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We are proud to announce that our consortium’s young researchers have invested a lot of time and effort into their respective research projects and have produced a supplement in Health Promotion International Articles published within the special Issue all cover the topic of cooperative planning and reflects different perspectives and results of the various projects.

The Issue covers:

Gelius, Jansen und King: Cooperative planning and its utilization in German physical activity promotion: a brief introduction (DOI: 10.1093/heapro/daab170)

Müller and Hassel: Cooperative Planning in Childcare Centers to Improve Physical Activity: A Qualitative Investigation of Directors’ Perspectives. (DOI:10.1093/heapro/daab171) 

Ptack and Strobl: Factors influencing the effectiveness of a cooperative planning approach in the school setting.(DOI: 10.1093/heapro/daab164)

Töpfer et al.: Challenging German physical education teacher educators’ health-related beliefs through a cooperative planning process.(DOI: 10.1093/heapro/daab163)

Popp et al.: Introducing the Practice Dive Approach: An extension of co-creation in physical activity promotion and health promotion.(DOI: 10.1093/heapro/daab160)

Kehl et al.: Evaluation of Community Readiness for Change prior to a German Participatory Physical Activity Health Intervention(DOI: 10.1093/heapro/daab161)

Sauter and Loss: Capacity building in participatory stakeholder groups: results from a German research consortium on active lifestyles.(DOI: 0.1093/heapro/daab165)

Gelius et al.: Towards the economic evaluation of participatory approaches in health promotion: Lessons from four German physical activity promotion projects.(DOI: 10.1093/heapro/daab158)

Additionally, the issue was able to incorporate consortium’s external perspectives on cooperative planning.
„BewegtVersorgt“ – Abu-Omar et al. Co-production to improve preventive health services – experiences from Germany
„KOMBINE“ – Kohler et al.  Co-Producing an Action-Oriented Framework for Community-Based Physical Activity Promotion in Germany