Locally known as: “Europäische Qualitätsstandards zur Suchtprävention” (“EDPQS”)
Maximilian Von Heyden, Heidelberg University, introduces the German EDPQS associate partner, the developers of the “Rebound” prevention programme
EDPQS materials available in German
- Prezi introduction
- Please contact Maximilian von Heyden, Finder Akademie (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information
Project-specific activities in this country
- The German standards “QIP – Qualität in der Prävention” were used in the development of the EDPQS.
- The German intervention “Rebound” (developed at the University Hospital Heidelberg, now managed by Finder Akademie) served as a case study to explore the practical applicability of the EDPQS.
- Presentation of the EDPQS at the Fachtagung “Bedarfsanalyse als fachliche Herausforderung für die Praxis: Professionalisierung kommunaler Alkoholprävention”, Hannover, Germany, November 2012.
Examples of EDPQS use in this country
At a conference co-organised by the Crime Prevention Council of Lower Saxony, Ministry of Justice of Lower Saxony, a workshop was dedicated to the ‘needs assessment’ stage within the EDPQS. The EDPQS were used to initiate a discussion and reflection on the challenges of assessing target population and community needs in preventive practice. The EDPQS champion on this activity was Frederick Groeger-Roth.
The EDPQS informed the development and implementation of “Rebound”, a manualised, school-based drug prevention and health promotion intervention developed at the University of Heidelberg, Germany. The programme developers used the EDPQS as a checklist during programme development, and at later stages, to evidence the quality aspects of the intervention. The EDPQS champions on this project were Henrik Jungaberle and Maximilian von Heyden.
- Federal Centre for Health Education – Bundeszentrale für gesundheitliche Aufklärung (BZgA) (www.bzga.de)
- University Hospital Heidelberg, specifically the colleagues working on the “Rebound” programme (my-rebound.de/)
Both institutions were associate partners in the EDPQS project: the Federal Centre for Health Education in the EDPQS Phase I project, and the University Hospital Heidelberg in the EDPQS Phase II project. For further information, please see the Partnership pages.
- Informal collaboration with the Crime Prevention Council of Lower Saxony, Ministry of Justice of Lower Saxony (www.lpr.niedersachsen.de/)
Main contact persons
To find out more about activities to promote quality in prevention in Germany, please contact Diana Hammes, Federal Centre for Health Education (email@example.com)
To find out more about activities to promote quality in prevention in Lower Saxony, please contact Frederick Groeger-Roth, Crime Prevention Council of Lower Saxony, Ministry of Justice of Lower Saxony (Frederick.Groeger-Roth@mj.niedersachsen.de)
To find out more about “Rebound” and local experiences of working with the EDPQS, please contact Maximilian von Heyden, Finder Akademie (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Prof Harry Sumnall, Professor in Substance Use at Liverpool John Moores University (email@example.com), can be contacted regarding:
- General information about the EDPQS
- Advice on how to work with the EDPQS
- Requests for presentations on EDPQS
- Requests to receive training on EDPQS
- Requests for permission to provide for-profit training on EDPQS
Other quality standards and guidelines relevant to prevention
Yes. Please check:
- PrevNet – Fachportal der Suchtvorbeugung
- Qualitätssicherung von Projekten zur Gesundheitsförderung in Settings (Band 42 der Reihe “Forschung und Praxis der Gesundheitsförderung” der Bundeszentral für gesundheitliche Aufklärung (BZgA))
- the EMCDDA’s Best Practice Portal
Information up-to-date as of June 2015. Something wrong or missing? To submit an update regarding this page (e.g. changed contact details, additional activities), please contact us.