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Regional Public Health Authority of Moravian–Silesian Region (RPHA) participates on many projects with different institutions, organizations, municipalities and non-profit organizations. Those projects are focused in wide range of health areas. The amount of projects is larger, you can see the main ones below:

Health 2020 – National Strategy for Health Protection and Promotion and Disease Prevention:

Is based on the principles of Health 2020, the World Health Organisation programme, that is focused on improving health and well-being of population, strengthening the role of public health and reducing health inequalities. The purpose of the National Strategy is above all to stabilize the system of disease prevention and to protect and promote health and to start effective and long-term sustainable mechanisms to improve the health of the population. This strategy is intended not only for public administration institutions but also for all others - individuals, communities, non-profit and private sector, educational, scientific and other institutions.

Health 21:

The basis of the programme is given by the declaration of the World Health Organisation, that says health is one of the basic human rights and its improvement is the main objective of social and economic development. This programme has its regional modification for the Moravian-Silesian Region, its main goals were selected from 21 goals defined by the WHO. The goals are a healthy start to life, youth health, healthy aging, reducing injuries caused by violence and accidents, healthy and safe environment, healthier lifestyle, reduction of alcohol, drug and tobacco damage, healthy local conditions and health opportunities. Many institutions participates on this programme in the MS Region.

HAPIEE - Health, Alcohol and Psychosocial factors in Eastern Europe:

An international project that also takes place in Poland and Russia and is also being prepared in Lithuania. The project is coordinated by the University College London. In the Czech Republic, the study is organized by the State Health Institute in Prague and is implemented by the Health Institutions in few cities and also the Regional Public Health Authority of Moravian–Silesian Region (in the towns of Karviná and Havířov). The study is focused on lifestyle - nutrition, smoking, physical activity, socio-economic factors - living and working conditions and housing quality. The aim of the study is to follow trends in the health status of the population in relation to the risk factors that affect it.

Motivated search for patients with tuberculosis:

A project that was implemented in 2004, focused on motivated search for tuberculosis patients in risky population groups. The Coordinator of the study was Regional Public Health Authority of Moravian–Silesian Region. The staff of the Faculty Hospital in Ostrava, the National Units of Supervision of the tuberculosis of the Faculty Hospital in Prague - Bulovka, the municipalities of the respective towns and charitable organizations (Salvation Army, Charity, Silesian Diacony) were significantly involved in its realization. In particular, the homeless and other socially disadvantaged groups of the population were examined in the mobile X-ray examination room.

PG Local Monitoring:

Is focused on local monitoring of drug problematics. Regional Public Health Authority of Moravian–Silesian Region participates in the project methodologically and co-ordinatingly in order to implement the PG Local Monitoring project in the Moravian-Silesian Region as a pilot project for the Czech Republic. Project is focused on consistent and regular collection of data and their ongoing evaluation in order to get information on and the development of the "drug scene". Monitoring requires explanation of change, it will allow to evaluate the effectiveness of interventions, the extent of negative consequences of drug use for individuals and society.

Housewives must not remain unaware of their chance of staying healthy:

The aim of the project was to improve the awareness of women about the prevention and timely detection of breast cancer and to master breast self-care techniques. In addition to women in the household, women who participated in the HAPIEE study were also addressed.



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