The Research Consortium PartKommPlus
The Research Consortium PartKommPlus uses the Participatory Health Research (PHR) approach to investigate how integrated municipal strategies for health promotion (IMS) can be developed and implemented successfully. It will be funded for three years by the German Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF), starting February 2015 and ending January 2018. The consortium is coordinated at the Institute for Social Health (ISG) at the Catholic University of Applied Sciences Berlin (KHSB).
What is Participatory Health Research?
Participatory Health Research (PHR) aims at maximum participation at the whole research process for the people whose lives or work is investigated.
What are Integrated Municipal Strategies?
Promoting the population’s health is a central political goal of both the European Union and the Federal Republic of Germany. Integrated municipal strategies for health promotion (IMS) are an important means for reaching this goal. “Integrated” means that stakeholders at the local level work together in order to coordinate their various activities and services in the interest of the public’s health through the entire life span. The stakeholders include civil society and governmental bodies addressing issues of health (including health surveillance) and social welfare as well as education, urban planning, community development, transportation and the environment.