NRP 69 project wins health literacy prize

Allianz Gesundheitskompetenz has awarded its health literacy prize for 2016 to the NRP 69 research project "Salt consumption".

Receiving the main prize: Sandra Jent from Bern University of Applied Sciences and Corinna Krause from the Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine of the University of Bern.

On 19 January 2017, Allianz Gesundheitskompetenz awarded its health literacy prize for 2016 at the national health promotion conference in Neuchâtel. The main prize of CHF 13,000 went to the research project "Salt consumption", which is being carried out as part of the National Research Programme "Healthy Nutrition and Sustainable Food Production" (NRP 69).

The Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine at the University of Bern is conducting the project in collaboration with Bern University of Applied Sciences. The project team is investigating the impact of various measures aimed at reducing salt consumption in company restaurants. As part of the project, employees of seven companies based in German-speaking Switzerland took part in nutrition workshops over a one-year period.

Allianz Gesundheitskompetenz aims to help people make decisions in everyday life that are beneficial to their health. It brings together public health actors, scientists, educators, politicians, businesses and media representatives. Founded in 2010, Allianz Gesundheitskompetenz serves as an umbrella for various organisations in the health sector.