Health Improvement Services (also called Health Promotion or Public Health) aim to provide services which improve the health and well-being of individuals living within the local area. This may include a variety of initiatives from designing and delivering programmes to improve the health and well-being of local communities to providing one-to-one support to individuals to change their behaviour.
Medway Health Improvement Services
Under the banner of ‘A Better Medway’, the Public Health team at Medway Council work to deliver services to help people lead healthier lives, be it in a community venue, a workplace setting or through one-to-one activities. The team also develops awareness campaigns and provide education and training services to help local people make healthy choices.
The team offer a wide range of local, tailored services such as:
- Supporting healthy weight
- MEND – empowering children and adults to maintain a healthier weight
- Healthy eating
- Stop smoking support
- Breastfeeding support
- Alcohol, drug and tobacco control strategies
- Contraceptives and sexual health
- Health at work
- Teenage pregnancy
For more information on the Public Health team’s service please visit ‘A Better Medway’.
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