How are EU primary child health care systems valued and how can they be changed: the MOCHA project: abstract
van Til, J.A.
Background The Models of Child Health Appraised (MOCHA) project – www.childhealthservicemodels.eu – is a Horizon 2020 Research Project which aims to describe and appraise various models of primary child health care in Europe – including well child clinics and school and adolescent health services - and make recommendations as to optimal features of provision of child health care. Aims To provide insight in the structure, process and outcomes of systems of primary child health care in EU countries To review the primary child health care systems from the perspective of children, adults (parents) and expert stakeholders. Program Four short presentation (about 40 minutes) Young people: children’s experiences with primary child health care collected through narrative in-depth interviews (Manna Alma). Communication and relationships with health care professionals play a pivotal role for children in terms of what is good about primary care and what they felt needs to be improved. Adults: a survey of public experiences and priorities with regard to primary care for children (Magda Boere-Boonekamp/Janine van Til/Karin Groothuis-Oudshoorn). Between countries, significant differences exist in the citizens’ perceived quality of primary care and priorities. Country experts: data provided by country agents on school and adolescent health services (Danielle Jansen). This presentation will address the challenges experienced by the country experts in answering questions about national policies regarding primary care. Stakeholders: views of policy makers, health care professionals, scientist and end-users (Eline Vlasblom/Paul Kocken/Menno Reijneveld). Improvements to the child primary healthcare system can be made, but perceived barriers are the current healthcare system and service provision in the EU countries. Plenary discussion (about 50 minutes) Statements that exemplify the conditions for good system components of child primary care will be the center of the plenary discussion. The audience will be asked to form an opinion on the following questions: What is your opinion on changing the primary child healthcare system in your country? What has to be changed in order to optimize the primary child healthcare system? What are quick wins? We will conclude with recommendations for future models of primary child health care.
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European Union for School and University Health and Medicine (EUSUHM), Rotterdam
Youth Health Care in Europe: Changing contexts Influencing youth and their surroundings, 20th European Union for School and University Health and Medicine (EUSUHM) 11-13 September Rotterdam, Netherland, 52-53