European Union for School and University Health and Medicine congress 2017

Dr Paul Kocken and colleagues from Work Package 9 Validated Optimal Models of Children’s Preventative Orientated Primary Health Care, together with members of Work Package 3 School and adolescent health presented their work at the European Union for School and University Health and Medicine (EUSUHM) Congress on 6th – 8th September 2017 in Leuven, Belgium. They ran a successful workshop entitled Building Optimal Models for Primary Child Health Care; in which they discussed components of well working child health care systems with an audience of mainly school doctors and nurses. The outcome of this workshop will help feed into the final year of the MOCHA project. The WP 9 team also presented their work on implementation conditions of good practices within the context of varying models of primary health care. They presented their insight into the factors influencing practices such as immunization in hard to reach groups and assessment of mental health problems in children. These factors are relevant for future implementation of good practice in models of primary care and in policy decisions around the models of care.