|[12 AUG 98] COVENTRY
HEALTH AUTHORITY PRESS RELEASE
Coventry Communities Finding Out Their Own Health Needs
Coventry Health Authority is launching a new initiative to tackle
inequalities in health and to improve the services available in Coventry. This
project will involve members of these communities to assess their community health
concerns and needs. The end result will be a structured and detailed analysis of the
health and health service issues identified by these communities.
The project will work with the City Council's existing
area-coordination structure which already has strong links with the six communities, which
are Spon End/Radford, Hillfields, Foleshill, Wood End, Stoke Aldermoor/Willenhall and
Canley/Tile Hill. The first stage of this project is to recruit 4 trainers from each of
these areas, who would be responsible for training and supporting community researchers.
These trainers will need to currently either work or live in these areas so that they have
an excellent understanding of their community and its needs. This will be providing a
unique opportunity for people in the community to be involved in planning and implementing
Sylvia Summer, Health Promotion Manager for Coventry Health
Promotion Services says:
"We're really excited with this venture. This has the
potential for people's views to be listened to and acted upon directly by those making the
If anyone is interested in becoming a trainer, please
contact Health Promotion Services, tel (01203) 633066.
Sylvia Summer, Health Promotion Manager or
Rachel Zaldua, Communications Specialist 01203 633066