CROSS-BORDER STATUTORY-COMMUNITY HEALTH PROJECT MAKING MAJOR IMPACT

A cross-border European Union INTERREG VA funded partnership between the statutory sector and eight community-based Hubs across Northern Ireland, the border counties of Ireland and the West of Scotland has made a positive impact on the health and wellbeing of 10,000 people. The CAWT Community Health Synchronisation (CoH-Sync) project received grant funding, totalling €5.01 million, from the European Union’s INTERREG VA Programme, which is managed by the Special EU Programmes Body. Match-funding has been provided by the Departments of Health, Northern Ireland and Ireland, with support from the Scottish Government. The project has been recognised as an exemplar cross-jurisdictional model […]

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Newly qualified Community Health Facilitators celebrate success

In total 34 people from across Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland border counties and Scotland were the first to secure an Open College Network (OCN) qualification in Community Health Facilitation. This NVQ Level 3 (equivalent to Level 5 in the Republic of Ireland and Level 6 in of the European Qualifications Framework) Certificate in Community Health Facilitation provides participants with an accredited pathway in their work of supporting health improvements within their communities. The objective of this qualification is to enable participants to acquire the knowledge and skills to help individuals within their communities to improve their own health […]

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Armagh and Dungannon – new local health and well-being Hub launched

This week saw the launch of a new health and well-being project currently being rolled out by Connected Health in the Southern Health & Social Care Trust area. The project is called ‘CoH-Sync’ which is short for Community Health Synchronisation. CoH-Sync is a cross border, European Union INTERREG VA funded project and is now available to anyone aged 18 years and over who wants to begin their journey to getting healthier but doesn’t know where to start.  Whether it is help to quit smoking, adopt healthier eating habits, make new connections in your community or just generally feel better about […]

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New Year launch of local health and well-being Hub

A new health and well-being initiative currently being rolled out by Bogside and Brandywell Health Forum was launched recently. The initiative is called ‘CoH-Sync’ which is short for Community Health Synchronisation. The CoH-Sync project is a cross border EU INTERREG VA funded programme and is now available to anyone who wants to begin their journey to getting healthier but doesn’t know where to start.  Whether it is help to quit smoking, lose weight, make new connections in your community or just generally feel better about life, CoH-Sync can help. According to the Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council, […]

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Significant EU investment in community-based health and well-being hubs welcomed

10,000 people to be supported to improve their health A four year, €5.01 million EU INTERREG VA funded cross-border project has been launched in Co. Antrim. The CAWT Community Health Sync (CoH-Sync) Project secured the EU funding for the development of a network of Locality Health and Well-being Hubs in the border region of the Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland and SW Scotland. These community-based and locally run Hubs will support individuals and groups to become more active in improving their own health and wellbeing by making better use of existing resources and facilities in their local areas. The EU […]

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