S. Hock, Y. Berchner, O. Blankenstein
Gesundheitswesen (Bundesverband der Arzte des Offentlichen Gesundheitsdienstes (Germany))
10 of the 13 federal states presented their structures, implementation methods and results as part of the nationwide workshop for children's preventative medicine and early recognition projects for Germany on 9th September 2011 in Frankfurt am Main. This was the first time a full overview of all programmes of this kind in Germany has been possible. The programmes and data from these 10 presentations were analysed and compared. Despite the many differences between the legal frameworks and structural implementation, the programmes also displayed similarities in the implementation and in the problems which arise. Significantly improved participation rates for early recognition check-ups have been achieved in the context of the programmes. Previously, only a few detailed evaluations for the detection of risks to children's welfare and other effects such as vaccination rates and improvements in children's health through more advice and care were available.