Neighborhood based approach


Neighborhood Based Approach is a training program that helps Care and Welfare professionals work together with active citizens to ensure the right priorities are addressed , based on the specific needs of that neighborhood.

The program is developed by ahti, in collaboration with the City of Amsterdam.

The challenge

The City of Amsterdam aims to provide care services on a local level, using multiple disciplines and in collaboration with citizens.

This approach can be successful when active citizens and professionals of various disciplines (from the care as well as social sectors) work together and set priorities based on real world evidence.

The purpose of the project

‘Neighborhood based approach’ (‘Wijkbrede Aanpak) is a training program that helps local health professionals and volunteers to set the right priorities in the local context.

The program is based on population care coordination and trains professionals from various specialisms to work together with citizens.

By combining various experiences and knowledge of the neighborhood with insights through available data, organizations will be able to focus on the most relevant action points, specific to their own local community.

What is ahti’s role?

Ahti initiated the program, developed the content and liaised with the city of Amsterdam and the District of Zuid (South) to start this pilot.

We offer our expertise in training and education as well as our data expertise to help the participants in the program work together to identify and address priorities in their own neighborhood.

The program resulted in a more efficient and effective tailor-made approach to sustainable healthcare solutions.


Name: Neighborhood based approach (Wijkbrede Aanpak)
Status: Finished
Partner: City of Amsterdam and District of Zuid (South)
Funded by: City of Amsterdam

For more information: Guus ten Asbroek, Senior Program Manager