CUMPcare Programme: coordinated use of municipal health resources by the Primary Care team

CUMPcare Programme: coordinated use of municipal health resources by the Primary Care team

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Activity details

The Municipal Health Council is a public department reporting to the Health Department of the City Hall of Villanueva de la Cañada. Its main objective is to promote healthy ageing and prevent functional decline of the Elderly, working multisectorally, with the stakeholders that are involved in health of old people in the city (Observatory of the Elderly People’s Health, Town Hall, Primary Care Centre, University of Medicine, Dentists’ Association, Scientific Societies and Seniors Association). It has been carried out a cross-sectional survey (quality of life, functional, cognitive and nutritional status) of people over 70, living in their homes or in nursing homes. On the basis of the results, we are trying to prioritize the most important resources for this population. Once prioritized, we are carrying out with Social Services and Health Centre the prescription of resources individually. Since one of the most important conclusions of the study is that people that usually use municipal resources have better health, we will try to increase the percentage of older people using municipal resources.
Action Group:
Other organisations participating in the commitment: 
Observatory of the Elderly People's Health, Health Centre of Villanueva de la Cañada, Spanish Nutrition Foundation, Spanish Healthy Cities Network, Alfonso X el Sabio University (Faculty of Medicine), Spanish Society of Geriatric and Gerontology, Official Association of Dentists of Madrid.
Objective:
Lead organisation name: 
CITY HALL OF VILLANUEVA DE LA CAÑADA
Organisation country:
Contact person: 
Eva Martin
Contact person email: 
salud@ayto-villacanada.es
Activity type:
Start date: 
12/04/2012
Last update: 09/01/2018

Current Status

Ongoing
Implemented activities: 1-. Publication: “Win an active life and health” 2-. Programs web site: - “Ask your geriatrician” 3-. Research: - “Villanueva Older Health Study”: cross-sectional survey 4-. “Balance Rehabilitation Study”: intervention study in elderly with risk of falls. 5-. Intergenerational programs: - "The Taste of Tradition": cooking competition for grandparents and grandchildren. - School gardens: collaborative creation 6-. ‘Spain is moving’ programme, to promote physical activity. 7-. “Coordinated use of municipal resources for the primary care team” The City Hall of Villanueva de la Cañada offers a range of local resources for promoting health, some of them specific for Elderly (memory workshops, handicrafts,...), and others not, like sports or cultural activities, in which old people can participate. In a previous cross-sectional survey (The Villanueva Older Health Study), it was observed that the use of the municipal health resources was arbitrary. These resources have been used for the healthy people, instead of the patient with risk of functional decline. On the other hand, the Primary Care team (doctor or nurse) couldn´t make prescription of these resources, they only could encourage their patients to do it. The Observatory of the Elderly People’s Health has developed a project aimed at the coordinated use of the municipal health resources by the Primary Care team. With a special prescription, the doctor or nurse can prescribe municipal health resources, according with the specific needs of their patients. After each prescription, the Observatory facilitates the patient the access to the prescribed resource.

Results

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Outcomes

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