Sörmlands Health Program for 40, 50 and 60 Year Olds – Sweden
Within the framework of the Sörmlands health program, all inhabitants of the county Sörmlands who turn 40, 50 or 60 years get a home invitation with an offer to participate free of charge in local health programs during the year. The main aim is to prevent common non communicable diseases such as cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes and to strengthen public health. The program includes two visits to the healthcare centre, which includes blood sugar and blood lipid tests, measurement of blood pressure, height, weight, and waist measurements and calculating the Body Mass Index (BMI), a health survey and a conversation about health. Participating nurses are undergoing training in the health program and the communication methodology used in health talks/communication as well as training in motivational interviewing. The Sörmlands health program is based on previous initialised health program in the County of Västerbotten and supported by the National Health Promoting Hospitals Network.
(last accessed in March 2017)