Stay Safe – COVID Prevention Bags

Stay Safe – COVID Prevention Bags

Outreach 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.

Location

Longsight (and surrounding areas for distribution)

Project team

Women’s Voices

Manchester Local Care Organisation (Health Development Coordinator)

Manchester City Council (NIF Funding)

Buzz (Neighbourhood Health Worker)

Local Organisations and Services contributing contents

Aim

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”

Evaluation

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

Benefit

Policy

Empowers people

Healthy Lives, Healthy People (HM Government, 2010)

NHS Five Year Forward View (Department of Health, 2014)

Supports prevention

Greater Manchester Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy

The Manchester Prevention Programme

Supports self-care and self-management of conditions

Make Every Contact Count (Future Forum, Department of Health, 2011)

Taking Charge of our Health and Social Care in Greater Manchester (GMCA, 2015)

Manchester’s Self-Care Strategy

Increases participation for groups who would not usually access

Fair Society, Healthy Lives (Institute of Health Equity, 2010)

Research/evidence base

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

Contact

Nico Dhillon - Neighbourhood Health Worker

nico.dhillon@gmmh.nhs.uk

T. 07553 708 029


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