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Wiener Medizinische Wochenschrift 7-8/2014

Good practice models for public workplace health promotion projects in Austria: promoting mental health

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Wiener Medizinische Wochenschrift > Ausgabe 7-8/2014
Autoren:
MSc Univ.-Ass. Mag. Nathalie T. Burkert, MMag. Dr. Johanna Muckenhuber, MSc, BSc Dr. Franziska Großschädl, Dr. Martin Sprenger, MPH Mag. Dr. Gerlinde Rohrauer-Näf, Mag. Dr. Klaus Ropin, Mag. Dr. Evelyn Martinel, Ass.-Prof. Doz. Dr. Thomas Dorner

Summary

Promoting mental health is a central public health issue since the Jakarta statement in 1997. In Austria, the nationwide organisation for health promotion is the ‘Fonds Gesundes Österreich’ (FGÖ), which has been established in 1998. The FGÖ funds and supports workplace health promotion projects; therefore, it co-operates with the Austrian Network on Workplace Health Promotion. In 2011, among others, two Austrian companies were honoured as best practice models for promoting mental health in the project ‘Work. In tune with life. Move Europe’. One of their central key success factors are the provision of equal opportunities, engagement, their focus on overall health as well as the implementation of behavioural and environmental preventive measures. Since mental health problems in the population are still rising, public health promotion projects which orientate on the best practice models have to be established in Austria.

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