The aim of the Baiter Sehat project, which is in partnership with Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council, is to deliver both community education initiatives and integrate information into existing health promotion activity in the local BME community. Baiter Sehat 2 tackled areas around Organ Donation, Domestic Violence, Health Checks, Shisha Smoking, Cardiac Rehabilitation and Suicide.
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The campaign started with further community engagement around the areas of organ donation.
Zaheer Mahmud, the Operational Lead of Baiter Sehat said:
“We achieved a great deal in Phase One of the campaign which has been highlighted by our results. But we have much still to do, but only through everyone’s support can we achieve our ambitious aim of educating the community of the health provisions available to them. We have also undertaken to open the debate on various subjects that previously have been left untouched. Ultimately we want to improve the health and social wellbeing of our community.”
Blackburn with Darwen’s Council’s Director of Public Health, Dominic Harrison, said:
“The Baiter Sehat health campaign made great progress in its first year, getting discussions underway in the local community on important issues like smoking, cancer and organ donation and encouraging people to consider what they can do to improve their own health. I’m delighted that we are able to continue this partnership with One Voice, giving them the opportunity to build on this good work, as well as tackling a number of new issues including tuberculosis and domestic abuse.”
During the second phase of Baiter Sehat the organisation won an Excellence in Health Award, organised but he Department of Health.
One Voice Wins National Praise
Local charity One Voice has received an award for Excellence in Public Health in recognition of the organisations work on the Baiter Sehat campaign. The awards, sponsored by the Department of Health highlight local efforts to raise awareness of public health and recognise the great number of people who are actively engaged in charitable or voluntary work within their local community.