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Preventive Medicine

Preventive, Predictive, Personalised & Participatory

Preventive, Predictive, Personalised and Participatory represents a move away from reacting to illness to prevention and maintaining health. Preventive medicine focuses on the health of individuals, it is a proactive approach towards patient care.

"Modern medicine will focus on the individual and will become proactive in nature. It will increasingly focus on prevention and addressing underlying mechanisms rather than only disease treatment. Modern research and medicine provides deeper insights into the mechanisms of disease, provides new avenues for diagnosis for the individual, and generates new methods for assessing wellness"  

                                     European Society of Preventive Medicine (2020)

SAPHIRE's focus on preventive medicine

SAPHIRe will focus on the domain of prevention in European regions; to showcase current operations (best practices) and provide a basis for further development, funding and partnering in the domain of preventive medicine.

We are organising a series of interviews with leading regional initiatives in Europe, which are active in preventive medicine approaches. These will be available on SAPHIRe’s website and social media channels for inspiration, and kick-off of a dialogue and community building. We invite all regions who want to share their initiatives and experiences with us to contact us.

SAPHIRE interview with Spring Social Prescribing

SAPHIRe met with Danielle Keenan, SPRING Social Prescribing Project Manager who told us about this innovative and successful initiative.

SPRING Social Prescribing is a way to link medical care to (typically) non-clinical, locally delivered support services. It enables medical professionals to refer their patients to a range of activities and services, recognising a social model of health in which wellbeing is determined by a variety of factors. SPRING empowers patients and communities, supports greater independence, reduces reliance on primary healthcare, and ultimately delivers better outcomes for people and society.


This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 

2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 825046

The project is co-ordinated by Department Economy, Science and Innovation (EWI) of the Flemish Government.

Department Economy, Science and Innovation - Koning Albert II-laan 35 1030 Brussels, Belgium