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Healthy Promotion Component

Vision:

To promote the fostering of healthy lifestyles and conditions conducive to health for all people in KZN.

Mission

: To enable all people in KZN to develop personal skills and capacity to improve and take control of their health

Goals:

  • To develop health enhancing policies
  • To develop personal skills
  • To create healthy supportive environments
  • To strengthen community action and partnership
  • To re-orientate resources and services to meet the health needs

Objectives:

  • To facilitate the implementation of Health enhancing policies within the Districts
  • To facilitate training and capacity building on Health Promotion for Health Promoters
  • To co-ordinate and integrate Health Promotion Programmes to create healthy supportive environments
  • To facilitate the strengthening of community mobilisation programmes
  • To facilitate the development and mobilisation of resources to meet health needs

Key Result Areas

  • To develop public health policy frameworks and systems to promote and support healthy lifestyle activities in the province
  • To facilitate the creation of a supportive environment with the provision of technical advice
  • Market the healthy lifestyle concept with community involvement, participation and development
  • Regulate skills development in health promotion and in reorientation of health services
  • Monitor and evaluate health promotion activities
 

Target Audience of Programme

  • District health personnel

  • All people of KwaZulu-Natal

Health Promoting Schools
 

Services offered by programme:

  • Development of systems and provincial guidelines for promotion of healthy lifestyles
  • Advocate for healthy environments in which to live, learn, work and play
  • Mediation on different interests in the promotion of health
  • Lobbying for health promotion for those who are least socially and economically powerful in our community
  • Orientation to Health Promotion in different settings e.g. schools, clinics, hospitals, workplaces, taxi-ranks, markets places and homes
  • Facilitate the development of health messages
  • Promote good nutrition, physical activity, abstinence from tobacco products and drugs, safer sexual practices

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