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Development of health promotion and life skills school for patients and their parents ”Vinnie Pooh school” for social integration and improvement of quality of life for patients with chronic diseases

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Source of Funding: EEA Financial Mechanism 2009-2014
Program: NGO Project Measure (2009-2014)

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Overall aim of the project is to promote development of welfare status of Latvian society and increase possibility to receive social and health care services accessibility, especially for families with children and social risk groups as well to strengthen human and democratic rights.
Specific goal of the project is to increase activity of NGOs sector by organizing training programme and school for parents and children with some chronic diseases and health problems “Vinnie Pooh School” in order to increase their knowledge about health promotion and disease prevention and increase their social integration in society.
There are planned following activities in the project:
- Development of patient information centre and educational programmes (5) for families with children with some chronic diseases about health promotion and disease prevention, improvement of their quality of life and social integration in society and how to live with this chronic diseases.
- Lectures and seminars of the School of Vinnie de Pooh (20 events, every month 1 Saturday) in cooperation with specialists from Children Hospital and Riga City Council Welfare Department and students from Riga Stradns University for parents with children about different health topics personal hygiene, prevention of trauma, accident, safety issues, health promotion, healthy nutrition for babies and children, breast feeding, drug prevention, physical activities etc.
- Development and distribution of informative materials (5 x 10000 pcs) for patients and their parents about health care services, their rights to receive it, about health promotion and disease prevention, how to improve quality of life of chronic diseases patients, about possibilities to receive services which are provided by different NGOs in health care and social sector in Latvia.
- Increasing of qualification of health care and social care personnel from State Children Hospital and Riga city Health centre Šarlote about interpersonal communication between service providers and their clients- families with children, health promotion and disease prevention etc. ( 5 seminars) ;
- Publicity events, distribution of information in project partners web pages www.vesels.lv; www.iaf.lv; www.bkus.lv
We will cooperate in project realisation with Riga Stradins University Public health faculty students in development of informative materials and campaigns for parents and their kids about health promotion and disease prevention. Students will work as volunteers in our project.
In parents school events will participate also Doctors –Clowns who will play with children during the event.
In project we will have as partner also Riga City Welfare department with their public health specialists as experts.
Planned results of the Project :
- Created Project Steering Committee;
- Developed Patient Information centre and 5 educational programmes for parents and their kids (patients) about different health topics;
- Created the school of health promotion and life skills „School of Vinnie de Pooh „for parents and small patients ( 20 events, 1000 participants);
- Created, printed and distributed informative materials (5x 10000 pcs leaflets)
- Developed and fulfilled 5 training seminars for health a care specialists from State Children Hospital and health centre Šarlote(5 seminars, 150 participants) ;
- Prepared information about social integration and improvement of quality of life for chronic patients in following web pages: www.vesels.lv; www.iaf.lv; www.bkus.lv;
- Implemented surveys about Project activities for at least 40% of participants
- Organised 2 press conferences, developed 4 press relises about Project activities and results

Project results: Project target was to increase activity of NGOs sector by organizing training programme and school for parents and children with some chronic diseases and health problems “Vinnie Pooh School” in order to increase their knowledge about health promotion and disease prevention and increase their social integration in society.
The target groups of the project were social exclusion and poverty at risk population, including: 856 families with children, 10 children older than 14 years and those who are in hospital without their parents; 144 health professionals (BKUS, Šarlote) and 5 volunteers.
The following results have been achieved:
Developed Patient Information centre and 5 educational programmes for parents and their kids (patients) about different health topics;
Created the school of health promotion and life skills „School of Vinnie de Pooh„ for parents and small patients ( 20 events, 856 participants);
Created, printed and distributed 7 informative materials (50000 pcs leaflets)
Developed and fulfilled 5 training seminars for health a care specialists from State Children Hospital and health centre Šarlote(5 seminars, 144 participants);
Prepared information about social integration and improvement of quality of life for chronic patients in following web pages: www.vesels.lv; www.iaf.lv; www.bkus.lv; www.veseligsridzinieks.lv
Organised 2 press conferences, developed 10 press relises about Project activities and results.
Public health of population is one the most important indicator for sustainable development of every country. One of the main factors of good population health is knowledges about health promotion and disease prevention. Education of patients and their parents is needed in Latvia. It is very important that parents understood causes of disease when their child had got diagnosis of some chronic disease. They need to be informed about all possible ways how to live with child diagnosis, how to increase quality of life of child who has some chronic disease. It is very stressful for both: child and parents, therefore it is very important that parents got answers to all their questions and worries.
Main benefits for target group of the project – families with children, were information about health promotion and disease prevention, where to get some more additional information and treatment if needed, they received free information materials etc. Main benefits for health specialists were information how to work with families who has child with some chronic health problems, how to solve conflict situations, how to communicate with difficult patients etc. So they increase their knowledges about psycho-emotional topics and communication skills.

Supported by the EEA Grants. Case number: LV03. Programme name: „NGO fund”

Project number: 2013.EEZ/PP/1/MEC/051
Project approval date: 09.07.2014.
Project contract date: 20.08.2014.
Status of the project: Pabeigts
Name of Project Promoter: Sustainable Development Foundation
Type of Project Promoter: Association/Foundation
Name of project partner: Rīgas Domes Labklājības departaments
Project implementation region(s): Rīga
Project duration, months: 20
Total eligible costs (Programme co-financing and Project Promoter’s contribution): 54429.75 EUR / 38 253.45 LVL;
Programme co-financing (EEA Grants – 95%): 46537.43 EUR / 32 706.69 LVL;
Programme co-financing (State budget – 5%): 2449.34 EUR / 1 721.41 LVL;
Project Promoter’s contribution: 5442.98 EUR / 3 825.35 LVL;
Legal address: Krišjāņa Valdemāra iela 147 k-2 -105, Rīga, LV-1013
Phone No.: 29460359
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E-mail:
Website: www.iaf.lv

Link to a website of the EEA Grants Managing Authority in Latvia: www.eeagrants.lv
Link to a website of the EEA Grants Financial Mechanism Office: www.eeagrants.org