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Health Education & Promotion

Health Education and Promotion is a priority programme area at SERHA with its cross-cutting strategic elements that underpin the success of all other programmes in the region.


This profession requires intensive specialized training encompassing the biological, environmental, 

psychological, social, physical and medical sciences.


In SERHA, a special focus is placed on integrating health promotion/education strategies in the following programmes as follows:

  • School Health - Jamaica Moves in Schools (JMIS)

  • Chronic-non-Communicable Diseases

  • Communicable Diseases

  • Nutrition

  • Physical Activity

  • Environmental Health

Jamaica Moves is one of the strategies used by the Ministry of Health & Wellness to address the increase in the number of persons who are getting Non-communicable Diseases such as high blood pressure, diabetes (sugar) and some cancers.

 

This strategy is employed in schools, workplaces and communities and puts emphasis on the promotion of physical activity, proper nutrition and age appropriate and routine health checks. The Health Education and Promotion Officers spearheaded the execution of the implementation of these interventions.

Mental Health Services

The Community Mental Health Programme is designed for the promotion of mental health, the prevention of mental illness, and the treatment and rehabilitation of persons living with mental illnesses.


It is designed to assist in meeting the mental health needs of clients and their families in their own communities or as close to the community as possible.


Mental health services in the South East Region are provided by a specialist team in conjunction with other health workers (professional and support) in governmental and non-governmental facilities.

Mental Health

In Community

  • Home visits - for delinquent patients, monitoring compliance with medication and other prescribed therapies.

  • Mobile Team Activities - Teams visit and treat patients at home and on the streets.

  • Health Promotion/Education to groups - church school, social groups, health fairs, health groups

  • In Outpatient Department Clinics, health centres and lock-ups at police stations. Services include: assessment, treatment, providing report/recommendation to Resident Magistrates' Courts on 'fitness to plea' and other medico-legal issues.

Hospital Schedule by parish:

St. Thomas

  • Isaac Barrant Community Hospital-2nd and 4th Mondays

  • Princess Margaret Hospital- every Tuesday

  • Bath Health Centre- 4th Wednesdays

  • Seaforth Health Centre- 2nd Thursdays

  • Cedar Valley Health Centre- 3rd Thursdays

  • Yallahs Health Centre- 2nd, 3rd, 4th & 5th Mondays and 4th Thursdays

  • Llandeway Health Centre- 2nd Fridays

  • Infirmary-3rd Wednesdays

Child Guidance Clinic (St. Thomas)

  • Morant Bay Health Centre- Every Wednesday

  • Yallahs Health Centre- Every Tuesday

  • Isaac Barrant Community Hospital- 1st and 3rd Mondays

Kingston & St. Andrew

  • Kingston Public Hospital- Every Wednesday

  • Windward Road Health Centre- Every Wednesday, 3rd Tuesday, & 2nd Friday

  • Edna Manley Health Centre-Every 1st, 3rd, & 5th Thursdays

  • Slipe Pen Road Health Centre- Every 1st, 2nd 4th & 5th Tuesdays

  • Hagley Park Health Centre- Every 2nd & 4th Thursdays

  • Duhaney Park Health Centre- Every Thursday & 2nd Monday

  • Maxfield Park Health Centre- Every Tuesday

  • Gordon Town Health Centre-Every 2nd & 4th Tuesdays

  • Stony Hill Health Centre-  4th Thursdays & 2nd Fridays

  • Sunrise Health Centre- Every Wednesday

  • Harbour View Health Centre- Every 2nd, 3rd, 4th & 5th Mondays

  • Rollington Town Health Centre- Every 2nd & 4th Thursdays

  • Red Hills Health Centre- 3rd Wednesdays

  • Olympic Way Health Centre- 2nd Fridays & 3rd Mondays

  • University Hospital

  • Lawrence Tavern Health Centre- 3rd Tuesdays

  • Seaview Gardens Health Centre- 4th Fridays

  • Golden Spring Health Centre-  2nd Mondays

  • Nannyville Health Centre-1st Thursdays

  • Oakglades Health Centre – 1st & 3rd Thursdays

  • Tivoli Gardens Health Centre- 3rd Mondays

  • Mavis Bank Health Centre -3rd Wednesdays

  • Golden Age Home- 3rd Tuesdays & 4th Fridays

  • Faith Centre-3rd Thursdays

  • Drop In Centre-3rd Thursdays

Child Guidance Clinic (Kingston & St. Andrew)

  • Comprehensive Health Care- Mondays – Fridays

  • Glen Vincent Health Centre- Mondays – Fridays

St. Catherine

  • St. Jago Health Centre-Every Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursdays 2nd & 3rd Mondays

  • Bog Walk Health Centre- Every Tuesday

  • Riversdale Health Centre- 2nd Wednesdays

  • Guys Hill Health Centre- 3rd Wednesdays

  • Old Harbour Health Centre- 2nd & 4nd Fridays

  • Greater Portmore Health Centre- 1st, 2nd, 3rd Mondays, 1st, 2nd and 3rd Thursdays

  • Christian Pen Health Centre-4th Thursdays

  • Sligoville Health Centre- 1st Wednesdays

  • Watermount Health Centre- 4th Fridays

  • Glengoffe Health Centre- 4th Wednesdays

  • St. Catherine Infirmary- 3rd Wednesdays

Child Guidance Clinic (St. Catherine)

  • Linstead Health Centre- 1st Mondays

  • St. Jago Park Health Centre- Mondays – Fridays

For more information on Mental Health. Please call 888-NEW-LIFE (888-639-5433).

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