Nursing and Midwifery
Launch of national Undergraduate Curriculum for Chronic Disease Prevention and Management
Part 1: Making Every Contact Count for Health Behaviour Change
A collaboration between the Health Service Executive and Higher Educational Institutions in Ireland launches the National Undergraduate Curriculum for Chronic Disease Prevention and Management Part 1: Making Every Contact Count. The launch by Minister Catherine Byrne, TD. took place on November 6th 2018 in Farmleigh House, Dublin.
Making Every Contact Count is a programme being implemented within the Health Service to support the prevention of chronic disease by promoting lifestyle behaviour change. It aims to capitalise on the opportunities that occur every day for every healthcare professional to support patients to make a lifestyle behaviour change.
The curriculum will equip our healthcare professionals with the knowledge, attitudes and skills to address lifestyle behaviour issues with their future patients and support Making Every Contact Count. Making Every Contact Count provides a unique opportunity for healthcare professionals to support their patients in changing their lifestyle behaviours. The curriculum supports the education of undergraduate students across all healthcare disciplines in chronic disease prevention and management through brief intervention training to promote healthy lifestyle behaviour changes.
The National Curriculum on Making Every Contact Count is directly relevant to and part of Ireland’s national framework for action to improve health and wellbeing of the people of Ireland (Healthy Ireland).
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Dr Orlaith O’Reilly, National Clinical Advisor and Programme Group Lead for Health and Wellbeing, Strategic Planning and Transformation; Professor Eileen Savage, Chair of the National Working Group; Ms Dawn O’Sullivan, Project Manager; Ms Anna O’Leary, MECC Champion & UCC Working Group.