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Towards quality criteria for regional public health reporting: concept mapping with Dutch experts
Background: In the Netherlands, municipal health assessments are carried out by 28 Regional Health Services, serving 418 municipalities. In the absence of guidelines, regional public health reportsExpand
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The coaching on lifestyle (CooL) intervention for obesity, a study protocol for an action-oriented mixed-methods study
BackgroundCombined lifestyle interventions (CLIs) have proved to be effective in changing and maintaining behavioural lifestyle changes and reducing overweight and obesity, in clinical and real-worldExpand
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Health Brokers: How Can They Help Deal with the Wickedness of Public Health Problems?
Background The role of health broker is a relatively new one in public health. Health brokers aim to create support for efforts to optimise health promotion in complex or even “wicked” public healthExpand
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Towards local implementation of Dutch health policy guidelines: a concept-mapping approach
Summary To develop a targeted implementation strategy for a municipal health policy guideline, implementation targets of two guideline users [Regional Health Services (RHSs)] and guideline developersExpand
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Unravelling networks in local public health policymaking in three European countries – a systems analysis
BackgroundFacilitating and enhancing interaction between stakeholders involved in the policymaking process to stimulate collaboration and use of evidence, is important to foster the development ofExpand
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Comparison between Dutch and Norwegian parents regarding their perceptions on parental measures to prevent substance use among adolescents
This study investigated whether Dutch and Norwegian parents differ in their perceptions on parental measures and how parents view governmental responsibility to prevent adolescents from substanceExpand
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Bridging the Gap between Science and Practice: Do Applied Academic Centres Contribute to a Solution? A Plea for International Comparative Research
This article refers to the worldwide gap between research and practice. The use of so-called applied academic centres as a possible way to bridge this gap is proposed. Within academic centres, theExpand
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Addressing medical absenteeism in pre-vocational secondary students: effectiveness of a public health intervention, using a quasi-experimental design
BackgroundStudents’ health and school absenteeism affect educational level, with adverse effects on their future health. This interdependence is reflected in medical absenteeism. In the Netherlands,Expand
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Global drinking, local thinking: More local/regional alcohol prevention and related research is needed
A globalization of drinking seems to be taking place. Alcohol prevention and related research become more and more a topic of national and international interest. This in itself is a positiveExpand
The implementation of the coaching on lifestyle (CooL) intervention: lessons learnt
BackgroundCombined lifestyle interventions (CLIs) are designed to help people who are overweight or obese maintain a healthy new lifestyle. The CooL intervention is a CLI in the Netherlands, in whichExpand
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