Research for healthy growth and development
Environmental influences pose a growing threat for the health of young people growing up in Amsterdam. The scientific knowledge currently available is insufficient to reverse this threat. Sarphati Amsterdam is focusing on research into health disparities in relation to the social and physical environment. By means of our research studies, we will gain knowledge that can be translated into interventions that focus on reducing health disparities in Amsterdam.
The Sarphati Amsterdam research results aim to offer unique insights into promoting healthy growth and development among Amsterdam youth. For instance, the research can explore why some children have an increased risk of becoming overweight or obese, the consequences of this and possible interventions.