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Health Service Executive. (2018) CHO 1 Traveller health strategic plan 2018 - 2022. Dublin: Health Service Executive.

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This report has been prepared by working closely with Travellers and Traveller organisations across the CHO 1 area, which covers the Counties of Donegal, Sligo, Leitrim, Cavan and Monaghan. Guidance was also sought Nationally about what should be included in the plan. It is designed to highlight and suggest answers to the main challenges around Traveller Health. The Plan looks at a number of the health challenges, such as diabetes, heart health, suicide, and lifestyle choices.

General health and wellbeing:
• Improved Primary Health Care for Traveller men
• More opportunities for women to get involved in Primary Health Care
• Cultural competency training
• Reduce waiting lists (counsellors)
• Train counsellors to work with Travellers
• More places to meet for a cup of tea and a chat
• Fear that social services removing children from the family so reluctance to engage with services
• Issues of substance misuse with drugs becoming an increasing problem with Travellers – particularly young men and women
• Alcohol misused also remains an issue


Date:April 2018
Pages:71 p.
Publisher:Health Service Executive
Corporate Creators:Health Service Executive
Place of Publication:Dublin
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Subjects:A Substance use, abuse, and dependence > Prevalence > Problem substance use
B Substances > Alcohol
G Health and disease > State of health
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Health care delivery
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Health care administration > Health care quality control
MA-ML Social science, culture and community > Sociocultural discrimination concepts > Minority group (racial group, immigrant, Traveller)
VA Geographic area > Europe > Ireland > Leitrim
VA Geographic area > Europe > Ireland > Sligo
VA Geographic area > Europe > Ireland > Cavan
VA Geographic area > Europe > Ireland > Monaghan
VA Geographic area > Europe > Ireland > Donegal

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