Maja Larsen

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The aim was to investigate how and on which level evidence is used in policy processes related to local public health work in Denmark. A survey was carried out in municipalities in Denmark (n = 98, response rate 81%) with health managers as respondents. A large variation in understanding of the concept of evidence was found. Less than half of the health(More)
BACKGROUND The aim was to build up evidence on intersectoral action for health at local government level by identifying both challenges and facilitating factors in collaboration between sectors when developing and implementing an intersectoral health policy in Varde, Denmark. METHODS The study was carried out in 2011 using the case-study method.(More)
I was excited while reading the editorial ‘Warning! Changing rhetoric ahead!’ (de Leeuw, 2010). The reason for my enthusiasm is that I think this title so eloquently describes what I, as a junior researcher in a Danish setting, perceive as one of the greatest challenges in the field of providing evidence-based and systematic public health work. The author(More)
Over the last years EU have been working on the development of a common classification system for health indicators. In connection with prevention and health promotion, a classification system has now been developed: the European Health Promotion Indicator Development, EUHPID. The purpose has been to establish a system of indicators to advance the focus on(More)
In order to evaluate the first year of collaboration between Unit for Health Promotion Research (SDU) and three municipalities a survey was completed with respondents from municipalities. The evaluation showed gains: increased use of research-based working methods, image lift, concrete products delivered, and support in project development. Challenges(More)
AIM To develop a set of assessment criteria and assess public health interventions at municipal level in Denmark using the European Community Health Promotion Indicator Development (EUHPID) model to support more effective planning and funding allocation in public health. METHODS Based on knowledge synthesis, a set of assessment criteria were developed to(More)
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