Name of the activity: ASCEMCOL Neurodegenerative Disease Program

Country/NMO: Colombia (ASCEMCOL)

Program: Mental Health

 

Contact information: [email protected]

Type of the activity: Campaign

 

General description:

The Neurodegenerative Disease Program is currently comprised of 12 local medical education officers including the coordinator and the NAME. He is a member of the Board of Directors of SCOME-ASCEMCOL and tries to create activities of national replication and international projection.
The program has several diseases throughout the operation:
– Monthly charts on neurology focused on neurodegenerative diseases
– Annual meeting of neurodegenerative diseases
-Charlas and stands in shopping centers to bring the information to the people of the common
-Walk to End Alzheimer’s, we will carry out a national marathon for medical students, professionals, caregivers and relatives, in which the objective will be to raise money for donation to the National Alzheimer’s Foundation and taking advantage of the situation will provide information regarding to illness and how people can cope more easily.
-In order to generate awareness, relevant information on Neurodegenerative Diseases will be disseminated once a week.

Focus area:

Mental Health among medical students

Problem statement:

With regard to the topic of neurodegenerative diseases, information and research remain very few, and continue without giving conclusive results to a cure. In addition there is an increase in fear of these diseases, inculcated fear that must fade and even enhance it to generate new activities and thereby prove that the prejudices of the disease often affect the patient and the family more than the disease itself.

Target groups and beneficiaries:

Medical students, health professionals, patients, relatives and caregivers

Objectives and indicators of success:

Through the different activities that we will have, we seek to change the way people see and criticize people suffering from neurodegenerative diseases, as well as to implement new guidelines and information regarding them. Our main goal is to seek new opportunities for people who do not have them, support family members living in the environment of these diseases, and improve education in students and health professionals.
we will see it through publications through virtual campaigns, you can keep track of the number of people reached, number of reproductions.

Methodology:

We will achieve this with the support of our NMO, the program and different entities that have the same objective as we, and this is the improvement of quality around neurodegenerative diseases.
The program has several diseases throughout the operation:
– Monthly charts on neurology focused on neurodegenerative diseases
– Annual meeting of neurodegenerative diseases
-Charlas and stands in shopping centers to bring the information to the people of the common
-Walk to End Alzheimer’s, we will carry out a national marathon for medical students, professionals, caregivers and relatives, in which the objective will be to raise money for donation to the National Alzheimer’s Foundation and taking advantage of the situation will provide information regarding to illness and how people can cope more easily.
-In order to generate awareness, relevant information on Neurodegenerative Diseases will be disseminated once a week.

Plans for evaluation:

The results will be evaluated by means of pre and post test, by the generalized attendance to the events and activities that we carry out. As well, working with health professionals to evaluate new knowledge in the attendees, using games of integration and motivation.