Development of an Accessible on-line education resource for local area co-ord in Scotland

  The significant strength of the LACs role is to work creatively with limited resources to meet the needs of service users. In the current economic climate there is an opportunity to develop the knowledge and skills of LACs to contribute more fully to addressing the health inequalities experienced by people with learning disabilities. Given the evidence of the health inequalities and range of unmet health needs experienced by people with learning disabilities, Enhancing the Public Health Role of Local Area Coordinators in Scotland: An evaluation set out the need to develop and implement an academically accredited health improvement resource within the education programme delivered for all LACs.

This project aims to:
• Enhance the LAC’s understanding of the wider determinants of health
• Increase the LAC’s understanding of the health inequalities experienced by children, adults and older people with learning disabilities
• Develop the LAC’s knowledge of public health approaches aimed at improving health and well-being
• Develop the LAC’s appreciation of a range of health improvement models available to improve health and well-being

  • Start Date:

    31 July 2012

  • End Date:

    31 May 2018

  • Activity Type:

    Research

  • Funder:

    Scottish Government

  • Value:

    £74984

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