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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


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