the work of the DEHKO diabetes programme, which ended in February 2011 - the diabetes projects in One Life will continue the tasks in the prevention and care of diabetes and also break new ground.
There are several subprojects set to run in the period 2012-2017. The intention is to raise the awareness of individuals, organizations, health care structures and the whole of society so as to improve the public health.
The main objectives are
- lifelong support for vascular health
- prevention of vascular diseases and of early diagnoses
- including rehabilitation and peer support as an integral part of the good care of diseases
Working together the public health organizations can increase synergy and avoid overlap.
The Brain Association, the Diabetes Association and the Heart Association have accomplished close collaboration before, including the project “Vascular Health for All” and since 2000 the Diabetes Association and the Heart Association have worked together on “Heart Symbol” activity.