Sláintecare Healthy Communities Programme was launched in 2021 to provide increased health and wellbeing services in 19 community areas across Ireland, including Longford Town. The programme aims to ensure local communities have improved access to health and wellbeing services.
At the launch, Minister for Public Health, Wellbeing and the National Drugs Strategy, Frank Feighan TD, said: “The 19 areas chosen to participate in this programme are diverse and have distinct needs and requirements. Each programme will be tailored to the local needs of the community to build sustainable improvements in the health and wellbeing for people of all ages living in these communities.”
The programme will be delivered in partnership with the HSE, local authorities, local communities, statutory, voluntary and community groups. The investment will fund new posts including staff working at community level to engage, support and coordinate these activities in an effective manner.
And the 19 community areas are all Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme areas which span 14 local authorities and are a mix of urban and rural areas.
The EDI Centre in Longford Town is delighted to be taking part in two of the initiatives:
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For more information on the launch click here