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Discover the HEAL Pilot Activities in Switzerland


The HEAL Project, a groundbreaking initiative focused on revolutionizing health education, is entering its final phase, and the excitement is palpable. After an extended period of meticulous planning and curriculum development, we are now stepping into the real-world testing phase, where the fruits of our labour will be put to the test. The goal? To shape the future of health education for the better. 


A Glimpse into the Pilot Activities 


In Switzerland, we recently had the privilege of piloting the curriculum that we have been diligently crafting throughout the implementation phase. This was an important step in ensuring that our educational materials are not only comprehensive but also engaging and effective. These pilot activities were carried out with two distinct target groups: students from the University of Applied Sciences in Switzerland and individuals who are all involved in various aspects of health and caregiving. 


The University  of Applied Sciences in Switzerland Experience 

In the first pilot activity, held in Lausanne (Master HES-SO: Nutritionist and Healthcare Professionals), nearly 15 students participated enthusiastically. Over the course of two face-to-face sessions, we presented our educational program in detail. The students' feedback and engagement were invaluable, and it was a positive start to our testing phase. 


The Geneva Connection 

The second pilot activity took place in Geneva and brought together five individuals who are all involved in various aspects of health and caregiving. What set this group apart was their pre-existing familiarity with each other, stemming from previous collaborations and involvement in earlier phases of the HEAL project. 


This intimate setting allowed for a deeper level of interaction and exchange of ideas. To foster ongoing communication and collaboration, we established a WhatsApp group where participants could discuss the pilot activities and share insights. We believe in the power of collaboration and the benefits it can bring to the project's success. 


A Hybrid Approach for Maximum Impact 


For our pilot activities, we adopted a hybrid approach that combined both face-to-face and online interactions. Participants received the educational modules and all related materials via email. This allowed them to familiarize themselves with the content and engage with it at their own pace. 


Later on, a face-to-face meeting was organized to bring the participants together for a comprehensive wrap-up of the pilot activities. This blend of virtual and in-person interaction not only accommodated diverse learning preferences but also enriched the overall experience. 



What's Next for the HEAL Project? 


With the pilot activities successfully completed in Switzerland, we are now gearing up for the next phase. The insights and feedback gathered from our participants are invaluable in refining our curriculum and ensuring it aligns with our mission of providing top-notch health education to all. 


The HEAL Project is inching closer to its goal of transforming health education for the better, and the journey thus far has been an incredible learning experience. We are immensely grateful to everyone who has been part of this journey, and we can't wait to take the next steps toward making health education more accessible, engaging, and effective. 


Stay tuned for more updates as we continue to push the boundaries of health education and strive for a healthier, more informed future. The HEAL Project is on the brink of something truly transformative, and we are excited to bring you along on this incredible journey! 


As we step into the final phase of the HEAL Project, we're excited to share some additional developments that are shaping the future of health education. In our ongoing journey to redefine how people access, learn, and engage with healthcare information, we have some exciting updates to announce. 

Expanding Our Reach: The Upcoming Pilot Phase 

The HEAL Project is all about innovation and transformation, and our journey continues with a new pilot phase scheduled to end in December 2023. This time, we are partnering with students from the HEG school in Geneva, expanding our collaboration to bring fresh perspectives to the table. 

In this phase, our primary focus is to test the new and improved version of our learning curriculum. This updated curriculum, fine-tuned based on valuable feedback from our previous pilot activities, promises to be even more engaging and effective in delivering health education. To achieve this, we will employ a blended methodology, combining in-person and online elements. 

The collaboration with HESSO-HEG University of Applied Sciences: Shaping Tomorrow's Healthcare Experts 

The students from HEG are uniquely positioned as business experts, and they will lend their expertise to our project with a special focus on critical aspects of healthcare: 

  1. Healthcare Access: Ensuring equitable access to healthcare services. 

  1. Access to Information: Facilitating the dissemination of accurate healthcare information. 

  1. Data Protection: Safeguarding the privacy and security of health-related data. 

  1. Use of Applications and Technologies: Exploring the role of technology in enhancing the healthcare system. 

  1. Produce research results: Work in a selected health area and present specific results 

The collaboration with HEG not only enriches our project but also empowers the students to become ambassadors of change in the realm of healthcare. 

Sharing Our Success: Dissemination and Exploitation Event 

Following the completion of this pilot activity, we are planning a special event aimed at dissemination and exploitation in December 2023, during the TEDxGeneva conference. This event will be a platform to showcase and share the results, insights, and progress made through the HEAL Project. It's an opportunity to celebrate our collective achievements and inspire others to join us in shaping the future of health education. We believe that running this captivity during the TEDxGeneva conference will give us the opportunity to reach approx. 150 people from their network. 

Looking Ahead: The Future of HEAL 

As the HEAL Project in Switzerland continues to gain momentum, we are already setting our sights on the future. Partners involved in this initiative are hard at work preparing a new project application for the follow-up to HEAL. This exciting development promises to take the project to new heights and introduce even more innovations in healthcare education. 

The HEAL Project is not just a project; it's a movement that aims to empower individuals with the knowledge and skills to navigate the complex world of healthcare. With each step, we move closer to our vision of a healthier, more informed society. Stay tuned for more updates and be part of this transformative journey!