The Ministry of Health runs a project “The upgrade and development of preventive care programmes and their implementation in primary healthcare and local communities” (short title: Health Promotion for All).

This project aims at reducing inequalities in health through delivery of preventive services and public health programmes that focus on vulnerable groups within the communities.

Twenty-five primary healthcare centres from across Slovenia were selected in the tender procedure to carry out project activities. The Ministry of Health and the National Institute of Public Health (NIJZ) provide expertise and support on the implementation of project activities.

Whats new?

Upgraded preventive health checks-ups for children and adolescents with special focus on overweight and obese children.

Upgraded programme of integrated prevention of chronic diseases in the adult population.

Additional preventive activities in community nursing for newborns, infants, neonatal mothers and adults.

Various activities in primary healthcare centres aimed at greater inclusion and accessibility to preventive care for persons with functional disability.

Introduction of a community approach model for health promotion, which connects individuals and groups in local community to ensure better health for all community members.

An important part of the project is introduction of Integrated HPCs at Primary healthcare centres.

Previously set up Health Education Centres were upgraded with multidisciplinary teams, new preventive services, stronger community-based approach, focus on vulnerable groups and reduction of inequalities in health. Integrated HPCs employ registred nurses, physiotherapists, psychologists, dieticians and kinesiologists.

Integrated HPCs provide:
  • health and dental health education for children and adolescents and support healthy lifestyle of their families,
  • support and assistance to adults in changing unhealthy life habits and strengthen their mental health, and
  • various health promotion activities in local environment, with a focus on individuals with functional disabilities.

Who is it for?

The project addresses lifetime preventive care of entire population, i.e. children, adolescents and adults.

Project duration

From March 2018 until the end of December 2019.