Health Talk on the Rock is the name of a new, unique health project by Community Development and Public Health Department Saba, combining health promotion and community outreach.
Community Outreach Coordinator Kemaul Lee and Public Heath Promoter Allan Carolina connect with members of the community once a month to talk about health, about how they feel and to hear their perspective on health-related topics.
“We will go where the people are: on the street, in their workplace, where they hang out. Have an open, spontaneous, unscripted, and real interaction with people, wherever they are,” said Carolina. It can be in a formal or informal setting. For example, a street interview, an interview while having lunch at one of the local restaurants, or interviews with health professionals.
The idea of Health Talk on the Rock is to bring the perspective of the community and healthcare professionals together towards one common goal: a healthier lifestyle. “We want to do this by creating a platform for real and authentic conversation where the voice of the community can be heard,” said Lee.
Lee and Carolina will, on a monthly basis, release video interviews covering different health topics relating to physical, mental, and social well-being. The promotional video for Health Talk on the Rock has been launched on the Facebook page of the Public Health Department.