ZaroKonferencia_PO

Our closing event

The National Health Care Services Centre (NHCSC) in its capacity as Programme Operator (PO) of the HU12 Public Health Initiatives programme, organised the closing event of the programme area on the 30th November, 2017 in Budapest, with the aim to demonstrate achieved results and officially close the project.

The objective of the Programme implemented in the 2009-2014 period is to improve domestic public health and, similarly, to reduce health inequalities between target user groups. This involves the improvement of access to and quality of health care services including reproductive and preventive child care as well as prevention and reduction of diseases stemming from lifestyle.

Unfortunately, the original Public Health Programme compiled in 2013, could be implemented only with a reduced professional content during the implementation phase between 30th April 2016 - 30 th April 2017. In accordance with the shortened implementation deadlines, two predefined projects and 18 bilateral partnership initiatives were implemented within the framework of the amended Programme HU12 Public Health Initiatives, which were:

  1. PDP1: Improving Labour Conditions of Health Care Visitor Nurses Working in Roma Communities,
  2. PDP2: Methodological and Structural Assistance and Capacity Building to Improve Interventions Promoting General Mental Health with the objective to provide support for a targeted population already suffering from or under threat of mental health problems

Bilateral partnership initiatives were launched under the following areas:

  1. Action 1 - Exchange of experience and partnership programs in the field of innovative e-health solutions to promote early diagnosis of cancer
  2. Action 2 - Exchange of experience and partnership programs in the field of improvement of patient safety conditions in hospitals
  3. Action 3 - Exchange of experience to facilitate knowledge transfer in effective operation of in-patient care
  4. Action 4 - Exchange of experience related to and best practices and measures to reduce health inequalities

Results of the two predefined projects were displayed and reviewed in the framework the closing event’s programme with regard to further possibilities of project outputs’ utilisation. Outputs and results of the projects which received support in the framework of the bilateral partnership initiatives were presented as well.

The event was opened by Dr. Tamás Szentes, deputy state secretary responsible for the tasks of the chief medical officer. Participants of the closing event comprised of the representatives of: project partners implementing the various projects, the Donor Partner, the Norwegian Embassy, the Ministry of Human Capacities, National Focal Point, the Programme Operator and the Financial Mechanism Office. Representatives of the related professional fields of the two predefined projects: members of the health care visitor nurses’ network and a great number of the mental health development experts from health care institutions and civil organizations also took part in the event.

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Closing conference – HU12-0001-PP1-2016

Closing conference of the Public health initiative ”Improving Labour Conditions of Health Care Visitor Nurses Working in Roma Communities”, funded by the Norwegian Fund, was organised 30th March, 2017, in Miskolc, Hungary.

In the framework of the project, up-to-date IT equipment was provided for visitor nurses working in primary care, in order to support their preventive and health prevention activities. Special, illustrated education materials were produced for the programme in order to assist performing health prevention interactions directly between the visitor nurses and the local disadvantaged population. In addition to the above, a Contact Centre was set up offering information at nationwide level with the aim to provide continual - methodological, IT and knowledge-based - support to health care visiting nurses’ work.

Primary focus of the project was on organising complementary supervision, individual coaching, group training and discussion for health care visiting nurses in order to strengthen and develop their personal competences, as well as to prevent their burnout and leaving their profession by reducing their work-related stress.

Project was owned by the Office of the Chief Medical Officer (OCMO), implementation took 12 months, and was funded by the Norwegian Fund in the total amount of HUF 794.648.900.

During the closing conference Dr. Attila Kovács, deputy chief medical officer, handed awards for the winners of the regional „Good practices” competition, a showcase for health care visitor nurses’ best practice related to working with Roma communities. Six of the highly evaluated good practices, and findings of the survey on health consciousness of Roma women in Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén County (northern Hungary) were presented to the audience.

Speakers of the closing event comprised of the representatives from the Office of the Chief Medical Officer, members of the project management, methodological experts and IT developers of the project, heads of the regional, county and local health care institutions, representatives of the health care visitor nurses’ network, regional and local partners from health care institutions and civil organizations, participating in the project.

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Closing conference - HU12-0001-PP3-2016

Closing conference of the Public health initiative ”Methodological and Structural Assistance and Capacity Building to Improve Interventions Promoting General Mental Health”, funded by the Norwegian Fund, took place 10th April 2017, in Budapest.

Strategic objectives of the project focused on setting up Methodological Support Centres (MC), as a profile extension of the existing Health Promotion Centres (HPC) by providing methodological support to undertake mental health care functions as well. It is a pilot project all over the country, at 6 different selected places Balatonföldváron, Hatvanban, Csongrádon, Szendrőn, Szentgotthárdon és Baktalórántháza. These centres, hence, will be capable of further operating as comprehensive Mental Health Centres (MHC).

The functional MHCs will uphold the value of preservation of mental health, will promote and mediate this approach among broader sections of the local population as it requires an active participation of all societal actors. HPCs/MHCs carried out a mapping exercise of local health services capacity, relevant to mental health in their respective vicinities, including a network map and collected local good practices too.

The Mental Health Methodological Centre (MC), established in the framework of the project, was responsible for providing methodological support to HPCs, including elaboration of methodological textbooks, protocols, research surveys and education materials. In addition operation of the HPC-s was continuously monitored and analysed by the MC which then formulated operational and technical recommendations on local health development processes

Also by the support of the project thematic cross-sectoral working groups were set up in specific areas related to mental health development (youth and family protection, public education, senior citizens, media and communication, social inclusion, legal and economic affairs, etc.) which following the analysation of the situation formulated policy recommendations in their respective scope of areas in order to give priority and focus on preservation of mental health within the development of mental health services of the general local system .

Project was owned by the Office of the Chief Medical Officer (OCMO), implementation took 12 months, and was funded by the Norwegian Fund in the total amount of HUF 1.187.392.311.

Participants of the closing conference listened to lectures on the background, justification and institutional integration of the project, as well as about its achieved results, outcomes and professional content of the policy recommendations prepared by the thematic cross-sectoral working groups.