Mainz - A so-called state framework agreement for prevention and health promotion applies to Rhineland-Palatinate with immediate effect. The signatories are the statutory health insurances, the pension, long-term care and accident insurance as well as that of the federal state. It is intended to help ensure that all people who live in Rhineland-Palatinate have the same health opportunities.
The health insurance companies provide funds totaling more than 23 million euros. The basis of the agreement is the nationwide prevention law from last year. The new agreement specifies it for the regions in Rhineland-Palatinate.
The prevention measures are intended to benefit in particular people who have an increased need for prevention measures due to special life situations or multiple burdens, for example in work, family, home care or voluntary work to have. People should be supported directly in their living environment, that is, in the municipalities, companies, day-care centers and schools.
Particular attention should be paid to gender-related aspects. "In order to achieve these health goals sustainably and with high quality, the signatories have agreed to network more closely and to promote the implementation of the initiated activities in mutual coordination," said the state's health minister, Sabine Bätzing-Lichtenthäler (SPD).
The signatories of the state framework agreement have agreed to establish an annual state prevention conference to further develop prevention work in close coordination. p >
“With the signing of the state framework agreement for prevention, the statutory health and long-term care insurances as well as the accident and pension insurances have for the first time jointly committed themselves to promoting health and prevention in Rhineland-Palatinate. That is good thing, because the health system is increasingly reaching its limits when it comes to treating many diseases, ”said Dunja Kleis, State Managing Director of Christoph Preuße, prevention manager of the regional association in the middle of. The aim is to interlink company health promotion and occupational safety in companies and educational institutions more closely.