19th November 2021
A Voices blog by Pauline Bigwood, Public Health Nurse Adviser (Health Visiting), Best Start in Life Team, Chief Public Health Nurse Directorate at OHID, introducing the new All Our Health Champions course.
In the last year, the All Our Health e-learning platform has grown considerably with new sessions and interactive townscapes added to support the health and care workforce in reducing health inequalities and promoting wellbeing.
I’m pleased that many colleagues across health visiting teams have accessed our best start in life and speech, language and communication sessions, plus the breastfeeding and smoking in pregnancy townscapes. These, and further topics, are useful resources which play an important role in helping health visitors to support families in their transition to becoming parents and caring for their children.
As we strive to build back better and fairer from COVID-19, it’s imperative that our profession continues to grow and learn for the benefit of all families during these challenging times. In response to this need for continued professional development (CPD), we have teamed up with Carrot Learning to invite health visitors to become All Our Health Champions by completing a new social learning course.
The course allows learners to earn special recognition for completing sessions and is available to colleagues with a Twitter account. By completing the resources, learners will benefit from 30 minutes of CPD and the opportunity to start their All Our Health Champion journey with virtual awards.
As part of social learning (learning via social media interaction and sharing) learners will then be encouraged to share the All Our Health content, discuss its relevance to their role and consider the merits of taking a place-based approach to tackling our critical public health issues.
It’s a fantastic opportunity for colleagues to become part of a passionate, visible and vocal All Our Health Twitter community (#AllOurHealth), sharing knowledge and understanding that will be so beneficial to the families we support.
Pauline Bigwood, Queen’s Nurse, Public Health Nurse Adviser (Health Visiting), Best Start in Life Team, Chief Public Health Nurse Directorate at OHID