Pavee Point strongly believes that health is not only the absence of disease and that there are factors that contribute towards Traveller and Roma poor health status.
The context of our health work is defined by a holistic way, using a social determinant of health approach.
The social determinants of health (SDH) are the non-medical factors that influence health outcomes. They are the conditions in which people are born, grow, work, live, and age, and the wider set of forces and systems shaping the conditions of daily life.
This model clearly illustrates that we need to tackle all causes to effect change in health as outlined above in the Dalghren and Whitehead Model.
The Health Team in Pavee Point consists of:
Primary Health Care for Travellers Project (PHCTP)
Men’s Health Project
Drugs and Alcohol Project
Mental Health Initiative
Local, Regional and National Level
We work at a local level by supporting local Traveller Primary Healthcare Projects, Men’s Health Projects and Mental Health projects. At regional level we support the Eastern Regional Traveller Health Network (ERTHN) and the Eastern Regional Traveller Health Training Netwrok. At national level we support the National Traveller Health Network.