To improve the heart health of people living in Cookstown and the surrounding area
About Hearty Lives Cookstown:
Hearty Lives Cookstown is a partnership between British Heart Foundation (BHF) Northern Ireland, Cookstown District Council, Northern Health & Social Care Trust and the Public Health agency to improve the heart health of the Cookstown community.
Cookstown has the 3rd highest death rate from coronary heart disease in Northern Ireland. At present there are more than 1,400 people living with heart disease in the area. BHF Northern Ireland has awarded £225,000 to the Trust and Council to implement a Hearty Lives Programme in the area. Heart disease can take away our loved ones and can also have an impact on our jobs, family lives and psychological health. The Hearty Lives Cookstown Programme aims to help prevent people in the Cookstown district from developing heart disease in the future.
The key focus areas of the Hearty Lives Cookstown programme is to increase public awareness on coronary heart disease and the associated risk factors including smoking, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, obesity, family history, stress and excess alcohol. Healthy lifestyles will be promoted aiming to create a change in behaviour and improve health and wellbeing. The Cookstown people will be informed on how to access current health services available to them in the area.
Support and advice are offered in three key areas:
BHF Community Heart Health Educator,
Cookstown District Council,
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