‘Active’ Partnership




Séamus Mullen
Pubic Health Agency
Outline

Partnership Working to achieve 2
 Programmes:
•   Active Families Programme
•   Health Promoting Homes
Future Dir...
•   Developed by Western IFH Adulthood and Teenage
    Transition sub groups delivered by PHA/Local
    Councils/Community...
Pilot Phase:
•   Parents show positive shift in perceptions of their level
    of fitness
•   Young people:
    – Positive...
Health Promoting Homes
•    Targets prevention of obesity in children
•    Integrated approach – personal development/nutr...
Outcomes

Evaluation has shown that:
•   Families remain engaged in physical activity and
    healthy eating habits
•   Pa...
Value of partnership

Referral mechanism
  – Local knowledge
  – Existing databases of vulnerable, disadvantaged
    and h...
Challenges/Opportunities
•   Need to integrate programmes
•   Adverse economic climate is an opportunity
•   Stocktake of ...
Active Families Project - Mr seamus Mullen, Public Health Agency
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Active Families Project - Mr seamus Mullen, Public Health Agency

  1. 1. ‘Active’ Partnership Séamus Mullen Pubic Health Agency
  2. 2. Outline Partnership Working to achieve 2 Programmes: • Active Families Programme • Health Promoting Homes Future Direction: • Joint Working Arrangements
  3. 3. • Developed by Western IFH Adulthood and Teenage Transition sub groups delivered by PHA/Local Councils/Community sector • University of Ulster Research – parallel problem • Role Modelling Methodology • 12 week programme – must have parents and teenager involved • 14 Active Families Trainers based in community setting
  4. 4. Pilot Phase: • Parents show positive shift in perceptions of their level of fitness • Young people: – Positive shift in morning eating habits/fruit consumption/water intake – More emotionally positive – Self-esteem raised • Strong correlation between parents reported behaviour and youths perceptions – understanding increased through programme • Year 2 changed method of engagement
  5. 5. Health Promoting Homes • Targets prevention of obesity in children • Integrated approach – personal development/nutrition/ physical activity • Family setting • More than 500 families participating to date • Surestart/HLC Delivery Mechanism • Winner of OFMDFM Best Practice in the Public Sector for Partnership Working • Won HPSS/Institute of Healthcare Management Award for Partnership Working in 2007
  6. 6. Outcomes Evaluation has shown that: • Families remain engaged in physical activity and healthy eating habits • Partnership working enabled effective targeting • Flexible framework enabled local adaptability and encouraged ownership • Lifestyle improvements validate holistic approach
  7. 7. Value of partnership Referral mechanism – Local knowledge – Existing databases of vulnerable, disadvantaged and hard to engage participants Genuine community buy-in Creation of local delivery Partnerships
  8. 8. Challenges/Opportunities • Need to integrate programmes • Adverse economic climate is an opportunity • Stocktake of physical activity initiatives • Gap analysis and joint promotion/common corporate agendas • A ‘Total Place’ Approach?

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