HEALTH (Helping Everyone Achieve Long Term Health ) & Well-being Passport – your health and well-being in your hands
AmbaCare Solutions CIC is one of four organisations which were awarded a Grant from Warwickshire County Council, Public Health and South Warwickshire Clinical Commissioning Group to improve the health and well-being of people in South Warwickshire.
The HEALTH Passport enables individuals to take responsibility for their own health by providing them with the evidence as to why they should work to modify specific risk factors for chronic disease. The evidence provided for each risk factor is accompanied by the evidence for the benefits of change. Through increasing participant’s awareness, understanding, motivation and health ownership, it facilitates and supports lifestyle interventions which greatly improves and increases the efficacy of treatments and health care services and reduces the burden of chronic disease.
The risk factors to be addressed are:
- Physical inactivity
- Lack of fruit and vegetable in diet
- Abuse of alcohol and drugs, risky sexual behaviour
- Uptake of cancer screening
- Social isolation, emotional wellbeing
- High blood pressure
- High cholesterol
- Type 2 diabetes
Volunteer Health Coaches were recruited, DBS screened and fully trained. They received ongoing individual and group supervision. Participants were encouraged to work with their volunteer Health Coach to provide a score to reflect their current health and wellbeing status relating to each risk factor. Subsequently, they developed an action plan, together, to modify their personal risk factors to improve their lifestyle and health status.
The emphasis of the HEALTH & Well-being Passport is to encourage and enable personal responsibility – “Your Health and well-being in Your Hands”.
We worked with Community Groups, Hindu and Sikh Temples, Extra-Care Housing Schemes, GP Practices and Pharmacies to identify individuals who would benefit from participation in the Passport to Health Project.
If you think this is something which could work for you as an individual, Community or organisation please contact us for further information.
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