‘Your Heart, Your Life’ – a motto which had fallen deeply in the memory of the inhabitants of the land of Piotrków Trybunalski. This preventive project was implemented by a one year in the district, persuaded nearly 12,000 people to the fact that they should take care of their health and regularly undergo preventive examinations.
Its activities were summarized during the 3rd Conference ‘Partnership for improving the health of Piotrków Trybunalski county residents’ which was held in Bronislawów. – This project was one of a kind – said Professor Wojciech Drygas from the Medical University of Lodz. – Norwegian funds earmarked for leveling inequalities in health in other national projects, are used only on preventive examinations.
Local government of Piotrków Trybunalski county gave this project additional value. The project not only studied almost 2000 people, but thousands were mobilized for making a change of their current lifestyle. I’m going to promote this project as a good practice in Norway, because it must be seen as a model to follow. It is worth emphasising that all project activities were carried out with the participation of partners: local governments, social organizations (FWA, AGC, sports clubs) and employees of the District Health Care Team in Piotrków Trybunalski and representatives of non-public health centers. – In each project, especially those subsidized from EU funds, what matters is the final effect – said deputy county Piotr Wojtysiak. – We have achieved this thanks to the going with the research and preventive health education to the people in the field. We got to the center of life for all municipalities, organizing 50 branch of the Academy of Healthy Nutrition, 26 – the Academy of Movement and 11 of the Academy of Good Counsel, 6 Zones of Health during communal festivals, picnics and rallies, and we set 11 medical points near churches almost every Sunday. The inhabitants of the earth Piotrków Trybunalski benefited from free health checkups and all forms of promotion of healthy lifestyles, thanks to the acquisition of 2.5 million grant from the Norwegian Financial Mechanism 2009-2014 and the state budget under the Programme PL13 Reducing Social Inequalities in Health. – The number of people who took part in all the activities of the project exceeded our wildest expectations – admits Stanisław Cubała Executive of Piotrków Trybunalski County. – it can not be missed and I take this opportunity to sincerely thank all the sports instructors, nutritionists, physiotherapists, psychologists, doctors, nurses, paramedics, firefighters-volunteers, animators, who have helped us in achieving this, very tight, schedule a variety of actions. It ends with the project, but the awakened heart of its participants remain and we will do everything to be continued. Executive of Piotrków Trybunalski County summed up the project of changes in Piotrków Trybunalski healthcare and announced further actions, which aim to provide comprehensive care of mother and child, including the start branch pediatric structures of the District Team of Healthcare and the output of medical services in the field, which offer extension municipal health centers for counseling for women and rehabilitation.
The project summarizing gala was accompanied by performances of the Brass Orchestra of the TSO from Longinówki and Children and Youth Schola of the Parish of the Holy Cross in Moszczenica. The crowning of the Sundays conference was the concert of Polish personalities of vocal and instrumental – virtuoso violinist and trumpeter – Zbigniew Wodecki.