Our colleagues Daniela Filakovska, Lucia Bosakova and Andrej Belak were hosted on the 12th to 14th of February by Palacky University as experts within newly lounched project on health and access to health care in segregated Roma. The advisory Board, Qualitative research and Concept Mapping courses were led by our Team during there days.
Department of Health Psychology, Faculty of Medicine, PJ Šafárik university is glad to organize on 4th of March 2019 invited lecture by assoc. prof. Gabriel Gulis from University of Southern Denmark on the topic “Global burden of disease“.
Andrej Belak and Daniela Filakovska attended meeting of working group of the Ministry of Health for implementation of the position of Roma health mediators into hospitals. This activity is part of national strategy of Roma integration in there Area of Health. The main topic of the meeting was planning of a scale up of this activity and its evaluation which will be the responsibility of our department.
Our colleagues from University in Groningen, prof. Sijmen Reijneveld and assoc. prof. Jitse van Dijk visited our department on 4-6 February, 2019 to discuss issues related to our long lasting cooperation, ongoing PhD studies and plans for future possibilities and innovative approaches in our runnning projects and collaborations.
Today we participated in Bratislava on analytical workshop organized by director of the Research institute for child psychology and psychopathology with aim to analyze potential positive and negative aspects of planned transformation of counseling centers.
Within the workshop we presented preliminary results based on Care4Youth study and provided information about current state-of-art within system of care with the potential for improvement.
We traveled nearly 10,000 km, visited more than 100 schools from all over Slovakia and approached nearly 10,000 schoolchildren. Nearly 1,000 of them were measured for body composition and physical fitness. These data are processed and currently we prepare accompanying texts for the National Report from HBSC 2017/2018 survey, which we would like to present to the professional and lay public in co-operation with the Ministry of Health of the Slovak Republic, the Public Health Office of the Slovak Republic and under the auspices of the World Health Organization office in Bratislava in May 2019. First meeting with partners held on in Bratislava this week.
What an inspiring meeting! Our team met today in Bratislava with the director of Research institute for child psychology and psychopathology and discussed potential for future collaboration.
We talked about future collaboration within three of our ongoing project, namely Health Behaviour in School-aged Children study, Care4Youth study and Roma health study. More could be expected soon!
Our colleagues, Peter Kolarcik and Iva Skoumalova, are actively participating on European workshop on developing, implementing and evaluating health literacy initiatives across the WHO European Region in support of NCDs prevention and control organized by WHO Regional office for Europe in Lisbon, Portugal. More information could be found here.
They will present our project aimed at utilization of the health literacy profile to improve the management of chronic diseases.
New knowledge is being gained by our colleagues Peter Kolarcik and Iva Skoumalova at Conference on health literacy interventions for prevention and control of noncommunicable diseases on 16th of January in Lisbon, Portugal.
More information could be found here.
Our team has taken the first steps towards a qualitative analysis of interviews that we have done over the past few months with a number of great people in institutions that address children and adolescents with emotional and behavioral problems as a part of workshop with prof. Ivo Cermak.
We look forward to everything that is waiting for us this year and especially to all the results we are going to have at the end of the year!