38 2.1 Reduce the number of these projects or delegate these responsibilities tothe federal provinces or to organizations represented there. 22 If responsibility for these projects is retained, thought must be given on how they can be administratively processed and implemented in a way that is simpler but also legally permissible (e.g. reviews in a random sampling procedure). 3 Staff The small size of the staff is the main reason for the (small number of) negative findings in the evaluation. This shortcoming must be remedied quickly and efficiently. 3.1 An increase in the number of personnel at the FGÖ is urgently required. 3.2 The FGÖ health specialists must receive training and further instruction in project evaluation. 3.3 Work must be geared more to clients. 4 Internal project database A contract has already been awarded for the design of this database. Different aspects of this design are being checked once again in a pretest and will be optimized if required. They include: 4.1 Standardized recording of the major project contents by the applicant (enlargement of the project applications)/creation of a short questionnaire 4.2 In case of rejection: Recording and documentation of more than one reason for the rejection 4.3 Possibilities for cumulative statistical analysis 4.4 Resubmission functions 5 Internet project database on projects 5.1 The most sensible approach would be to wait with this Internet database until the internal project database is up and functioning. (It could then be a sub-database of the internal database.) 5.2 FB+E does not consider the Internet database a priority, as its benefits are disputed and must be clarified (the continuous updating that would be necessary would be very costly). 5.3 Interest and potential use by health promotion practitioners must be clarified beforehand (secondary statistical analyses/if need be, separate study). 6 Epidemiological/evaluative data must be carefully improved for the later evaluation of the priority activities and media interventions of the FGÖ. 6.1 Secondary statistical research, analyses and evaluation of data on nutrition and exercise for the Austrian population prior to 1998 for possible use as baseline surveys (e.g. EU survey) 6.2 Create survey methods (random samples, methods, instruments).
6.3 Monitor changes in knowledge and reported behavior with a short questionnaire to be created in connection with representative surveys of the Austrian population. 6.4 Set priorities as regards the epidemiological knowledge required, also for planning health promotion and prevention measures and for carrying out the corresponding studies. 6.5 Build up a knowledge base as a theoretical foundation for health promotion measures (documentation and evaluation of intervention measures and thetheoretical approaches underlying them from the evaluation designs). 6.6 Plan and conduct an Austrian social epidemiological health survey. 7 Further media campaigns (especially one on smoking) 7.1 Have experts conduct assessments on the unclear effectiveness and efficiency of this measure with special emphasis on a campaign carried out in Vorarlberg in 1998. (FB+E was told that a youth research institute evaluated this campaign at that time). 7.2 Carry out only if projects are financed with extra funding above and beyond the current budget. 7.3 Integrate these campaigns wherever possible in other regional activities with complementary subjects. 8 Sustainability/maintenance of projects/project documentation 8.1 Improve documentation of what happens to funded projects after FGÖ funding ends. 8.2 Possibly continue “compelling projects”, also in other regions where applicable. 8.3 Further improve the quality of project monitoring and documentation in general. 9 Internet sites of the FGÖ 9.1 Take immediate steps to improve the fgoe.org site, both technically and in terms of content. 9.2 Commission a study to be done on the use of health sites on the Internet in Austria with an emphasis on www.gesundesleben.at. 10 Launch phase two of health promotion in Austria 10.1 Center of competence in health promotion with an even stronger orientation and guidance role 10.2 Politically safeguard the policy assessment process, also with the help of the Advisory Committee and the Board; coordinate and merge discussions and developments in health promotion, health reporting and health goals. 11 Clarify and possibly delineate fields of action for health promotion/social scientific prevention/medical prevention/secondary prevention and health information 39