As a result of the first report on the health of children in Hamburg (1990) 14 primary health policy objectives were identified and related to specific intervention fields. The health information system group at Hamburg has prepared an interim evaluative statement for 1994 on whether and how far each objective has been achieved compared to the targets formulated for the years 1995 and 2000 respectively. 8 out of 14 objectives are considered remaining unchanged as before (i.e. unintentional conception), either proceeding towards the target (i.e. low birth weight, dental health) or having reached the target for 1995 (i.e. infant mortality, age-appropriate vaccination). With 4 objectives the trend deteriorated (i.e. body weight of teenagers, accidents). One objective was monitored on the basis of a new data source (violence against children) and for one objective information could not be proved or updated (breast feeding). In traditional areas of local health policy (i.e. dental health, infant mortality) the health information system and the health targets may be sufficient to help improve the health of the city. In non-lobbied fields (i.e. breast feeding) or those without a consensus on responsibilities (i.e. violence, health and social discrimination) health reports on their own do not invoke achievements, but need to be supported by additional measures.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Gesundheitswesen (Bundesverband der Arzte des Offentlichen Gesundheitsdienstes (Germany))|
|Publication status||Published - 01-03-1995|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health