Andrej Belak and Daniela Filakovska attended coordination meeting of Roma health coordinators working in mediation program Healthy communities in order to train coordinators for data collection in Marginalized Roma communities where this intervention program operates with aim to create preliminary profiles of marginalized Roma communities in terms of social determinants of health

Andrej Belak and Daniela Filakovska attended coordination meeting of Roma health coordinators working in mediation program Healthy communities in order to train coordinators for data collection in Marginalized Roma communities where this intervention program operates with aim  to create preliminary profiles of marginalized Roma communities in terms of social determinants of health.

These data will be used to create preliminary profiles of marginalized Roma communities in terms of social determinants of health and will help to set up targeted interventions in these communities.

Andrej Belak and Daniela Filakovska in cooperation with Tatiana Grauzelova (Office of the Plenipotentiary of the Government of the Slovak Republic for Roma Communities) organised in Kosice focus group with colleagues from Gynecology and Obstetrics Clinic at University Hospital of L. Pasteur in Kosice

Andrej Belak and Daniela Filakovska  in cooperation with Tatiana Grauzelova (Office of the Plenipotentiary of the Government of the Slovak Republic for Roma Communities)  organised in Kosice focus group with  colleagues from Gynecology and Obstetrics Clinic at University Hospital of L. Pasteur in Kosice.

They discussed the topic of education of health professionals how content of this education prepares them for everyday practice and help them to overcome struggles with providing high quality health care for patients from marginalized Roma communities.

Data on cardiorespiratory fitness and body composition of school-aged children are analysed by Slovak national HBSC FITNESS team from Kosice, Nitra, Banska Bystrica in collaboration with our colleagues from Institute of Active Living, Faculty of Physical Culture, Palacky University in Olomouc

Data on cardiorespiratory fitness and body composition of school-aged children are currently being analysed by Slovak national HBSC FITNESS team from Kosice, Nitra, Banska Bystrica in collaboration with our colleagues from Institute of Active Living, Faculty of Physical Culture, Palacky University in Olomouc.

We wonder how well are our hearts of children trained and what we can learn from their body composition in relation to other indicators of their health, health related behaviour or social context.

 

Our colleagues Andrej Belak and Daniela Filakovska met today with Chief Public Health Officer of the Slovak Republic Ján Mikas in order to discuss involvement of our department in upcoming complex public health intervention in Trebisov and cooperation between us, Regional Public Health Authorities and Heathy regions

Our colleagues Andrej Belak and Daniela Filakovska met today with Chief Public Health Officer of the Slovak Republic Ján Mikas in order to discuss involvement of our department in upcoming complex public health intervention in Trebisov and cooperation between us, Regional Public Health Authorities and Heathy regions – contributory organization of Ministry of health which is running National project Healthy communities.

Our colleagues Andrej Belak and Daniela Filakovska are attending conference Academy of Romani studies organised by Institute of Ethnology and Social Anthropology at Slovak Academy of Science

Our colleagues Andrej Belak and Daniela Filakovska are attending conference Academy of Romani studies organised by Institute of Ethnology and Social Anthropology at Slovak Academy of Science. They will present “Collaborative health needs assessment in Marginalized Roma communities – applied research for National project Healthy communities” and use this opportunity to share and discuss their current research with wider audience of academics and other stakeholders involved in the issues concerning Roma minority.

 

The members of our Care4Youth team enthusiastically discussed in Kino Usmev about document “Neviditelne deti – Invisible Children” from the “Hrdinovia medzi nami – Heroes between us” series

The members of our Care4Youth team enthusiastically discussed in Kino Usmev about document “Neviditelne deti – Invisible Children” from the “Hrdinovia medzi nami – Heroes between us” series with his director Marek Franko and Marek Roháček from the civic association Navrat.

Currently, several thousands of children live in Slovakia who suffer violence from their closest ones. However, we do not know about most of them. Where is the border between individual failures, system malfunctions, and the apathy of society? We discussed this and a lot more.

Towards a European framework for national strategies for Roma inclusion after 2020: Andrej Belak attended the conference against anti-Gypsyism held in Vienna, Austria

Towards a European framework for national strategies for Roma inclusion after 2020

The Congress of Local and Regional Authorities participated in the conference against anti-Gypsyism held on 27 November in Vienna, Austria, as part of the Austrian Presidency of the Council of the European Union. The objective of this conference was to develop recommendations for a possible European framework for national strategies for Roma inclusion after 2020.

Participants exchanged examples of good practices and discussed the establishment of anti-Gypsyism monitoring mechanisms that would be extended to all European countries and more sustainable. They also discussed ways to inform the population about anti-Gypsyism and develop a more positive image of Roma and Travellers.

John WARMISHAM (United Kingdom, SOC), Congress spokesperson on Roma and Traveller issues, led a workshop on “How to strengthen the recognition and political will of decision-makers at local and regional level to fight anti-Gypsyism and to advance Roma inclusion”. It was in this context that John WARMISHAM presented the initiative to create national networks of mayors led by the European Alliance of Cities and Regions for Roma Inclusion of the Congress. Such networks can “serve as platforms for the exchange of good practices and dialogue between mayors but also with Roma civil society” in order to allow for a better inclusion of Roma, he explained. The Congress spokesperson also invited the participating of local and regional elected representatives to publicly condemn anti-Gypsyism by signing the Declaration against anti-Gypsyism.

The issues raised during the workshop will be gathered by the Austrian Presidency of the Council of the EU and included in recommendations which will contribute to the European Commission’s reflections on the post-2020 European approach to Roma inclusion.

Our colleagues Daniela Husarova and Janka Holubcikova were invited to present a lecture about “Online risks and cyberbullying” within national project Supporting children’s protection against violence organized by Central Office of Labour, Social Affairs and Family

Daniela Husarova and Janka Holubcikova were invited to present a lecture about “Online risks and cyberbullying” within national project Supporting children’s protection from violence in connection with the implementation of the National Strategy for the protection of children from violence, on the 26th of November 2018.
JH a DH lecture November 2018 NP UPSVaR

Our team met with colleagues from the Medical Faculty at Pavol Jozef Šafárik University to prepare details of the new HepaMeta II project aimed at solving the syphilis epidemic, hepatitis B and C and parasitosis in Roma settlement in Trebisov

Our team from Department of Health Psychology met with colleagues from Department of Internal Medicine, Department of Infectology and Travel Medicine, Department of Epidemiology and Department of Medical and Clinical Biochemistry and at the Medical Faculty of Pavol Jozef Šafárik University to prepare details of the new HepaMeta II project.

The project is primarily aimed at solving the syphilis epidemic, in which the clinical part is planned, in addition to hepatitis B and C and parasitosis in Roma settlement in Trebisov in cooperation with Regional Public Health Office in Trebisov.