‘Sarphati Amsterdam, research for healthy living’ is a unique institute for scientific research in Amsterdam.
The City of Amsterdam (Public Health Service – GGD) and the Amsterdam knowledge institutions (UvA, AMC, VU, VUmc, HvA) are jointly conducting innovative interdisciplinary research beneficial to the effective and sustainable prevention of non-communicable diseases, such as overweight and obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease. The City of Amsterdam intends this research to promote a healthy lifestyle and optimum living conditions, and to prevent overweight and obesity among young people in Amsterdam. This will lay the foundations for preventing and combatting these non-communicable diseases in the long term.
We work in multi-disciplinary teams to find solutions in terms of prevention and care by combining practice, research, policy and implementation. Some of the research projects are funded entirely or partly by private parties.