Making Every Contact Count

The Making Every Contact Count training programme is available to all healthcare professionals in Ireland.

Making Every Contact Count - ISCPHi A

The Making Every Contact Count Programme was established by the HSE to support the prevention and management of Chronic disease. It is a key priority of the Healthy Ireland agenda, which aims to improve the health of the whole population.

It was developed in consultation with healthcare professionals and patients in order to provide effective tools and knowledge to carry out a brief intervention with patients or service users.

The E-learning training programme consists of 6 x 30-minute e-learning modules.

Outline of the e-learning modules

The Making Every Contact Count training modules include:

  • Introduction to behaviour change – providing a foundation in behaviour change theory and techniques including the underlying principles of a patient-centred approach.
  • Four topic modules on smoking, alcohol and drugs, healthy eating and active living.
  • A skills into practice module - demonstrates the skills of how to carry out a brief intervention across a range of topics through a suite of video scenarios using real-life healthcare professionals

Following completion of the on-line module there will be an opportunity to complete a classroom-based ‘Enhancing your brief intervention skills’ workshop. More details to follow about the locations of the workshops.

This training programme has been approved by a range of  Healthcare Professional bodies for Continuous Professional Development (CPD).

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