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Rasharkin Health Initiative


Community Development Health Network

Subject Keywords: Initiative to promote healthy eating
Topic: Chronic Conditions
Catalogue: Interventions
Type: Project
Region: Northern Ireland

This project will build on previous work carried out over the last 3 years. There are 4 main aspects: - intergenerational work focusing on the development of a vegetable garden with pharmacy input on health advice - develop and promote the lunch club which has been very successful to date and has targeted people previously not accessing support or community services in the village - annual health fair - local carer’s advice centre to provide practice information and signposting services. This last aspect is the result of ongoing identification of the need to support carers over the last 2 years of the BCPP project. This project will be driven forward by a lay health worker working closely with the pharmacist Outcome: The project built on previous work. Some of the work included: health fayre, intergenerational garden, and luncheon club. Results from questionnaires showed that the project increased people's awareness of the causes of ill-health and how they might deal with them. People now see the pharmacist as a local and not just as someone dispensing medicine.





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Community Development Health Network. (2001) Rasharkin Health Initiative [Online]. Available from: [Accessed: 6th April 2020].


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