Name of the activity: Cardiovascular and Tumor prevention peer education
Country/NMO: Hungary (HuMSIRC)
Program: Healthy Lifestyles & Non-Communicable Diseases
Contact information: [email protected]
Type of the activity: Education
This is a whole year prevention program focusing on cardiovascular and tumor diseases. Schools can ask for lectures in these topics: sudden cardiac death, sport/primary prevention, myocardial infarction, atrial fibrillation, tumor prevention (aiming to the common ones, how to prevent, what is it, prognosis, treatment etc.). During the national days we organize many specific events in malls, schools, universities.
Cardiovascular diseases and tumors are the two major mortality factors in Hungary. The door to needle time is approximately 6 for stroke, 3,5 for myocardial infarct, this has to lowered with a powerful and effective educational program.
Target groups and beneficiaries:
Target groups are the students in high schools and basically the population aged 30-50, who we can reach in malls mostly.
Objectives and indicators of success:
The main objective is change the attitude and raise awereness. The goal is hold at least 70 lessons each year, nationwide. To organise an event in malls or public areas and be present at the World Heard Day, World Cancer Day, World Melanoma Day.
Teach people about the risk factors, etiology, symptoms and basic treatment, prognosis of sudden cardiac death, myocardial infarction, stroke, and the main tumor types: colon, breast, melanoma, lung cancer. National Days: handouts sharing, stations, risk factor measuring, info-graphics, facebook campaigns (mostly photo)
Plans for evaluation:
Evaluation includes the number of lessons held during a certain period, the number of people attended at the national days, their risk factors too (so we can see, how is the health state of the target group)