Germany’s municipal networks support coordination between health and welfare sectors

Improving coordination between health and welfare sectors

To support improved coordination between health and welfare services, with a focus on prevention and early intervention, Germany aims to improve early intervention outcomes for vulnerable children and families.

Municipal networks exchange about quality

Germany has been building professional interdisciplinary networks within local municipalities. The National Center for Early Prevention is responsible for enabling interdisciplinary collaboration and research in the areas of prevention and early intervention in the health and welfare sectors. It provides technical advice to municipalities and networks and support exchange and knowledge transfer within the federal states.

A concrete example of this work is the Interprofessional Quality Circles, which offer a forum for exchange and networking for healthcare professionals and child and youth welfare professionals. 

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