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Tool Information

Settings: Residence for Older People
MHP Steps: Implementation | Preparation
Country of Origin: Austria
Languages: English
URL: Click here for Tool Website
Publication Information: Lis, K., Reichert, M., Cosack, A, Billings, J. & Brown, P. (Ed.) (2008). Evidence-Based Guidelines on Health Promotion for Older People. Austrian Red Cross, Vienna. ISBN 978-3-200-01400-8

Evaluation: Yes
Available Formats: Online
Free: Yes
Restrictions on Use: No
Tool Focus: Individual and Organisation
Tool Type: How to Manual/Design Tool
Download(s): Evidence-Based Guidelines on Health Promotion for Older People - 2.69 MB

Tool Description

These guidelines are a comprehensive point of reference designed to develop and foster best practice in health promotion for older people. They are designed for use by health promotion practitioners, authorities at EU, national and regional levels, institutions and organisations which fund and develop health promotion programmes and projects, and by universities and research institutes. They are based on several stages of work within the healthPROelderly project, which collected information on health promotion initiatives for older people. More specifically, healthPROelderly partners carried out a literature search in 11 European countries, collected more than 160 good practice examples for health promotion initiatives inthe project database and analysed 33 best-practice examples in detail. The 16 guidelines, representing important criteria for good practice in health promotion activities for older people, are presented in a practical order starting with the guideline “Target group” and ending with “Publicity and dissemination”. Each guideline follows the same structure and contains examples of health promotion projects for older people in different European countries which can also be accessed through for further information. (Cover text)

Tool Characteristics

Application in the Field: Descriptor not applicable
Stage of Development: Recently produced(2-3 years)
Evaluation and Research: Descriptor not applicable
Beneficiary Involvement in Design: Active participation clearly described

Evaluation Description

The Guidelines are based on eleven national evaluation reports and is summarized in an international evaluation report: Lang, G. & Resch, K. (2008). 33 European Best-Practice Projects: A Case-Study Evaluation of Health Promotion for Older People. Vienna. Research Institute of the Red Cross. (download under

Contact Details

Contact Name: Monika Wild
Organisation Name: Austrian Red Cross
Address: Wiedner Hauptstraße 32
Address Line 2: Vienna
Postal Code: 1041
Country: Austria
Telephone: ++43-1-58900-121

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