Health promotion

FISP’s services in the area of health promotion currently include the following projects:

Projekt ZüMEB

ZüMEB project - Information about nutrition and physical activity for children up to primary school age

The ZüMEB (Zürcher Migrationsprojekt für gesunde Ernährung und Bewegung) project is designed to inform migrants of the importance of a healthy diet and regular exercise for children’s wellbeing and for them maintaining a healthy weight. The intention is to primarily reach parents of children in the kindergarten and primary school age. The project forms part of the cantonal "Ernährung und Bewegung" (Nutrition and exercise) action programme.

Project ZüMPG

Information on the mental health of children and young people

The ZüMPG (Zürcher Migrationsprojekt zur Stärkung der psychischen Gesundheit von Kindern und Jugendlichen) hopes to expand migrants’ knowledge about child and parent’s mental health. The project includes information and discussion events, information stands, contributions in a variety of media (such as social media posts, newspaper, online platforms, podcasts and local radio stations) and targeted distribution of materials on this topic. We hope these campaigns will make migrants in the canton of Zurich aware of their family members’ mental health, and encourage and enable them to strengthen it. The project forms part of the cantonal "Psychische Gesundheit" (Mental Health) action programme.

VIA project

Information about the Swiss health system based on the Health Guide Switzerland

VIA are interactive information and awareness-raising events about the Swiss health system and selected topics relating to health promotion for migrants. The information is aimed at increasing the health literacy of participants and thus at improving their position in the health system.
The information events are run by trained moderators with a migrant background. VIA Flyer