The Pavee Point Primary Health Care for Travellers Project (PHCTP) was the first time Travellers went out into the Traveller Community with the aim to identify the health needs of Travellers. The Project began as a pilot initiative in October 1994 and has thus been established as a joint partnership initiative with the then Eastern Health Board and Pavee Point.
- To establish Primary Health Care as a Model of Good Practice to address Travellers’ Health.
- To develop the skills of Travellers in providing community based health services.
- To liaise and assist in dialogue between Travellers and health service providers.
- To highlight gaps in health service delivery to Travellers and work towards reducing inequalities that exists in established services.
In 2018 we took part in a project with the Abbey Theatre to tell the story of our Primary Health Care Project through drama. This 27 minute film gives an insight into our experience:
Highlights of Our Work:
- Vaccination Awareness Initiative
- All-Ireland Traveller Health Study (2010)
- Triple P
- Antibiotic Awareness
- Measles Awareness
- Stroke Prevention and Weaning Session
- Diabetes Awareness
- Baby Massage
- World Health Organisation 50th Anniversary Commemorative Certificate
- Guinness Living in Dublin Award for Community Development
- Traveller Pride Award for Enterprise & Employment
- Overall Traveller Pride Award
Contact the Primary Health Care Traveller Project (PHCTP):
- Emma-Jayne Geraghty, Co-coordinator: email@example.com
- Nurul Amin, Co-coordinator: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Mary Brigid Collins, Assistant Coordinator: email@example.com