A cohort of experts from EuroHealthNet’s Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Best Practice Portals Thematic Working Group (TWIG) have recently published a exploring health promotion and disease prevention registries across the EU.
Commonly known as ‘best practice portals’, Health promotion and disease prevention programme registries (HPPRs), act as entry points and practical repositories that provide decision-makers with easy access to (evidence-based) practices. However, there is limited knowledge of differences or overlaps of how current national HPPRs in Europe function. This study provides an overview of the different approaches taken in several national HPPRs, as well as exploring the European Union’s Best Practice Portal (EU BPP). Similarly, it identified commonalities and differences among the core characteristics of the HPPRs.
Focussing on six European countries, this collaborative effort, created a comparative overview by intentifying existing and recently developed national HPPR and the EU BPP. Using coding mechanisms to identify commonalities and differences, the researchers performed data management, collection and building consensus as part of the TWIG meetings.
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