The starting point to take the initiative to create a health program that promotes healthy lifestyles were previous experience of cooperation to improve the quality of life of county residents Piotrkow. The “Your Heart Your Life” is a project which fits the aims and objectives of the “Strategy for Solving Health Problems Residents of the District of Piotrków for 2014-2020”.
As a result of the contest directed to counties and conducted by the Ministry of Health District Piotrkow obtained funds made available by the Norwegian Financial Mechanisms and the state budget in the amount of 2 549 318 Polish Zloty. On 14.09.2015 r. Concluded with the Ministry of Health, the Programme Operator PL13 – Reducing Social Inequalities in Health, an agreement on co-financing the project “Your Heart Your Life.”
The overall objective of the project is to prevent or reduce the incidence of diseases related to lifestyle by raising public awareness of risk factors for cardiovascular disease and improving the accessibility to health services.
It is addressed to those directly threatened by the incidence of the disease and the general population of the county health promotion and healthy lifestyle.
On the basis of this assessment the health needs of county residents Piotrkow can be assumed that the adoption and implementation of the envisaged for implementation of the project “Your Heart Your Life”, can significantly contribute to reducing the incidence of diseases related to lifestyle, and consequently reduce the number deaths that are caused by bad health habits.
The implementation of those objectives, in particular in the field of health promotion, will be possible only with the full support of individual local authorities, involvement of employees in urban / municipal social welfare centers and NGOs working in the district Piotrkow.