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Table 1 Methods for developing the district types, data guide and prevention guide

From: A toolkit with nine district types to support municipalities in taking an integrated approach to prevention

MethodsImplementationIndicators and networksMain questions
District types
 Data analysisCluster analysisDomains providing data
- health and lifestyle
- amenities
- physical environment
- social environment
- demographics
Which district characteristics are associated with one another?
 Working sessions9 meetings averaging 7–8 peopleParticipants:
- area advisor
- district nurse
- neighbourhood sports coach
- GP
- advisor from municipal public health services
- policy advisor
- paediatrician
- community worker
- advisor from regional primary care support structure
What are the most important characteristics of this type of district?
What are the biggest problems or themes that you would like to tackle?
What developments can you see?
 Expert opinionInterviews, 6 peopleRepresentatives:
- Research firm for the typology of residential environments
- Netherlands Institute for Social Research
- Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency
- RIVM (3)
To what extent does the overview give a familiar picture?
What are familiar aspects, what are surprising aspects and why is that?
How could we improve or refine the overview?
Data guide
 Selection of indicatorsDesk analysesData from six domains:
- health and lifestyle
- amenities
- physical environment
- social environment
- participation
- demographics
Which indicators occur in multiple indicator sets?
For which indicators are national sources available at the district level?
 Expert opinionMeetingsRepresentatives of knowledge institutes:
- Public health
- Mental health
- Healthcare
- Health inequalities
- Social issues
To what extent are the selected indicators relevant and should they be included?
What is still lacking in terms of indicators and sources?
Prevention guide
 Database search and grey literatureDesk researchInformation was taken inter alia from:
- database with lifestyle interventions
- database with interventions for young people
- database with social interventions
- supplemented by grey literature
What interventions are available for the high-priority themes in the districts?
What interventions tie in with the four blocks of the integrated approach?
 Expert opinionMeetings and feedback in writing, 13 peopleRepresentatives of knowledge institutes:
- Public health (2)
- Mental health
- Healthcare
- Health inequalities
- Social issues (2)
- Youth (2)
- RIVM (4)
To what extent does the overview of interventions give a familiar picture?
What interventions are missing?