The aim of health promotion and disease prevention services is to improve the health literacy of the general population. People in underprivileged groups often find it difficult to access healthcare services. migesplus supports equal access to health information for all sectors of the population.
An individual has a good level of health literacy if their decisions have a positive influence on their health. Health literate people seek out information on health issues. They are also better equipped to understand and assess the information. Health literacy greatly depends on a person’s social background. Socially disadvantaged population groups often have lower levels of health literacy, Understandable health information also helps to improve an individual’s health outcome.
Vaccines protect us from various infectious diseases. For example, many childhood diseases can be prevented by vaccinating children as infants. But there are also important vaccines for teenagers and adults to protect themselves and others.
It has been scientifically proved that exercise has a positive effects on the cardiovascular system and on many other health outcomes. But how can we encourage exercise? There are tips for all age groups, from infants to senior citizens.
Teeth need care and attention – from the very start. Taking good care of a baby’s milk teeth is just as important as for our permanent teeth. Our personal lifestyle plays a key role in our dental health. So, it is important to have the right information about diet or smoking.
Everyone has a great deal of fun in and around water. But water can kill. So, it’s important to learn to swim and follow the safety rules published by the Swiss Life Saving Association (SLRG).
A balanced diet has a considerable influence on our health and well-being. There are specific recommendations for certain periods, such as during pregnancy and breastfeeding
UV light can damage the skin and lead to premature ageing or even skin cancers. Staying in the shade is the best way to protect ourselves. Children’s skin is particularly sensitive and needs special attention.
What can be done about domestic violence? Where can women, children and elderly people get help? Leaflets and videos explain what to do, in various languages. They are targeted at the victims, but they also help to prevent abuse.
In an emergency, every second counts. What can be done? Who provides support and advice? Good information and fast action can save lives.