On the 30th of May 2022, at the Department of Public Health of the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Lithuania, Young 50 and EUPAP project activities were represented. The meeting lasted for 90 minutes.
The main purpose of the meeting was to get acquainted with the current programs and the challenges implementing teams face. In addition, MoH was willing to identify further opportunities to integrate these programs into the National Prevention Programs and ensure their development nationwide.
The presentation included a brief overview of the project and the idea of developing a prevention program into a best practice. Moreover, Centro poliklinika reported on the project’s achieved goals and timeline. The role of the Centro poliklinika’s management teams and its partners in implementing this program was also presented, as well as the project activities that have been carried out and the planned activities until the end of the project.
The second part of the presentation was estimated to discuss technical aspects of the project: covering the program’s implementation. The representatives of the Ministry were introduced to the selection to the program process and invitation procedures of persons who turned 50. The existing results were also revealed: the number of persons who have already participated, the detailed steps which are competed every single time and procedures in the prevention office was also handed over. The presentation of the used questionnaire in the program and its questions received considerable attention.
The information technology tool developed by Centro poliklinika was also presented, showing the ability to enter all the necessary data into the portal and the tool’s functionality to categorize participants into different risk groups.
During the meeting, it was also discussed the number of preventive offices currently operating in the Centro poliklinika, their occupancy rates, the results of attendance, and the methodologies used to train staff. Patients’ pathways were also outlined when they were at risk.
The rest of the time was devoted to a question-and-answer session, the main objective of which was to identify areas of the prevention program that could complement the National Cardiac Prevention Program. Opportunities to further development of the project to strengthen the good practices identified during the program were also discussed.