Health Educational Projects Community

Project: Research

Project participants

  • Dutch Institute for Healthcare Improvement (CBO)


Preventing future diabetes
Children and adolescents are generally healthy, but might contract type 2 diabetes (T2D) much later in their lives. Consequently, they need to be aware of the importance of their weight, eating habits and, physical activity, and gain action competence in order to be able to make informed choices in the future.

HEPCOM — which stands for Health Educational Projects COMmunity — is an EU project aiming to prevent overweight and obesity among children and young people in Europe.

HEPCOM’s overall objective is to increase the quality and level of community and school health interventions all over Europe by promoting healthy eating and physical activity among children and young people. The project intends to identify and up-scale best practices and results from previous and current public health programmes.