HSE Talking Health and Wellbeing Podcast, Episode 12 – Making Every Contact Count

Image of Louise Crowley in Studio with the quote "Thus was a real vision on being proactive in our approach to health"

In this week’s episode, we talk to Mo Foley, MECC Mobiliser and Louise Crowley, Physiotherapy Manager, based in HSE Mid-West Community Healthcare, about Making Every Contact Count (MECC), a national behaviour change programme which prepares healthcare professionals to use the different contacts they have with their patients as an opportunity to talk with them about making healthier lifestyle changes in order to prevent chronic disease.

Mo tells us what MECC is all about, sharing her experience of supporting the implementation of MECC as she discusses the training programme, why staff should take it on, and how MECC benefits the public. Louise discusses how she has been implementing MECC, providing guidance and advice on how to organise staff training and explaining why she believes MECC is important for staff and her patients. Louise also shares some stories of how patients in her local area have benefited from MECC.

For more information about Making Every Contact Count and the training programme visit: www.makingeverycontactcount.ie

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