Redován forms the Health Board to promote healthy living habits and optimize the resources of the municipality

Redován 12/13/2018. The City Council of Redován received this morning the accreditation of belonging to the Health Plan network of the Valencian Community. An act that took place during the celebration of the first Health Bureau of the municipality and that is derived from the accession of Redován to the Xarxa Salut Program. The mayor, Emilio Fernandez, explained that last June the Plenary approved the adhesion to the program, and that in today’s meeting he was in charge of presenting the health strategy “that we want to promote as a multidisciplinary concept in the that all councils of the City Council work always keeping in mind the promotion of healthy lifestyles, and impacting the population under 15 years and over 50.

The accreditation has been collected by the first mayor from the hands of José Gabriel Cano, district director of Public Health, so that Redován becomes the second municipality in the region to join this network, since he did it a week after Guardamar del Safe. The Mesa Salud is composed of the mayor, Emilio Fernández, the Councilor for Education, Nely Ruiz, the mayor of Health, Francisco Martínez, the Councilor for Culture, Clara Ezcurra and the municipal responsible for Environment, Ramón López, by the Government team. Of the municipal group of the PSOE is part of this organ Esther González, Víctor Ros of Sí se Puede Redován and Noe Zaragoza de Unidos by Redován. José Gabriel Cano, from the Public Health Center; Claudia Rojas, from the Medical Office; Amparo Doors of the Sacred Hearts School; Antonio Menchón from IES Redován; Antonio Ruiz, from the Local Police and Roque Martínez, from Social Services, complete the table. Raquel Hernández will be in charge of the local coordination of the same.

“From there we have created a working group in which each member, in their area, will make clear what is done in the field of health promotion by filling in some cards that have been distributed,” said Fernandez. The mayor of Redova has commented that based on this analysis of the resources, the strategy to be developed will be designed “and we will make public a map of community resources that we will promote through the web page so that associations and citizens in general can take advantage of them”. Fernandez explained that sometimes activities are carried out in the municipality that may be of interest to a certain group that, due to ignorance, does not attend, “and that is what we want to avoid”.

At the same time, other types of strategies that encourage healthy habits in schools will be carried out, or health promotion will be taken into account in actions, for example, mobility by the municipality. “The ultimate goal is to fight against addictive behaviors and increase those healthy habits by encouraging the participation of our neighbors,” said Fernandez, who concluded that “this is a very long-term project with actions that should be keep for the time. ”

Xarxa Salut is the network of municipalities of the Valencian Community attached to the IV Health Plan, with the commitment to develop local health promotion actions framed in the plan. Among other advantages, the localities that are included can access grants from the Department of Health Universal, participate in workshops, seminars and workshops where experiences are shared and disseminated through the Valencian Health Observatory.