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Dundee Healthy Living Initiative


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Title: Dundee Healthy Living Initiative

Dundee Healthy Living Initiative
  • Sheila McMahon
  • Team Leader (Strategic Development)
  • Presentation to Public Health Network
  • Wednesday 4th May 2005

Big Lottery Fund Criteria
  • Promote health in its broadest sense
  • Target the most disadvantaged sectors of the
  • Reduce differences in health inequalities and
    improve the health of the worst off in society

Health inequalities in Dundee
  • Male life expectancy
  • Children living in poverty
  • Death from cancer/ CHD
  • Teenage conception
  • Low birth weight babies
  • Smoking
  • Breastfeeding

Community Health Needs Investigations
  • Social isolation
  • Poor mental wellbeing
  • High incidence of smoking
  • Lack of exercise opportunities
  • Healthy eating on a low income
  • Lack of local health advice and information
  • Life circumstances

Dundee Healthy Living Initiative
  • Partnership funding
  • Community development approach
  • Reduce health inequalities
  • Designated, deprived communities
  • Multi disciplinary team

DHLI Funding
  • Big Lottery Fund 240,945
  • Health Improvement Fund 51,670
  • Community Regeneration Fund 99,200
  • Tayside NHS Board 29,287
  • Tayside Primary Care 5,000
  • Total 426,102
  • 4 year total 1,704,998

Dundee Healthy Living Initiative Team
Team Leader
Project Manager
2 Admin Assistants
0.5 Monitoring Officer, Research Assistant
4 Community Health Nurses
Community Health Worker
Community Health Worker
Community Health Worker
Community Health Worker
Community Health Worker
Mid-Craigie/ Linlathen/ Whitfield
Charleston/ Douglas/ City wide
Ardler/ St. Marys
Kirkton/ Mill o Mains
Hilltown/ Stobswell
Project aims
  • Develop responses to local health issues
  • Provide health advice and information
  • Help bring health services into the community
  • Ensure local needs influence policy and service

DHLI priority topics
  • Healthy eating
  • Weight reduction
  • Physical activities
  • Mood/ Stress management
  • Health Information Points
  • Health checks/ Talks
  • Training/ capacity building
  • Community involvement

NHS Priority Topics
  • Diet and Nutrition
  • Mental Health and wellbeing
  • Access to health services
  • Exercise
  • Drugs and alcohol
  • Smoking
  • Sexual Health

Healthy eating activities
  • Cooking skills courses
  • Demonstrations
  • Taster sessions
  • Weight management classes

Physical Activities
  • Exercise classes with creche
  • Community Health Walks
  • Tai Chi

Health Checks and Talks
  • Community events
  • Health Information Points
  • Pubs and clubs
  • Locally identified issues and groups

Mental Wellbeing
  • Stress management courses
  • Food and Mood
  • Wellbeing Health Information Point

Community Capacity Building
  • Health groups
  • Training
  • Health Issues in the Community Course
  • General project approach

Healthy eating activities
  • The kids loved the pizza and the soup when I made
    it at home
  • People have learned and tasted things they have
    never tasted before because they are on a low
  • Ive lost 8 lbs since coming to the class
    thanks, couldnt do it without the support

Physical activities
  • Its great having a keep fit group in our area
    it saves on buses and its a really great way to
    meet new people
  • Feel better in myself and want to do more
    physical things
  • Found the walk enjoyable on many levels meeting
    new people from different backgrounds and age
    groups and also keeping fit

Health Checks and Talks
  • I feel I can open up to you, not like the GP or
    other nurses. I have told you about . I have
    not told anyone that before
  • All information was relevant learned a lot
    about blood pressure and measurements of the body
  • This has been really helpful I now understand
    more about REM sleep and why my baby keeps waking

Mental Wellbeing
  • I feel its helping me identify what is causing
    me stressI get a chance to relax and have a
    laugh and learn stress management techniques
  • I find a big change in myself and Im actually
    starting to like myself, plus I am feeling more
  • Gave my daughters a hand massage, they said it
    was great. Its the most peace and quiet Ive had
    for ages, they went to bed straight away

Community Capacity Building
  • Getting involved with the project turned my life
    around. I used to be fat and unfit now Im
    healthy, working and want to learn more.
  • Being a member of this group opened so many doors
    for me
  • Made me more confident and able to respect
    myself. I have grown in strength and, in turn,
    this helps my son

  • Local activities and services
  • Low cost and non-threatening
  • Social interaction
  • Ongoing support
  • Targeted approach
  • Link with strategic developments
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