Socially disadvantaged families with multiple problems also suffer from health disadvantages. Children and young people in particular in these families are exposed to a wide variety of health risks. This is aggravated by the fact that this social group in particular, which has the greatest need for preventive and health-promoting measures, is barely reached by such services.
This is the starting-point for the research project, which is evaluating three practical projects in large German cities (Hamburg, Berlin and Munich) that are aiming to help in innovative and more resource-oriented ways to solve the so-called ‘prevention dilemma’. Using a multiple-methodology study design, quantitative efficacy research and multidimensional process evaluation are being combined.