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Structures to Strengthen Evaluation and Quality Assurance in the Primary Prevention Work of AIDS Service Organisations

Staff
Dipl.-Psych. Martina Block, MPH
Duration
05 2006 - 08 2008
Funding
Federal Centre for Health Education (BZgA)
Cooperations
Deutsche AIDS-Hilfe e.V.

Structures to strengthen quality assurance and evaluation in the primary prevention work of AIDS SERVICE organisations have been developed at the national level. The main channels were: workshops on quality assurance and evaluation methods, an internet handbook on resources for quality assurance and evaluation, support in using epidemiological data and a peer review process. Parallel to this, researchers provided local consulting to twelve organisations on the development and realisation of quality assurance and evaluation measures. A further goal is to establish a national network for participatory health research.

The project was based on the action research approach developed by Kurt Lewin, which has come to be known in international health research as community-based participatory action research. This approach enables practitioners to systematically and continuously record data on the progress and effect of their actions in order to develop more effective interventions.