Dreyfus Health Foundation


Established: 1999
Workshops: 17 (14)
Follow-up Workshops: 11
Projects: 355 (66)
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Contact Information
Giedre Donauskaite Tang
PSBH® National Coordinator
Telephone: (370-5) 216-8072
E-mail: giedra04@yahoo.com

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Country: Lithuania
City: Vilnius

Yahoo! Facts at a Glance

The Problem Solving for Better Health® (PSBH®) program in Lithuania started in collaboration with the USA-based organization ECOLOGIA. Its regional office is located in Vilnius (ECOLOGIA Baltic Programs’ Office). The objective is to teach people to solve problems creatively by using available resources for small, manageable projects involving community members in the local problem-solving process. Participants receive knowledge on proposal writing, which helps them when they are applying for funds. The first PSBHI™ workshop in Lithuania was held in 2005.

Lithuania’s PSBH nursing program has collaborated with many hospitals throughout the country. One nurse led a project involving staff educational training to decrease the number of nosocomial infections in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). Her results show that the infection rate in the NICU decreased from 67.8% to 30.7% over a one year period. The nurse’s staff education program is now a sustainable and integrated part of the nursing department’s training program at the hospital.

Organization of Nursing Care Specialists of Lithuania

Health/Social Issues Addressed:

Communicable/Infectious Diseases


Demographic Groups

Children's Health/Child Care

Women's Health

Economic Issues

Resources (human, equipment, funding)

Health Care & Policy Issues


Health Promotion/Lifestyles/Wellness

Access to Health Facilities/Services

Curative Medicine/Surgery

Communicable/Infectious Diseases

Hospitals/Hospital Administration

Aging/Elder Care

Nurses (including students)

Health Promotion/Lifestyles


Substance Abuse

Dental/Oral Health


Mental Health


Thought, Mood, and Behavior Disorders

Psychological/Psychiatric Disorders

Noncommunicable Diseases

Neurological Disorders


Endocrine Disorders


Health Promotion/Lifestyles/Wellness

Sensory Function


Social Issues/Services

Other Social Issues

Interpersonal Relationships

Community Organization

Quality of Life Issues

Family Structure/Function

Education/Skill Building

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