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Table 1 Timeline for programme implementation, data collection, and content of seminars 1-4 including approximate activity durtion 1

From: Improving child health promotion practices in multiple sectors – outcomes of the Swedish Salut Programme

Date Coastal area Date Inland area
Feb 2009 Survey 1 (pre-implementation) Aug 2009/Feb 20102 Survey 1 (pre-implementation)
March 2009 1. Lectures (0,5 h): Programme introduction and introduction of module I-II interventions. March 2010 1. Lectures (0,5 h): Programme introduction and introduction of module I-II interventions.
  Interactive lectures (2,5 h): Children’s health of today and cross-sectoral collaborations.   Interactive lectures (2 h): Children’s health of today and cross-sectoral collaborations.
  Group discussion (2,5 h): Salut and my work.   Group discussion (1,5 h): Salut and my work.
May 2009 2. Lectures (3 h): Expectant parents’ health, parental support groups, parent–child attachment and fathers’ role. May 2010 2. Lectures (3 h): Parent–child attachment, fathers’ role, intimate partner violence against women, social services’ role.
  Group discussions (1,2 h): Experience-sharing.   Group discussions (1,75 h): Parent child attachment/roles and summary of progress.
  Survey 2 ( 20 min )   Survey 2 ( 20 min )
Feb 2010 3. Lectures (3,5 h): Salut in the organisation, overweight in pregnancy, social services’ role and slideshows for parental meetings. Sept 2010 3. Lectures (3 h): Motivational Interviewing, good family eating habits, and physical activity after pregnancy.
  Group discussions (2 h): Experience-sharing and what do we do next?   Group discussions (1 h): What has happened and what do we do next?
April 2010 4. Lectures (2,5 h): Physical activity, child dental health screening and the International Child Development Programme. Nov 2010 4. Lectures (3 h): Overweight in pregnancy, dental health, and general information.
  Interactive lecture (1,2 h): Social services’ role.   Group discussions (1,5 h): What has happened? and ‘from knowledge to praxis’.
  Group discussions (1,5 h): What has happened and what do we do next?   
  Survey 2 ( 20 min )   Survey 2 ( 20 min )
Nov 2010 Survey 1 ( post-implementation ) April 2011 Survey 1 ( post-implementation )
  1. 1 All seminars were free of charge and included morning and afternoon tea, lunch and a short summary at the end of the day.
  2. 2 The survey was sent out to ANC and CHC in August 2009 and to dental services and open pre-schools in February 2010. The first seminar was planned to be held in October 2009, but was postponed with short notice because of the 2009 flu pandemic. The survey was already sent out to ANC and CHC when the decision to postpone the seminar was made.
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