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"Healthwise" Physical Activity Referral Initiative

Creator:

Department of Public Health Medicine, Eastern Health & Social Services Board & The Physical Activity Coordination Group

Subject Keywords: A referral programme of guidance and physical activity for patients with suffering health risks
Topic: Obesity
Cardiovascular Health (Draft)
Chronic Conditions
Coronary Heart Disease (CHD)
Hypertension
Stroke
Conditions
Mental Health
Chronic Conditions
Obesity
Catalogue: Interventions
Type: Collection/Project
Region: Northern Ireland
Description:

The Eastern Board along with its partners in the Eastern Physical Activity Co-ordination Group, (EPACG), have developed a system of referral in the board area for those patients suffering with a serious health risk or condition, to be given the opportunity to sample the benefits of a structured programme of physical activity and guidance. This initiative involves a process of referral from a suitable, registered health professional, (including primary care teams, secondary care units and allied health professionals), to trained staff based at each of the local council run facilities in the area. Here, clients will receive an individually tailored programme of physical activity, suitable for the specific nature of their own unique condition or health risk and benefit from the knowledge and experience of the professional staff. Through Healthwise, EPACG aim to promote an innovative and proactive approach to health, which will help to tackle many key health issues prevalent in Northern Ireland today. These conditions include asthma, diabetes, heart disease, mental health, high blood pressure, obesity and many more.

Date:

01/10/2004

Rights: © Crown Copyright
Suggested citation:

Department of Public Health Medicine, Eastern Health & Social Services Board & The Physical Activity Coordination Group. (2004) "Healthwise" Physical Activity Referral Initiative [Online]. Available from: http://publichealthwell.ie/node/3633 [Accessed: 15th September 2019].

  

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