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Welfare Reform on the Web (August 1999): Mental Health Services - Overseas

THE VALUE OF MODEL PROGRAMMES IN MENTAL HEALTH PROMOTION AND MENTAL DISORDER PREVENTION

C. M. Hosman and M. Claire L. J. Engels
International Journal of Mental Health Promotion , vol. 1, April 1999, p. 4-16

Dissemination and large-scale implementation of model programmes are considered important tools in helping to increase the quality and effectiveness of mental health promotion and mental disorder prevention at community level. Until recently, research has concentrated on the design and testing of new model programmes. However, successful use of the model programme strategy requires more attention to the preconditions for their effective dissemination, adoption and implementation.

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