History website to Health First

The specialist NHS health promotion agency for Lambeth, Southwark and Lewisham in South East London

The specialist NHS health promotion agency for Lambeth, Southwark and Lewisham in South East London

Projects 2016

Here are just a few of the projects that were previously carried out through Health First;


Black and Minority Health Initiative (BEMHI)

A programme of research which led to the development of health promotion programmes about coronary heart disease and associated illnesses which specifically target African and Caribbean communities in Lewisham.

Strategic priorities: mental health, older people, children and young people, sexual health, diabetes, cancers, coronary heart disease, health inequalities.


Awareness of the Importance of Dental Hygienesmile teeth

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Make the right impression first time, every time. Take your hands away from your mouth, be confident and live life to the full with a great smile. This project took place in Hertfordshire where a group of campaigners took it upon themselves to visit schools and teach children about how important it is to look after their teeth.


Children's Traffic and Road Awareness Club

A proven, successful road safety programme for 3 and 4 year old children. Children were able to request a series of six illustrated road safety education activity books.

Strategic priorities: children and young people, health inequalities.


Coaching and short-term consultancy support on research and evaluation

Support for people involved in health promotion to increase knowledge of what evaluation is and how to carry it out to determine how effective their work is. Consultancy and coaching services were provided to do this.

Strategic priorities: generic support service addressing all priorities through improving quality of health promotion.