What is 360-Health?

The GoGreenRoutes intergenerational 360-Health approach is a multi-dimensional concept aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, in particular  Goal 3 - Good Health and Well-being. Ensuring biological, psychological, social and environmental health, for all generations, is key to sustainable development.

The 360-Health approach integrates multiple health domains and encompasses perceptions, attitudes and behaviours related to each of them. GoGreenRoutes has a specific focus on mental health and well-being, physical activity, nutrition, sleep, cognition and performance, social health, human-nature interaction and sustainability in relation to urban nature.

As part of GoGreenRoutes, a specific 360-Health indicator set will be developed to assess the many dimensions of health, determine the impact of nature-based interventions on the health of urban populations, and enable cost-benefit analyses of these measures.

Nature-based solutions developed using the 360-Health approach will provide opportunities for reciprocal benefits for the citizens (e.g. addressing health needs) and the environment (e.g. tackling climate change). An urban 360-Health toolkit will be produced to support decision-makers in the implementation of nature-based solutions that will enhance all dimensions of health long-term.