The “Participatory Project Evaluation of Health Promotion in the Living Environment of Homes and Workshops for People with Disabilities” conducted by the nexus Institute is implemented within the framework of the offer of the Verband der Ersatzkassen e. V. (vdek) “Healthy Living Environments”. (vdek) “Healthy living environments”. The project to be evaluated, “Making health simple. Health promotion in workshops and residential facilities” comprises two subprojects.

The sub-project of the Bielefeld University of Applied Sciences aims at the practical development of a consistent, science-based and goal-oriented catalog of health-promoting measures and a compendium of ideas for behavioral prevention for residential facilities and workshops for people with disabilities. From this a modular applicable portfolio is to be compiled, which contains a large selection of measures and ideas on behavioral and relationship level from the entire federal territory.

The sub-project of the Catholic University of Applied Social Sciences Berlin (KHSB) is developing and testing a specialist consultation process for health-promoting structural development in residential and sheltered workshops for people with disabilities in order to enable the implementation there of measures developed in sub-project 1. This includes the development of a curriculum for expert advisors for workshops for people with disabilities.

The structuring framework for both subprojects is the guideline prevention “Services for health promotion and prevention in living environments (§20a SGB V)” and the four fields of action (nutrition, exercise, stress and addiction) of the GKV guideline prevention “Services for health promotion and prevention in living environments (§20a SGB V)”.

nexus conducts an activating evaluation for this project. This includes the participatory development and adaptation of the evaluation concept as well as a continuous cooperation and monitoring process of the joint project. Furthermore, the focus is on the impact orientation of the two projects with reference to the behavioral and relationship level.

Overall, the evaluation will consider three levels: 1. organization – setting living environment housing and workshops, 2. intermediary level or professionals (health team: health coordinators, group leaders, social workers) and 3. the primary target group – people with disabilities (employees/residents in sheltered workshops). In each case, specific, suitable instruments are developed for the survey and a complementary mix of methods is selected, which allows the interrelationship of effects at the structural, process and outcome levels to become apparent.

Duration: 10/2021 – 06/2024
Client: Verband der Ersatzkassen e. V. (vdek)
Team: Dr. Arnd Hofmeister (Project Management), Tzvetina Arsova Netzelmann, Dr. Katja Aue