[Communal health promotion in child and adolescent health services -- report on the experience with a organisational model for setting up an interdisciplinary network in a socially important area].Gesundheitswesen. 2004 Dec; 66(12):796-801.G
This report focusses on health promotion for children adolescents und families and on the aspects of organisation and resources. In 1991 the Public Youth Health Care (KJGD), a community health service for children und adolescents, set up a multi-professional "district committee" of distributors in leading positions in a socially important area (social workers, school teachers, kindergarten teachers, councillors, medical personnel, architects and town planners etc.). Medical examinations of all school beginners and children with special educational needs formed the basis of the social paediatric observations and data. Until 2003 the author was responsible for the management and coordination of this local interdisciplinary district committee of leading representatives from local social and educational organisations as well as town councillors who created a local multi-professional network. The district health reports of the discussions in the district committee including the different professional aspects of health promotion were passed on to the local politician actively involved in the discussions with specialists and invested in social and health promotion projects. Social paediatric issues and preventative strategies became part of the work in social and educational organisations in the area und the city. A healthy environment for children und families was promoted. For the KJGD the conceptual work with distributors in leading positions led to initiatives for communal health promotion making time-saving use of existing resources.