Work package 9

Validated optimal models of children’s prevention-orientated primary health care: led by Dr Paul Kocken

Working out of the findings from the other work packages, this group will further develop the optimal, sustainable and cost-efficient patient-centred and prevention oriented primary child health care models. Work Package 9 will:

  • Test primary health care models against the needs of addressing specific preventable conditions in European counties and showcase existing innovative evaluated practices.
  • Estimate the citizens’ perceived benefits of primary child health care models, including the existing ones.
  • Analyse the views of stakeholders on the vital changes necessary and achievable in policies to improve the primary child health care systems.
  • Analyse the transferability of primary child health care models, as a means of assessing how best to engender an evidence-based approach to policy making and analysis of governance styles to patient-centred and prevention oriented primary child health care models.

Adding to the findings of this work package will be the qualitative work to establish the public preferences for the different primary care models at a micro level, and also analysis of stakeholders’ views at a meso level. Online focus groups comprising individuals such as policy makers, school health doctors, nurses etc. recruited through the country agents will contribute valuable knowledge to the MOCHA findings.

The overall philosophy of the acceptability and preference analysis of WP9 is based on the understanding of the cascade from optimal theory at study level, through innovation intention at the national policy level, innovation as implemented at the meso level and innovation realised at the micro level.