The mayor of Redován, Emilio Fernández Escudero and the deputy mayor, Adrián Ballester Espinosa, met today with the Secretary of State, Mario Garcés, to present some projects and initiatives in social policies.
In the meeting, programs such as those carried out by the La Vega Mancomunidad have been dealt with by the Areola Solidaria projects and ‘No Tienes Permiso’.
Garcés is committed to transfer these initiatives to the Ministry of Health, Social Services and Equality and to subsidize actions against gender violence as well as to visit the Commonwealth.
The president of the Mancomunidad la Vega and mayor of Redován, Emilio Fernández, has presented this morning in the Assembly Hall of the City Council of Redován, the adhesion of the commonwealth to the Strategy for the Promotion of Health and Prevention of the National Health System. The La Vega Mancomunidad is the first national association that adheres to this strategy.
This adhesion supposes the institutional commitment to implement this strategy in the four municipalities of the commonwealth. The strategy is based on national recommendations and those of international organizations to advance a health and care approach in all local policies.
The objective is to promote the health and wellbeing of the population of the commonwealth by promoting healthy lifestyles and enhancing the safety of all people.
It implies a work strategy where health is incorporated into local policies from a transversal, intersectoral, equity, coordinated and participatory approach in our municipalities. The local environment is, therefore, an essential environment to improve the health and well-being of the population.
The implementation of this strategy is an opportunity to integrate and coordinate health promotion and prevention efforts among all levels, sectors and stakeholders of the four municipalities., Working together to improve the well-being of our citizens.
Priority, the strategy will be implemented at the community level, preferably aimed at children under 15 years of age and pregnant women and that adult population, over 50 years old, being the main factors of work: the promotion of physical activity, the acquisition of healthy eating habits, the prevention of alcohol and tobacco consumption, the promotion of emotional well-being and actions aimed at safety in the environment.
The strategy will be carried out in different phases, initially, after the public presentation of the strategy, which we are doing today, the intersectoral tables will be established at the local level, in which the community agents involved in health actions will participate. : health, education, social welfare, urban planning, sports, and whose purpose is to adapt the actions of the strategy to the reality of each municipality, coordinating, monitoring and evaluating the implementation of the strategy in each municipality.
At the same time, the mapping of the health resources that are available in the community will begin, which will help us to have a detailed and exhaustive knowledge of the different resources and actions for health available in each territory.
Therefore, this commitment is made immediately in the constitution of an intersectoral coordination table at the local level and the elaboration of the map of resources of each municipality.
For Emilio Fernández, President of the Commonwealth, “this strategy for us is an opportunity, without a doubt, to advance local policies that impact the health and well-being of our citizens, to work together to make health accessible. to all people regardless of their social position or any other social circumstances that may arise.
The implementation of this strategy will mean the consolidation of an intense work that is carried out annually from the Commonwealth in which a wide range of health promotion activities is offered, aimed at active aging: senior school and workshops from physical activity to elderly, to improve the emotional and physical well-being of women such as emotional support workshops, Pilates workshops, yoga …, support for the family from positive parenting, family schools, prevention of addictions, with workshops for teenagers and schoolchildren.
These actions will be complemented with new proposals, both their own and those of other community entities, in accordance with the proposals of the different local health boards and the development of the strategy for the coming years.
In the framework of the Joint Plan for the prevention of drug addiction and other addictive behaviors of La Vega Mancomunidad, the new school year begins with the CONTROL @ program: PREVENTION OF RISKS IN THE USE OF NEW TECHNOLOGIES, INTERNET AND SOCIAL NETWORKS
The Control @ program is carried out in the four municipalities of the municipality: Algorfa, Jacarilla, Redován and San Miguel de Salinas and has the support of the subsidy granted by the Diputación de Alicante, includes educational workshops with more than 40 sessions directed to the courses of 5º, 6º of primary and 1º of secondary with the objective of reaching the 303 students of the schools of the mancomunidad. These educational workshops will offer information on associated risks, self-control skills, social skills and leisure management.
The program includes training workshops for parents, specifically, will be four talks to be held next week in each of the municipalities of the Commonwealth. The workshops will be Monday, September 18 in Algorfa, Tuesday, September 19 in Redován, Wednesday, September 20 in San Miguel de Salinas and Thursday, September 21 in Jacarilla. These workshops are free and can be attended by anyone interested.
The project is complemented by an innovative communication campaign through social networks with information actions, advice and online resources for families to be carried out throughout the school year.
For some children, even for some parents, having free time means sitting in front of a screen to play, watch series, videos, chat, browse, buy …, the options are endless – we know – and before a withdrawal of “the source of pleasure”, we see how they react with anger, irritability, anxiety and attitudes that often cause family conflicts.
Where is the line between normal use and risk?
Social networks and new technologies can lead to alter sleep, food, performance, social life and interest in other activities marking the beginning of a possible technological addiction. That’s why parents need to know what to do to prevent and detect them early.
For Emilio Fernández. President of the Commonwealth “new technologies are already essential in our daily lives, from the young to the elderly, in one way or another, they connect daily to the network they use to communicate, work, have fun, .. But if we do not discuss the need for these tools, if we are very seriously concerned about the indiscriminate and continued use that some young and not so young, make screens and
mobile devices, and that in their most extreme case may end up suffering a technological addiction. It is necessary, from health criteria, to act as soon as possible so that our children make healthy and adequate use of these new technologies ”
In order to assist and guide the parents or the youth themselves on these issues, they can contact the Community Prevention Unit of Addictive Behaviors of the Commonwealth (UPCCA MLV) through the municipal social services and through the web of the www.mancomunidadlavega.es or the blog of the UPCCA MLV https://lavegapreviene.wordpress.com
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