There’s a middle ground, you know: partnering with low-socioeconomic status families in health promotion

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Abstract

Intergenerational poverty, where children from poor households do not seem to escape from poverty later in life, is becoming more visible in society. About 8% of Dutch families have a low income. Some specific regions, such as the southern part of the Netherlands, score worse on well-being, participation and poverty outcomes. This study focuses on enhancing the situation of low socioeconomic status (SES) families with children under the age of eighteen living in the municipality Vaals. Although strengthening the position of low-SES families is seen as important, recruiting and retaining them within defined interventions to enhance their well-being has been found difficult. This research describes studies that create equal partnerships in order to bring together the best of professional expertise and local talent. Activities were carried out providing information and suggestions to enhance partnership processes with low-SES families in the future.
Funded by NutsOhra (grant number 31963254N)
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • Maastricht University
Supervisors/Advisors
  • Kremers, Stef, Supervisor
  • Jansen, Maria, Supervisor
Award date16 Oct 2020
Place of PublicationMaastricht
Publisher
Print ISBNs9789463326841
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020

Keywords

  • health disparities
  • low-socioeconomic status families
  • partnership
  • support network
  • community-based participatory action research

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