Helping Everyone Achieve Long Term Health Passport – your health in your hands
AmbaCare Solutions CIC is one of four organisations which have been 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 have been recruited, DBS screened and fully trained. They will receive ongoing individual and group supervision. Participants are 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 will develop an action plan, together, to modify their personal risk factors to improve their lifestyle and health status.
The emphasis is encouraging and enabling personal responsibility – “Your Health in Your Hands”. We look forward to working with GP Practices and Pharmacies to identify individuals who would benefit from participation in our Passport to Health Project. We can provide a referral form, hardcopy or electronic, to facilitate referral. Confidentiality will be maintained. If you would like more information, or would like to make a referral, please contact us.
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