Methods

PartKommPlus has eight case studies being conducted within five subprojects which are located in six different states: Baden-Württemberg, Berlin, Hamburg, Hesse, Lower Saxony and Brandenburg.

The case studies were chosen to reflect a variety of municipalities, integrated strategies, vulnerable population groups, and research methods. This variety provides the opportunity to investigate integrated municipal strategies for health promotion under different conditions and based on different types of data.

Through a process of integration and synthesis the results from the case studies are being consolidated systematically to produce generalizable evidence with regard to the research goals.

Representatives from the target groups are participating in the research process in all case studies as well as in the process of integration and synthesis.