2019 Volume 46 Issue 3 Pages 377-388
Hirosaki University has run a project named "Iwaki Health Promoting Project" since 2005, of which advantage is the Health Big-Data containing super multi-item data of healthy people, over 2,000 items per person and a total of over 20,000 people including school students. This Big-Data has a comprehensive structure including total contents of whole-body health/function ranged from a genome, physiological and biochemical data to personal activities data and social economic environmental data.
This project was adopted as a "Center of Innovation (COI)" of MEXT in 2013. Over 40 major health-care companies and some 50 institutions like universities have participated, we all members built a large consortium to strategically develop specifying and predicting diseases like life-style-related disease and dementia.
Here I should introduce the result of "health Big-Data" analysis, our prospects and strategies aiming to "a society of health and longevity", and our strategic project for social implementation.
We put high importance on constructing of our social environment to promote the regional residence health by co-operation among industrial, academic, public and private sectors. We provide our educational activities to main fields like schools, region and working rages.
Among all strategies, we are presently developing a new behavior modifying program (an enlightening medical checkup) of which checkup items are focused on the 4 major fields, that is, "metabolic syndrome", "locomotive syndrome", "oral health" and "depression and dementia".
We complete checkup, result explanation and health education within 2-3 hours, so this can be called as a compact type program package. The result of demonstration experiments so far indicates the significant decline of HbA1c and visceral fat, and other effect like improvement in health literacy of regional residence.
Our social innovative strategy gradually leads to improve health literacy in Aomori Pref., the shortest average life span prefecture in Japan. By organizing our knowledge and achievement, and by expanding not only in Japan but also in Asian countries and to the world, we would like to make contrition to world human health (SDGs) in the future.