The Project

PROMOVAX Partnership

Research Association Public Health Saxony, Germany

The Research Association Public Health Saxony began to work on 01 April 1994. From 1994 to 2003 the Research Association was funded in three phases by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). Since the beginning the office of the Research Association Public Health Saxony is located at the Medical Faculty of the TU Dresden. After expiry of the BMBF funding period in 2003, the Research Association Public Health Saxony and Saxony-Anhalt was founded (FVPHS-SA). There is close cooperation between the Research Association and other departments at the Dresden University of Technology (TU Dresden) as well as other universities and the German Hygiene Museum (Deutsches Hygiene-Museum). Cooperation partners are also ministries, public utilities, associations, research institutions as well as public authorities and institutions outside the medical care. In addition, the Research Association has a large network of national and international partners.

The Research Association Public Health Saxony is involved as a partner in EU- and WHO- projects (e.g. TEMPUS; HEREPLUS). In addition, the Research Association carries out other national and international projects (e.g. in cooperation with the German Nutrition Association (DGE) or the Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (BAuA)). The multidisciplinary team consists of scientists from different fields, for example: medicine, sociology, public health, politics, management, nutrition sciences and care management. For the realization of research plans the Research Association Public Health Saxony is supported by representatives from politics and the economy. Research priorities are:

• Health risks and health promotion
• Children and adolescents
• Dental Health
• Health care quality
• Quality assurance and economy of health services
• Nutrition
• Information and Communication in Health Care

In 2004, the Working Party Lifestyle, European Community (EC) Luxembourg, was established in the Research Association with an office in Dresden. The aim of the Working Party was to improve information and knowledge on lifestyle relevant aspects of public health, the collection, processing and distribution of lifestyle relevant data. The Working Party Lifestyle was a forum for discussion and exchange of experiences and helped to establish and maintain a sustainable health monitoring system.

The editorial office of the Journal of Public Health and the German journal „Prävention und Gesundheitsförderung“ (Prevention and Health Promotion) as well as the editing of the section Prevention and Health Services Research of the journal "Medical Clinic" (Urban & Vogel stage) is located at the Research Association Public Health Saxony and Saxony-Anhalt.
In addition, Public Health in Dresden has organized of a variety of workshops, small conferences and several major conferences (e.g. EUPHA Annual Meetings, National Prevention Conferences).

Contact Details:
Research Association Public Health
Fiedlerstr. 33, 01307 Dresden, Germany
Tel.: +49 351 458, Fax: +49 351 458-5338

The PROMOVAX Project has received funding from the European Union / DG Health and Consumer Protection.
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