Berlin - The "GKV Alliance for Health" - an initiative of all statutory health insurance companies - has launched nationwide for socially disadvantaged municipalities. With total of around 40 million euros, the statutory health insurance (GKV) will support the nationwide development of municipal structures in order to establish health promotion offers over the next five years.
The program is aimed at municipalities that have not yet or have only few control elements such as health conferences or round tables on health. The funding program also covers human resources to coordinate measures on site and to network individual actors. Each municipality has up to 250,000 euros available for the entire funding phase, for which the cities and municipalities can apply by the end of 2019.
In addition to the GKV funds, the funding program also provides for contribution from the municipalities. This increases over time, while the SHI share decreases. After the end of the funding program, the established and expanded structures should then be borne solely by the municipalities. In addition to financial help, the participating districts and cities can also seek advice on design and implementation issues.
The German Association of Cities, the Association of German Districts and the Association of German Cities and Municipalities welcomed the program: “In order for the goals of the Prevention Act to be achieved, municipal structures must be established and expanded in this area. The program to promote these communal prevention structures is an important first step ”, praised Stefan Hahn, representative of.