The Esposende City Council will complete by the end of the year the Municipal Health Plan, which is a structural document that brings together all municipal policies in this area.
This announcement was made by the Deputy Mayor at the opening of the 30th meeting of General Training and Family Medicine in the Northern Region, which will be held until Friday at the Axis Ofir Beach Resort Hotel in Al Faw, the opening ceremony of which was held marked by a musical moment, led by teachers from the Esposende School of Music.
Classifying it as an “effective action plan” that charts the course, by defining strategic, specific and/or operational objectives, Alexandra Roger sees the document as “establishing concrete measures and procedures, indicating the strategies and resources needed to implement them, identifying the beneficiaries, and the responsibilities that will be carried out.” Share them, and of course achievable and quantifiable goals.
The meeting, which is promoted by ACeS Cávado III – Barcelos/Esposinde, aims to deepen knowledge, exchange experiences and network with the best experts in the field.
“As Mayor, the commitment that I have every day in promoting the continuous improvement of the quality of life of the citizens of Esposense, in particular with regard to their health and well-being, is embodied, to a large extent, through the implementation of public policies that, objectively, “lead to such a goal.” , as postulated by Alexandra Roger, who identified problems in health prevention and protection, whether due to “unfavorable conditions in aggregate social terms, or due to the adoption of policies, measures or even certain behavior that is in conflict face to face with such principles.”
The mayor noted the “profound changes” underway in national health policies, starting with the publication of the National Health Service (SNS) statute in August last year, which calls for a new strategy for user and municipal engagement and coordination with other entities.
“The role of municipalities has become more present in the reality of social networks, especially through the process of transfer of powers that recently became law and which is already fully implemented,” the advisor also responsible for health said.
Alexandra Roger identified the actions taken by municipalities to transfer competencies: planning, management and implementation of investments related to new units providing primary health care, specifically in their construction, equipment and maintenance, and in the management, maintenance and upkeep of other equipment dedicated to primary health care. health care.
Managing workers included in the profession of Operational Assistant in the functional units of ACES – Group of Health Centers in managing the logistical support services of the functional units of ACES and through participating in the management of the work of the functional units of ACES other skills are transferred.
The mayor pointed to other ongoing changes in national health policies deriving from “the establishment of the Municipal Health Council, headed by the President of the Municipal Council, represented in the advisory and evaluation bodies for health services and the Community Council, and with the participation of various local actors in society.”
Alexandra Roger pointed out that it is also the municipality’s responsibility to enter into strategic partnerships in disease prevention programmes, with a particular focus on promoting healthy lifestyles and active aging which, in Esposende, includes “interdisciplinary and regionally comprehensive work which for some has been going on for several years.” We have developed several initiatives to promote and raise awareness of healthy lifestyles for various audiences.
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