Prof. Dr. Jan Peter Balkenende

Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.
Barack Obama

When I think back on Noaber Year 2022, two dates immediately come to mind. The 21st and 23rd of June! Coincidence? I'm not sure yet. On the longest day of the year, we organized the change event. More than 180 friends of Noaber gathered at Zonneoord Estate to be inspired about change by a variety of special speakers. Michelle van Tongerloo, a Rotterdam street doctor, spoke about her work with people who fall through the cracks in our society. We were moved by the experiences she shared and the call for changes she made. Her story fits in well with Jet Bussemaker's introduction on inequality of opportunity and health.






Annelies van Veldhuizen-Baan
Board member

The Only Constant in Life Is Change.
Heraclitus (540-480 B.C.)

Change is a constant part of our humanity. There is something very plausible in this thought because we experience its consequences. For example, current economic, demographic, and societal changes are causing our existing systems of care to be strained. For this reason, Noaber has chosen a clear direction. We want to improve health and encourage change, preferably within the existing systems. In this annual report, you will read about the efforts and developments in 2022 that have been important in realizing this mission. 

full preface

Preface with Matthijs Blokhuis Noaber


Matthijs Blokhuis

Our mission of driving change, improving health defines both the role Noaber wants to play and the goal we want to achieve. We put everything we have into enhancing the health span of populations at large and of every single person that is part of that population. We strive to make the world healthier and more sustainable through innovation and to deliver on our quadruple aim. Not only through the activities, programs, and investments supported by Noaber, but also by taking an initiating and accelerating role in a system-based collaborative approach that integrates stakeholder interests and perspectives and provides the foundation for a sustainable transition.


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change 2022


Change and Changemakers 2022

On June 21 of last year, we welcomed more than 180 guests to Landgoed Zonneoord: those involved within our programs and participations, researchers, policymakers and others who were interested in the new perspectives we addressed in a varied program which we announced as follows:

"Change ... and new perspectives on health…we will have to because our health is too important. We chose the following perspectives. How about living together, health disparities, wage shots, climate change, and technology?"

We promised participants a meeting in a magazine format led by an honored experienced chairperson (Lea Bouwmeester). Content and variety. With a choice of speakers

Social health



Prevention in the GP-practice







do we drive change?

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do we improve health?

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'22 '21


funding and expenditures

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Transparency is not a magic oil,
but it is a prime opportunity for the world of charities in general
and for wealth funds in particular.
Rien van Gendt, 2018