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  • Consultation on Volunteering in Health and Social Care | HSC Public Health Agency
    Social Care HSCB PHA Regional Plan Volunteering in Health and Social Care Response Questionnaire Volunteering in Health and Social Care Equality Screening Volunteering in Health and Social Care Press Release Consultation on Volunteering in Health and Social Care Please note All responses must be received by 5pm on Friday 18th April 2014 Downloads Preview Attachment Size Consultation Volunteering in HSC Response Questionaire doc 743 KB Equality Screening Volunteering in HSC Regional Plan pdf 463 72 KB Letter Consultation on Volunteering in Health and Social Care pdf 792 98 KB Press Release Volunteering in Health and Social Care doc 47 5 KB HSCB PHA Consultation Regional Plan Volunteering pdf 822 98 KB Print Facebook Twitter Consultations Current consultations Previous consultations Consultation on the future of the Lifeline Crisis Intervention Service Consultation on support model for those bereaved by suicide Consultation on Infant Mental Health Framework and Plan 2015 2018 Alcohol and Drug Commissioning Framework for Northern Ireland 2013 16 Disability Action Plan and Equality Action Plan Cope with Confidence survey of heart failure patient experience PHA Corporate strategy Personal and Public Involvement strategy Consultation on Community Capacity Building under Mental Emotional Wellbeing and Suicide Prevention Consultation on the Lifeline Crisis Response

    Original URL path: http://www.publichealthagency.org/consultation-volunteering-health-and-social-care (2016-02-11)
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  • Community Development strategy | HSC Public Health Agency
    strategy such as a reduction in health and wellbeing inequalities which also means addressing the social factors that affect health strengthening partnership working with service users the community and voluntary sectors and other organisations strengthening families and communities supporting volunteering and making best use of our resources John Compton Chief Executive of the Health and Social Care Board said Community development is an important way to improving health and wellbeing driving a message that prevention is better than cure between different groups and communities and helping to ensure the most effective use of the health and social care budget Now more than ever we need to work in partnership with families and communities to achieve better health and wellbeing for those living in Northern Ireland No one organisation can meet this challenge on its own and strong partnerships are needed Chief Executive of the Public Health Agency Eddie Rooney added Every health and social care organisation should incorporate a community development approach into their programmes and this strategy assists them to do so The Board and Agency have jointly held pre consultation workshops over the past few months across Northern Ireland on their Community Development Strategy and have engaged widely with the community and voluntary sectors We are now keen to receive feedback from individuals families and the wider community as your views are very important to us they will help shape the future of community development across the province he said The draft Community Development Strategy can be found in the attachments below LATEST The Community Development Strategy and associated documents are now available here Downloads Preview Attachment Size Letter to accompany CD Strategy 09 06 11 pdf 72 88 KB Community Development Performance Management Framework pdf 385 36 KB Community Development Strategy short summary pdf 494 45 KB

    Original URL path: http://www.publichealthagency.org/community-development-strategy (2016-02-11)
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  • Telemonitoring NI
    UK and Northern Ireland The service provided by TF3 in conjunction with the five health and social care trusts is transforming the care of 1000 people with long term conditions and is set to benefit up to 20 000 people over six years by enabling better control over their own health and improving care outcomes Telemonitoring helps patients and families become active participants in their care and also provides a patient s clinical team with accurate and timely information to support clinical decisions and interventions View the video as Telemonitoring NI user Michael Howard who has emphysema a long term progressive disease of the lungs that primarily causes shortness of breath talks to Eddie Ritson Programme Director Centre for Connected Health Social Care about how telemonitoring has benefitted him Taking my readings is such a simple process but one that gives me huge benefits as it is an early warning system to me and also for the specialist nurses in charge of my care Without telemonitoring I would be running back and forward to the GPs surgery all the time to have things checked out he explained Having my signs monitored by a nurse means any changes in my condition

    Original URL path: http://www.publichealthagency.org/print/1693 (2016-02-11)
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  • Bowel cancer screening programme awareness campaign: Radio advertisement
    are diagnosed with the disease and over 400 will die Symptoms often develop late in the disease leaving limited scope for treatment and potential cure If detected at a very early stage bowel cancer treatment can be 90 successful The bowel cancer screening programme which allows early detection and treatment significantly improves outcomes for those with the disease which will save approximately 60 lives a year Taking the test could

    Original URL path: http://www.publichealthagency.org/print/1298 (2016-02-11)
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  • Early years intervention conference
    wellbeing education employment reduced violence and crime Consequently the agency is committed to pursuing strong evidence based programmes to build resilience and promote health and wellbeing This conference provided input from national and international experts in the field of early years and contributed to the debate about how stakeholders in Northern Ireland can progress this key agenda Conference purpose To inform stakeholders of the science of early years early brain

    Original URL path: http://www.publichealthagency.org/print/1094 (2016-02-11)
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  • Smoking webcast
    the Public Health Agency has been at the fore in ensuring that stop smoking support is available for smokers who want to quit protecting non smokers from the dangers of second hand smoke and helping to ensure that young people don t start smoking View our smoking webcast as Dr Carolyn Harper Director of Public Health talks about the work of the Public Health Agency on smoking legislation our hard

    Original URL path: http://www.publichealthagency.org/print/861 (2016-02-11)
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  • It All Adds Up!
    30 minutes most days for adults and 60 minutes every day for kids is crucial for good health Physical activity is especially important for children if they are to grow into healthy adults Getting active now will benefit them throughout their lives Visit www getalifegetactive com 1 for more information You are missing some Flash content that should appear here Perhaps your browser cannot display it or maybe it did

    Original URL path: http://www.publichealthagency.org/print/234 (2016-02-11)
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  • PHA uses webcast to promote health messages
    discussing the Director of Public Health Annual report for 2009 The report outlines some of the main public health challenges in Northern Ireland and highlights a selection of the invaluable work that has been undertaken at grass roots level to address these Over the past 10 years death rates from coronary heart disease stroke and respiratory disease have decreased substantially due to reductions in smoking and other risk factors earlier diagnosis and better treatment More recently a good uptake of new public health programmes has been witnessed HPV and swine flu vaccination rates are higher here than in Great Britain and a number of bowel cancers have already been detected through the bowel cancer screening programme While smoking and binge drinking rates have decreased and childhood obesity has stabilised poor mental health and health inequalities remain major public health challenges They also place significant additional costs on health and social care services and the wider economy In the report the three areas where action would have a significant impact on the health and wellbeing of the public in Northern Ireland are highlighted investing more in children particularly age 0 5 years reducing smoking rates further expanding existing work to involve

    Original URL path: http://www.publichealthagency.org/print/233 (2016-02-11)
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