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.
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 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 – 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. 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 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.
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.
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.
What could Health psychology research do to improve life of dialyzed patients? Our colleagues presented their project in Zdravotnicke noviny. See below for more details.