Did you know that half of the world’s population don’t have access to essential health services? Or that 100 million people are pushed into extreme poverty because of the cost of medical care? Today is World Health Day where we come together and campaign for universal health coverage for everyone.
Universal health coverage is the World Health Organisations number one goal. The key is making sure that everyone can get the care they need, when they need it, wherever they are. This includes any health services you might need throughout your life, from health promotion to prevention, treatment and rehabilitation after an injury or illness.
World Health Day is about helping people understand what services and support is available to them. City LivingWise offers a wide range of services designed to help you quit smoking, be more active, manage your weight, drink less and check your health.
Weight Management Support
Our weight management support service is a 12-week weight loss course to help you understand the relationship between physical activity, nutrition and weight. Over a 12-week period, you will take part in individual and group sessions which will help improve your lifestyle. The main thing to remember is that this is not a diet programme. It’s all about providing you with the tools and knowledge to make healthier choices.
To find out how to get involved in our 12-week Weight Management Support, click here.
Exercise on referral
Our exercise referral service is for individuals with physical health problems that pose a barrier to participating in physical activity. We provide specialist support that enables you to increase your physical activity levels in an effective and appropriate manner.
To find out how you can get involved and get active this New Year, click here.
NHS Health Checks
We offer free NHS Health Checks to City residents, aged 40-74. Our Health Checks are designed to help reduce the risk of heart disease, diabetes, kidney disease and strokes among City residents.
To find out more about our health checks, click here.
Health is a human right, and universal health coverage is about making sure that all people can get quality health services, where and when they need them. For more information on our services, click here.