Dear Alettas,

Another year has flown by. It was a year in which we, together with our partners, further shaped our future and continued to follow our dream… Thought for action. Together for more healthy years. 

In this newsletter, we present an overview of Aletta's achievements of 2019 and we bring you up-to-date with our latest news and updates. 

We are proud of all Aletta's accomplishments in 2019. Curious? Check out our summary of 2019.

Read more about our accomplishments in 2019

Aletta in the news

On 2 January 2020 an interview with Jochen Mierau aired on the NOS news. Aletta research shows neighborhoods with proportionally fewer smokers and more compliance with exercise guidelines have lower health care costs. Alcohol consumption, on the other hand, shows different results.
- Click on the image to watch Jochen his interview -
Read the full publication
DvhN - Dorpsondersteuner
There is a growing need for village supporters in rural Groningen. Next month, Richard Jong-A-Pin's research about the social and economic value of the village supporters will be presented.
Read the article (Dutch)
DvhN - Opinion: 'Central station as a representation of healthy and green Groningen'
How do you design the central station area in such a way that it contributes to health? Let's bring together the knowledge and skills in our City of Talent to answer this question. Opinion piece by Nienke Schripsema, Roya Shokoohi, Cor Wagenaar, Mark Mobach en Ward Rauws.
Read the article (Dutch)


'Kop op! Over kosten, baten en kwaliteit van leven in de jeugdzorg'

This week the symposium Kop op! took place. Together with participants from policy, science and practice around the topic youth care, we explored how we can map out what effective youth care is. Anne Stalinski made illustrations of the day.
Look back on the Kop op! event (Dutch)

Upcoming events

Next week the Junior Research Meet-up takes place! Katherine Stroebe is the keynote speaker of the day and will discuss the impact of disasters, specifically the gas extraction in Groningen, on health.

Check out the full programme for the Junior Research Meet-up and register now!

Note: Senior researchers, feel free to share this event with your junior colleagues!
6 February 2020
Data Federation HUB - AJSPH Meet-up
Together with the Data Federation Hub, Aletta organises an interactive programme about how population data can support evidence based and more effective health policies.
8 February 2020
Global Health Film Festival

This year, Aletta helps co-organise the Global Health Film Festival in Groningen! This film festival aims to bring people together around issues in global health through film and dialogue. Will you join us on 8 February?
20 February 2020
Aletta Talent Network Meeting
Next month another Talent network meeting is organised. Speaker of this meeting is Rudolf Doornkamp from Univé. Title: A transformation into a new solidarity. Find more information about this seminar on our website. 
25 February 2020
Lecture Mary Guy
Dr. Mary Guy, guest lecturer from the Lancaster University, UK, will give a lecture about 'The changing roles of competition in Dutch and English healthcare'.
The lecture is organised by Brigit Toebes.
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