The contribution of interagency collaboration to the promotion of young people's sexual health

Bloxham, Susan (1997) The contribution of interagency collaboration to the promotion of young people's sexual health. Health Education Research, 12 (1). pp. 91-101.

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Abstract

This paper employs a case study approach in order to examine the contribution of interagency working to the delivery of education and services in the difficult field of young people's sexual health. It reports on a collaborative UK initiative involving teachers, community health practitioners, health promotion staff, and youth and community workers. The provision included school-based sex education, drop-in advice and information facilities, ‘detached’ street work, and a young person's clinic. A qualitative study was completed involving detailed interviews with 25 staff from the different agencies involved. The findings suggest that interagency collaboration can enhance the work of each organization, and can achieve a comprehensive response to young people's sexual health needs by making positive use of the distinctive roles, skills, knowledge and approaches of the different agencies. The potential that such a collaboration will have a significant impact on young people's sexual health is discussed.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Health Education Research
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISSN: 1465-3648
Departments: Research Office & Graduate School (ROGS)
Depositing User: Insight Administrator
Date Deposited: 14 Oct 2010 10:40
Last Modified: 14 Jul 2018 16:20
URI: http://insight.cumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/237

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