Barriers and drivers influencing people’s behaviour towards COVID-19 public health and social measures in the Netherlands
The disease burden of COVID-19 infection, morbidity, and mortality is unevenly distributed across different population subgroups. A one-size-fits-all approach may not reach all groups. Identifying barriers and drivers that influence people’s behaviour towards COVID-19 public health and social measures (PHSM) (i.e. vaccination, testing and other measures) is an important step when designing tailored interventions. The World Health Organization (WHO) has developed the Tailoring Health Programmes (THP) approach to assist countries in diagnosing barriers and drivers to health protective behaviours. We present the findings of the situation analysis, phase 1 of the THP approach. The aim was threefold: 1) to identify the population subgroups with a lower uptake and adherence to COVID-19 PHSM, 2) gain an overview the previously identified barriers and drivers of the general population and population subgroups, and 3) to obtain an overview of interventions and research initiated by various stakeholders in the Netherlands.
Below the report about Underserved Groups and the recording of the webinar of October 3.