In order to implement its statutory objectives, the Public Health Foundation works with numerous cooperation partners. This collaboration often results in a long and successful partnership or leads to a project-related cooperation for a specified period of time. Thus, joint projects have developed in a wide range of healthcare-related fields: law, medicine, public transport, and also on a charitable basis. The large number of cooperation partners enables the Public Health Foundation to implement its projects faster and more efficiently. In the process, the projects reach and benefit a larger group of consumers.
Arzt-Auskunft (Doctor Search) Partners
The Doctor Search is used by many different licensees. One of the longest-serving of these partners is the online healthcare portal NetDoktor.de; but in the meantime, many other health-related websites have followed and integrated a customized version of the Arzt-Auskunft into their website for their users.
The Arzt-Auskunft Professional is the structured data base which compiles a detailed list of providers of healthcare services in Germany. This instrument is used by public and private health insurers and other organizations in the healthcare sector, for instance for their patient information.
Project “Namo” fosters the mobility of senior citizens and people with disabilities by providing relevant information through an electronic device for passengers. This travel assistant helps people plan a journey from door to door using accessible public transport to destinations which include family practices and hospitals. One of the Support Association’s partners in this project is the Rhein-Main-Verkehrsverbund, a regional provider of public transport, which will also implement the device in a test area.
Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs
The Public Health Foundation’s Arzt-Auskunft has been incorporated on einfach-teilhaben.de (simply take part), a website for people with disabilities, run by the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs. Thus, users of the website have the opportunity to search for doctors and at the same time find information on the accessibility of the respective practice. Additionally, the Arzt-Auskunft itself is fully accessible on that website and therefore can be used by a large number of people.