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This is the USER website, which stands for Urban Social Exclusion Research or the Public Mental Healthcare Academic Collaborative Centre of Amsterdam, The Hague, Rotterdam and Utrecht. Besides general information about the Academic Collaborative Centre, the website offers practical support for policymakers and universities to exchange information through a public knowledge databank (still under construction), filled with research by the Academic Collaborative Centre. This knowledge databank will be expanded bit by bit with other Public Mental Healthcare research per city and, over time, with national Public Mental Healthcare studies too.
You can report G4 Public Mental Healthcare research to the Local Coordinator of the relevant city. Click here for contact details.
Comments about the Academic Collaborative Centre as a whole can be made to the Project Leader or the General Coordinator. Click here for contact details.
Each city has a group of chronic alcoholics who use alcohol in the public space, with pollution and visible loss occurred as a result of their alcohol consumption and lifestyle. The GCD Amsterdam has launched an investigation into possible solutions to this problem. This research is financed from G4-USER from the so-called Small but Fine Budget: research funds for short-term research questions from the practice.
More information: Marcel Busters, projectleader, GGD Amsterdam phone +31(0)20-555 5749Read more >>
Participation of the target groups in Public Mental Health is one of the priorities for the G4. There are diffent kind of instruments to measure participation. In the Netherlands the so called 'participation ladder' is often used, but the question is if this is the best instrument for the purpose of G4. There are other instruments, for example the Self-Sufficiency Matrix (SSM) that is used in the G4 already. In this research we compare all instruments in order to choose the most appropriate instrument for our purpose.Read more >>