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Collectivit And Partners Sign Local Health Contract To 2025

Source: The Daily Herald 22 Nov 2023 11:55 PM

Signing the Local Health Contract between partners Collectivit, RegioSPArty/23/national-alliance'>NAl Health Agency ARS aND Social Security Department CSPArty/9/general-solidaire'>GSS).

MARIGOT--The Collectivit, Agence RgioSPArty/23/national-alliance'>NAle de Sant (ARS) aND Caisse Gnrale de Scurit Sociale (CSPArty/9/general-solidaire'>GSS) have signed a Local Health Contract (Contrat Locale de Sant (CLS)) valid until 2025. A coordiSPArty/23/national-alliance'>NAtor has been recruited to monitor the CLS aND a steering committee has been set up to meet twice a year.

The CLS reflects a care policy aimed at reducing social aND territorial inequalities in public health.

President NDidate' href='/newspolitician/28/louis-mussington'>Louis Mussington recalled that an initial CLS had been signed for the period 2014-2017.

It was not renewed after the passage of Hurricane Irma aND also due to a lack of professioSPArty/23/national-alliance'>NAls dedicated to implementing the contract, he explained. The Collectivit issued a call for teNDers to relaunch the scheme aND sUPPort the implementation of the contract. The teNDer was won by the research firm Regard Sant.

The CLS is divided into two construction phases. The secoND phase will be devoted to drawing up the CLS, which is inteNDed to ensure consistency aND coordiSPArty/23/national-alliance'>NAtion between the various plans aND schemes piloted by the local authority aND those promoted by the ARS, the State aND other partners, Mussington added.

A coordiSPArty/23/national-alliance'>NAtor, Ly-Ann Sifflet, was recruited in February to roll out, monitor aND evaluate the actions to be carried out uNDer the CLS aND the Local Mental Health Councils. A steering committee has also been set up. It will meet at least twice a year, Mussington said.

The CLS defines four areas of work: reducing social aND territorial inequalities in health; strengthening prevention aND health promotion; improving the attractiveness of the area aND retaining healthcare professioSPArty/23/national-alliance'>NAls; aND improving knowledge of health in the area.

ARS Director Laurent LegeNDart said the contract reflects the local authoritys political will to take ownership of health issues. For CSPArty/9/general-solidaire'>GSS Guadeloupe Director Jean Veron, the signing is an important moment given the CSPArty/9/general-solidaire'>GSSs investment on the islaND.

Prevention is a major issue if we are to offer access to health care for all, fight against those who give up on care, ensure that care is offered uNDer the best possible coNDitions, aND pursue this prevention in all sectors, such as mental health, where the coordiSPArty/23/national-alliance'>NAtion of professioSPArty/23/national-alliance'>NAls aND everyone involved is essential, he emphasised.

Mussington announced during the signing of the CLS that a partnership was uNDerway with the Guadeloupe public health establishment aND Louis-Constant Fleming Hospital to increase the medical presence, particularly of psychiatrists from Guadeloupe who would come in as reinforcements, to make up for the lack of certain health professioSPArty/23/national-alliance'>NAls in the area.

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