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Healthy Generation - part I

Project title Healthy Generation - part I
Database Data inserted through the NDPHS Project Pipeline
ID in the source database 69
Thematic area
  • Alcohol, Drugs, Tobacco
  • Child and Adolescent Health
  • Communicable Diseases (other than HIV/AIDS and TB)
  • Health Promotion, Education and Information
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Lifestyle-related Diseases
  • Primary Health Care
Topic Prevention of risk behaviour and formation of healthy lifestyles among children, adolescents and young people in Kaliningrad Oblast and the City of Bergen.
Project geographical area
  • Norway
  • Russia
Substate level / administrative units /regions Kaliningrad Oblast
Lead partner (organisation) The Public Health Authority, City of Bergen
Lead partner (owner or/and project manager) no data
Partner organisations Ministry of Health, Kaliningrad Region
Start date 2009-01-01
End date 2009-12-31
Duration (months) 12
Target audience The direct beneficiaries are:
- representatives of the health care system that deal with children/youth on municipal and state level: nurses, medical doctors, social workers, health administrators and representatives from relevant ministries;
- specialists working with youth (unfavourable families) and on methodology in this field, emphasizing a cross sectorial approach,
- selected groups of youth

Indirect beneficiaries:
- Professionals and youths benefiting from the subsequent dissemination of the project.
Summary The possible directions of the future cooperation were discussed on a meeting the 24th of April 2008 in Kaliningrad, between Minister of Health of Kaliningrad Oblast, Elena Aleksandrovna Kluikova, and Commissioner of Health and Care in the Municipality of Bergen, Liv Røssland.

- In the future cooperation with Kaliningrad both parties agree in focusing on:
a) preventive work focusing on all members of the population
b) youth (10 - 20 years)

We emphasize that the cooperation is integrated on all administrative and political levels. The cooperation partners have developed an effective network for the coordination of the project. The partners have laid the foundations for the next phase of the project, which will be more concrete with regard to the exchange of practical experience and methodology development. We are therefore of the opinion that it is important to found a "professional team of youth health" in Kaliningrad and Bergen, consisting of professionals within this field, conducting their everyday work in the health service for youth and the school health service.
Background The background for this cooperation is the earlier experience from the project B-509, "Children are the Basis for a Healthy Society" 2004 - 2008, between primary health care sectors in St. Petersburg, Kaliningrad, Murmansk and Archangelsk, Russia, and Bergen, and within the primary health care sectors of each country.
The main idea was to establish a shared ideological and organizational platform for primary disease prevention and health promotion by developing a network of interaction, exchange of methodology and by the improvement of organizations participating in the project. The previous joint activities of the partners have revealed important priorities for further cooperation on the basis of the established network.

The following results were achieved:
-The establishment of a network of cooperation between all partners to the project;
-The development of constructive relations between representatives and decision-makers from the City of Bergen and the North-Western region of Russia (St. Petersburg, Murmansk, Archangelsk, Kaliningrad) in order to support activities in the fields of primary prevention and development of cooperation between specialists;
- New knowledge of the actual situation, methodological and professional approaches to the implementation of preventive work in all regions were provided to the participants;
- A new, common vision of the points of further cooperation.

This new application is based on the results from the discussions during the network seminaries, and is oriented towards providing methodological resources, implementing the project experience in daily work in the field of first-line prevention and strengthening the established network of cooperation.

The project "Healthy Generation" between Kaliningrad and Bergen was approved 10.04.2007. The co-operation has consisted of joint professional meetings with mutual exchange of information and visits at various institutions in Kaliningrad and Bergen, focusing on the field of children/youth health and school health service. Specialists from the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Education in Kaliningrad Oblast and its under-departmental institutions have participated in the cooperation. Specialists from the following 11 cities in the oblast have participated in the project: Kaliningrad, Baltijsk, Gurjevsk, Gusev, Mamonova, Neman, Nesterov, Svetlyj, Slavsk, Sovetsk, Tsjernjakovsk.

The collaboration partners from Bergen have been the Public Health Authority, Solheimsviken Health Care Centre, Engen Health Care Centre for Youth, Gimle School, the Office for Infectious Disease Control and other relevant departments. The professionals from both countries have been leaders of various health- and education institutions, specialists working at institutions, and doctors, midwives, public health nurses, teachers and psychologists.

In order to integrate the cooperation on a political level, a meeting was arranged the 23-25 April 2008, between the Minister of Health in Kaliningrad Oblast, Elena Aleksandrovna Kluikova and the Commissioner of Health and Care in the Municipality of Bergen, Liv Røssland, concerning our mutual cooperation in the field of prevention of health problems among children and youth. They discussed the professional work which had been carried out and the future directions for the bilateral cooperation.

The project has so far attained the planned results. The process has good progression. Both cooperating partners are convinced that the purpose of the project is highly relevant. Both partners, having acquainting themselves with each other's culture and the main directions and structures of preventive work, and after having tied friendships, have expressed a desire to continue the well established cooperation.

Both partners wish to undertake more detailed studies of particular programs, and test these in preventive work in both Kaliningrad and Bergen.
Objectives The general objectives are the following:

- The development of primary health care systems for children and adolescents in general, with focus on preventive work and health promotion;
- A cross-sectorial approach for the implementation of primary health care methodology and the study of models of primary health care work;
- The creation of networks of professionals devoted to the modernization of health services towards an approach to health promotion that includes health education at the individual level, as well as an awareness of the necessity of creating healthy environments;
- To measure the effect of the program for specific groups of youth within the framework of the Health Service for Youth in Bergen, and to compare these changes with changes in similar variables in the corresponding survey from Kaliningrad, in order to identify possible similar patterns.
Specific objectives/indicators The specific objectives of the project are the following:
1) Developing new methods in primary health care, based on the exchange of experience between Bergen and Kaliningrad on different types of “risk” behavior and forming a healthy way of life among adolescents and young people;
2) Increase our knowledge on youth culture in public health centers for youth in Kaliningrad and Bergen, in order to attain further knowledge on our focus groups and a better basis for the exchange of experience between professionals from both countries;
3) Establishing possible ways of cross-sectorial collaboration in the sphere of primary prevention in general, to form a healthy way of life among adolescents and young people;
4) Development of network interaction between representatives of public health care system and social sphere workers in Kaliningrad and Bergen;
5) To carry out a joint study/survey on youths in public health centers for youths, in order to obtain a further basis for an expanded understanding of the youth culture in Kaliningrad and Bergen, and enable the achievement of attitude- and behavioral changes among youth.
Results 1) Specialists from Kaliningrad become further acquainted with Norwegian experience in the field of preventive work.
2) Specialists from Norway become further acquainted with Russian experience in the field of preventive work.
3) More effective ways to implement attitudes and lifestyles among youth in Norway and Kaliningrad Oblast in the sphere of different types of “risk” behavior and forming a healthy way of life among adolescents and young people.
4) Working out the activities program on skills raising for the professionals of the Ministry of Health of Kaliningrad Oblast and its under-departmental institutions and The Public Health Authority and for professionals from the first line health sector in the City of Bergen, in the sphere of different types of “risk” behavior and forming a healthy way of life among adolescents and young people.
5) Creation of a collaborative group of professionals who will undertake the skills raising, consisting of professionals from the Ministry of Health of Kaliningrad Oblast and its under-departmental institutions, and the Public Health Authority and the first line health sector in the City of Bergen.
6) Participation in training activities of representatives of the Ministry of Health of Kaliningrad Oblast and its under-departmental institutions, and representatives of the Public Health Authority and the first line health sector in the City of Bergen.
7) Introduction of new experience into the work of the Ministry of Health of Kaliningrad Oblast and its under-departmental institutions,and into the work of the Public Health Authority and the first line health sector in the City of Bergen;
8) The establishment of professional relations between representatives of the Ministry of Health of Kaliningrad Oblast and its under-departmental institutions and representatives of the Department of Health and Social Welfare of the Municipality of Bergen.
Total foreseen budget EUR 115,000
Total implementation costs
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Financing agencies / organisations Norwegian Ministry of Health and Care Services
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Last posted: on 2011-03-21 at 09:53:06

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