Stay Safe – COVID Prevention BagsOutreach COVID-19 “stay safe” tote bags.
Benefit of health promotion
Health promotion supports personal and social development and enables people to take more control over their own health. Providing information and screening are some examples of health promotion. Giving people access to relevant and accurate health information puts them in a better position to make healthier choices for prevention and self-management of conditions. Qualitative data shows that opportunistic and community-based screening opportunities can reach people who would not have accessed screening otherwise.
Longsight (and surrounding areas for distribution)
Manchester Local Care Organisation (Health Development Coordinator)
Manchester City Council (NIF Funding)
Buzz (Neighbourhood Health Worker)
Local Organisations and Services contributing contents
To provide outreach resources that support residents in taking ownership of their health and wellbeing during COVID-19.
To share the COVID-19 restrictions message of “Space, Face, Hands”
A successful project showing power of connecting with community organisations and groups to best decide how and where to get out health messages. Women’s Voices identified the need for a culturally appropriate messaging for the neighbourhood.
Over 1,000 bags have been put together and distributed and this will continue with funding support from HDC for as long as needed.
Strategic links to local/national policies
Supports self-care and self-management of conditions
Increases participation for groups who would not usually access
King’s Fund (2008) Using Information to Promote Healthy Behaviours
Health Foundation (2011) Evidence: Helping People Help Themselves
Institute for Public Policy Research (2020) Prevention in the Age of Information: Public Education for Better Health
Perry et al (2016) The NHS health check programme in England: a qualitative study Health Promotion International, 31 (1), 106-115
WHO (1986) The Ottawa Charter for Health Promotion
Nico Dhillon - Neighbourhood Health Worker
T. 07553 708 029
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“By attending buzz's PARS exercise classes, it encouraged me to join a walking group, a gym and a gardening class at Whitworth Art Gallery.”
Local Manchester City Centre resident attending PARS exercise classes