Community Health Information in Europe

Freytag-Leyer, Barbara / Alisch, Monika (Editor)

Mit Beiträgen von Alisch, Monika / Berger, Thomas / Eglite, Aija / Freytag-Leyer, Barbara / Hackett, Allan / Hertzsch, Wencke / Höld, Elisabeth / Klotter, Christoph / Lybert, Pauline / Marklinder, Ingela / Meadows, Mark / Nydahl, Margaretha / Richards, Jackie / Rust, Petra / Stevenson, Leo / Vintila, Mona

kassel university press, ISBN: 978-3-86219-102-4, 2011, 212 Pages
(Gesellschaft und Nachhaltigkeit 1)

URN: urn:nbn:de:0002-31034

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Content: This book discusses the results of an international project about new ways of organising health information. The project Chance – Community Health Management to Enhance Behaviour – based on the preliminary assumption that a local community’s structure determines the perception of health information and health promotion in a specific way. Therefore the relevance of space in dailylife was the starting point for an interdisciplinary research in six European countries with very different frames of health systems.

As it is obvious that knowledge of a healthy lifestyle is one essential factor for its implementation, the multiple offers of health information and education have their justification. But, the most effective offers are those that relate to a local community’s specific needs. This book shows different ways to install tailored local projects. The main important keywords are participation, local networks and social cohesion. The idea of a “Community Health Management” outlined in the last
chapter, is to change the perspective of health work.

The project was funded in the EU Lifelong Learning Programme Grundtvig over two years. Here are presented the main results for stakeholders, students and researchers.

Table of Content


I Introduction
Freytag-Leyer, Barbara /
Alisch, Monika:
Health information – research and interventions on the community level
Alisch, Monika:Social space and the local community

II Political parameters: Health systems and EU funding strategies
Alisch, Monika:Health systems in Europe and the relevance of health information
Freytag-Leyer, Barbara /
Berger, Thomas:
Conceptions of “Lifelong Learning” in the EU

III Community based health information: The European case studies
Hackett, Allan /
Lybert, Pauline /
Meadows, Mark /
Richards, Jackie /
Stevenson, Leo:
Scouse Nouse: empowerment of carers in Liverpool
Marklinder, Ingela /
Nydahl, Margaretha:
Health knowledge and behavior among residents in a Swedish city district – designing health information for the public
Vintila, Mona:Creating a local network and implementing public health activities in Romania
Eglite, Aija:RAF: Public health promotion in a former company housing estate in Latvia
Hertzsch, Wencke /
Rust, Petra /
Höld, Elisabeth:
Health factor “neighbourhood”: A participatory project with inaccessible socially disadvantaged groups in Vienna
Alisch, Monika /
Freytag-Leyer, Barbara:
Turning a “community of space” into a “community of interests” – local health networks in Germany

IV Conclusions: Community Health Management to EnhanceBehaviour
Freytag-Leyer, Barbara /
Klotter, Christoph:
Results and comparison of the quantitative data
Alisch, Monika /
Freytag-Leyer, Barbara:
How to initiate a community based health information system

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