Health Promotion Unit

p1bn1qad5tfdn2ft7l1t3f9mgThe Ministry of Health and Social Service has a dedicated Health Promotion team that is part of our Primary Care services, to support with community engagement and education around health issues, support and healthy lifestyles. The Health Promotion Unit’s Facebook page Montserrat Health is a great channel to ‘Like’ and ‘Follow’ to keep abreast of local initiatives and useful bits of healthy living facts. There’s always something new being posted and special events to look out for. It also provides a weekly radio show. Catch up on all the latest from the Ministry’s Health Promotion’s Unit’s Facebook page here

What is Health Promotion?

Health Promotion is the process of enabling people to increase control over their health and its determinants. At a high level the primary means of health promotion occur through developing healthy public policy that addresses the prerequisites of health, such as income, housing, food security, employment, education, and quality working conditions – a ‘Health in All Policies’ approach, actions to incorporate health into all public policies. Health promotion involves a particular way of working together. It is population-based, participatory, intersectoral, sensitive to context, and multi-level.
On the ground locally, our Health Promotion Unit provides a range of support and participatory approaches to drive forward the staying healthy agenda for Montserrat; individuals, organizations, communities, and institutions all working together to create and promote conditions and education within the community for health and well-being.
Some of the services delivered by the Health Promotion Unit are:
  • Weekly radio programme “Talking Health.” Aired on ZJB (88.3 FM or 95.5 FM) at 3 pm on Wednesdays and repeated at 1:30 pm on Sundays.
  • Monthly Newsletter “Spotlight.”
  • Presentations and workshops focused on health topics with the community.
  • Provision of literature and other information on a variety of health topics.
  • Coordinating intersectoral activities of Health Promotion
  • Nationwide distribution of Condoms.
  • Collaborating with other sectors and organizations on the health promoting aspects of their work.
  • Collaborating and assisting with health research on island
Do feel free to contact the Health Promotion Unit for collaborating on health related activities or healthy lifestyle advice. They are located at within St John’s Clinic Complex, but you can also email them at healthpromotion@gov.ms or send a message through their Facebook Page Montserrat Health (@HealthPromotion664)
Tel: (664) 491-9935  – Health Promotion Coordinator: Mrs. Penny Maloney

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