Utrecht in Dialoog is an ambassador for the Health Pact, and works with partners throughout the city on positive health by bringing people into dialogue according to the methodology of the Appreciative Dialogue on themes that are living in the city. In dialogue, people, initiatives and possibilities are brought together, knowledge and stories are shared, new insights and initiatives for collaboration are created.
In 2020, Utrecht in Dialogue organized a series of healthy online conversations with the Health Pact to investigate what works/helps in times of crisis, what this brings, what we want to keep and what is needed for this as part of the project Online Belonging in Crisis. In 2021 this collaboration will be continued in a contribution to the Meet & Stroll with Wijkwijzer NoordOost, especially for Corona time in the context of the neighbourhood approach to belonging. Utrecht in Dialogue also facilitates conversations about sexuality, corona, money worries, meaning, nutrition and other themes that are alive. We visualize conversations in stories and portraits, organize joint learning moments and inspiration sessions in a training center and produce an annual report.
The Health Pact is an extra impulse for the Utrecht movement towards healthy urban living for everyone. Anyone can join the Health Pact to contribute, collaborate, inspire and learn from each other. Residents, professionals, volunteers, initiators, entrepreneurs, municipality, companies, authorities: everyone is welcome!
The mission of the Health Pact is in line with the mission of Everything is Health: to work with as many partners as possible for a Netherlands in which everyone is healthy and happy.