Platform Health in Dialogue, the promoter of the initiative, signed a cooperation protocol with Camara de Faro
Espaço Saúde 360º Algarve, a project to promote health literacy among the elderly, aims to reach 500 beneficiaries within two years, as directed by Plataforma Saúde em Diálogo.
“This partnership is essential to help us move forward and reach more citizens. This protocol is a step in the right direction to revitalize the Algarve region with regard to health literacy,” Jaime Franco Melancia, member of the platform’s management and promoter of the initiative, confirmed today, on the sidelines of the signing of a protocol with the municipality. Farrow.
At the moment, “despite the epidemic and isolation,” the project already has a hundred beneficiaries.
He pointed out that “the ambition for the next two years is to reach 500, and to expand the project to include several parishes in the interior regions of the Algarve, in order to enhance the quality of life of the elderly and society, especially outside the large urban centers.” Outside Jaime Franco Melancia.
Promote the fight against illiteracy in health through various measures
Espaço Saúde 360º Algarve aims to combat the social problem of illiteracy in the field of health through a series of activities to promote health and well-being and prevent disease and a citizen-centered approach based on local partnerships and collaborations, such as municipalities, parishes and the private sector. Social solidarity institutions, patient associations, and other public and private entities in the social and health fields.
One of these partnerships was formally assumed today by Plataforma Saúde em Diálogo and Faro City Council, who signed a cooperation protocol “to develop and expand the project for promoting health literacy, which aims to contribute to strengthening social and regional cohesion in the Algarve region.
The partnership aims to strengthen the implementation of support and training strategies for the most vulnerable elderly in the region, to promote project deployment in the Algarve and to support the referral of users who meet the criteria for inclusion in the activities of Espaço Saúde 360º Algarve, in Faro.
Representing the Autonomy, Mayor of Faro, Rogiero Bacalhau, Adviser on Social Work and Health, Carlos Baia, Head of the Department of Social Intervention and Participatory Policies, Joao Neves, Director of Social Development and Education, Anna Sophia Pena, and Chief of Cabinet of President Henrique Gómez.
The Saúde em Diálogo platform was represented by Jaime Franco Melancia, Board Member, Joana Viveiro, Executive Director of the platform, Ricardo Valente Santos, Espaço Saúde 360º Algarve project manager, and Débora Silva, the project technician.
This initiativeInspired by the overall guidelines and goals set in the Health Literacy Action Plan 2019-2021 of the General Directorate of Health, aligned with the principles of social and regional cohesion.
It is supported by CRESCAlgarve and Portugal Inovação Social, through European Union funds.