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PL84 - Podlaskie

Regional website

Podlaskie Voivodeship Marshal's Office

Population per km2 (2019) - 58

Regional Innovation Performance Group (2021) - Emerging


The Podlaskie region is located in the north-east of Poland and has a population of 1.2 million. The leading scientific institutions in the region are the University of Bialystok, the Bialystok University of Technology, the Higher School of Economics in Bialystok and the Medical University of Bialystok. In recent years the region has begun to invest in the development of personalised medicine.

Policy documents


  1. National level: Polish Framework. Policy Paper on healthcare 2014-2020

Regional Strategy for Research and Innovation for Smart Specialisation (RIS3)

Major initiatives

  1. MOBIT Project

  2. Bialystok PLUS 

  3. Center for Innovative Research in the Prevention of Civilization Diseases and Personalized

  4. Medicine (CBI Plus)  

  5. Center for Innovative Research in the Prevention of Civilization Diseases and Personalized

  6. Medicine (CBI PLUS) laboratories, research center

  7. Center of Artificial Intelligence  hardware, software

  8. Alytus and Augustów councils - safe places for living and development of healthy family 

  9. Cross-border healthcare institutions’cooperation in terms of patient's rights and services’quality 

  10. Cooperation for Strengthening Cross-border Health System Capacity  

  11. "Improvement of public health care service - better well-being of patients" 

  12. Development of Co-operation in order to improve health safety of the population of the Lithuania - Poland - Russia borderland 

  13. Improvement of health care for children in Lithuanian and Polish border region 

  14. Development of Co-operation of Medical Institutions of the Polish-Belarusian Borderland in the Scope of Immunotherapy for Pulmonary Tuberculosis 

  15. Development of Co-operation in Order to Improve Health Safety of the Population of the Polish-Belarusian Borderland 

  16. Development of Co-operation in Order to Improve Histopathological Diagnostics of Breast Cancer and Colorectal Cancer in the Polish-Belarusian Borderland 

  17. Medical institutions co-operation in Belarus and Poland to improve the access to medical service and its quality within emergency service as well as stroke incidents diagnostics and treatment 

  18. Development of cross-border cooperation in order to improve public health conditions of the bielski district and Luboml rayon through programs of health promotion and prevention in the field of oncological diseases and tuberculosis 

  19. A development of cooperation between medical facilities from a Polish-Belarusian borderland in a treatment of acute psychiatric disorders 

  20. Development of transborder cooperation in the scope of prophylaxis, diagnosis and treatment of diseases transmitted by ticks in the regions of their endemic occurrence in the Polish-Belarusian borderland 

  21. Cross-border program of health lifestyle promotion 

  22. Diabetes as a silent epidemic - a program for the fight against diabetes in the cross-border area

  23. Cross-border cooperation for healthy ageing and social wellbeing 

  24. Strengthening of cross-border cooperation towards aging and social services 

  25. Healthy mother and child - a pilot cross-border health care program 

  26. Cooperation - Activity - Future 




European Regional and Local Health Authorities (EUREGHA)

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