For regions, municipalities and child health care centres

Over the period of 2011-2019, the Swedish economic standard improved with around 15%. Meanwhile, the proportion of household with low economic standard, also known as relative poverty, has increased. In 2019, the proportion of people living with low economic standard was over 15%. That is the highest rating since the start of Statistics Sweden’s measurement in 1975.

For a child to be exposed to conditions where the household income does not cover the necessities of the family can have large direct consequences for the development of the child and their societal participation in the future. This study aim to evaluate the effectiveness and cost effectiveness of “Healthier Wealthier Families”, a service model who use child health care services as an starting point to reach parents/caregivers with, or with the risk for, economic hardship. If the parents/caregivers are screened for economic hardship, they can be put into contact with the municipal budget and debt counselling.

On this project website, there is practical information on participation in the Healthier Wealthier Families study.

What does participation means for nurses within child health care?

  • To ask six question on economy to visiting parents/caregivers
  • Note contact details to eligible parents/caregivers who are interested to receive more information about the study
  • Distribute the study participant information form to eligible and interested parents/caregivers
  • Distribute the material “Your child and your money” to eligible and interested parents/caregivers
  • Make referrals for parents/caregivers to the study contact person
  • Provide information through the study poster and leaflets at the child health centre venue
  • Participate during a limited period of time, either based on time or numbers of participating parents/caregivers

What does participation means for budget and debt counsellors?

  • Receive referrals from the study contact person
  • Note general information such as number of meetings, meeting time and topics that were covered
  • Test a more preventative way of work, with support from a guide that has been developed and created with representatives from budget and debt counselling services
  • Participate during a limited period of time, either based on time or numbers of participating parents/caregivers
Last modified: 2022-09-28