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National Strategy for Health Protection and Promotion and Disease Prevention
On the 20th of December 2019, the Ministry for Health announced a new Programme to support the development of new services in the field of care provided by the multidisciplinary teams of mental health for children and adolescents. The aim is to provide multidisciplinary support in health, social and pedagogy services in ambulances and in terrain. The initiative and fund call is supported by the European Social Fund. The realization and evaluation of this call is expected.
In 2020 the new National Sports Agency began to be fully operational in order to further work on improving the social, legal and funding issues related to sports field including the sports at schools and universities as well as outside of the formal education framework.
There is also a discussion on the amendments to the Public Health Act and also issues related to children and young people and their free time youth work activities of the stay character are being discussed.
An amendment to the Act on Medicinal Products and the Amendment to the Act on Public Health Insurance came into force in 2020.
The Ministry of Finance, as the Intermediary of the Health Program financed from EEA funds 2014-2021 in cooperation with the Ministry of Health - Program Partner, announced on 15 May 2020 a call for grant applications for individual projects in the field of mental health promotion for children and adolescents. The allocated amount for the call is CZK 134,302,597. The aim of the call is to support risk reduction, escalation and chronification of mental problems in children and adolescents, through the implementation of activities aimed at prevention, early detection and diagnosis, effective intervention in subclinical and clinical forms of mental problems in children and adolescents, measures to strengthen and the systematisation of cooperation between mental health care professionals and mental health awareness activities for minors.
The wellbeing of young people makes a part of the new Educational Strategy 2030+. It is highlighted by the Partnership for Education 2030+ project partners, as it is discussed in one of its two working groups.
The reform of mental health and psychiatric care will continue within the new Governmental Council on Mental Health.
Expected are also discussions about financing the sport of young people and its improvements.