What are the main factors that influence the implementation of disease prevention and health promotion programmes in children and adolescents?

    Publication year: 2005

    Many disease prevention and health promotion programmes are directed at the health of children and young people because they can prevent both immediate problems (mortality and morbidity) and long-term problems. However, even where there is evidence to support such public health interventions, implementation in different settings and countries has met with varying degrees of effectiveness and sustainability. The issues addressed in this synthesis concern the main reasons for the success or failure of such programmes in Europe.