Work of the Faculty of Health Protection

Today there is a situation of need to develop an educational social project aimed at medical, psychological, and social rehabilitation of the population and inter-agency cooperation between institutions and organizations.

In 2015, as a part of Support Program for Belarus of the Federal Government of Germany for the promotion of formal and informal education for adults Regional Center for Social Services of the Pervomaisky district of Vitebsk became the coordinator of the regional project for the Vitebsk region "Learning region: education for all generations."

This project gave rise to the creation "People's Social University” on the basis of the Center as a cultural educational platform that combines formal and non-formal education and helps to meet the individual educational needs of the city population. Today the learning process presents 20 educational courses. Training takes place at the Center, Vitebsk Art College, the editor office of the newspaper "Vitbichi", Vitebsk theological school, Catholic Center, Regional Museum, and others.

The Faculty of Health Protection established at the Vitebsk State Medical University and the Centre became one of the most popular in the audience.

The main direction of the faculty is formation of motivation in the population to a healthy lifestyle, practical acquaintance with modern diagnostic and rehabilitation technologies. To date, a group of older people has practical training and a program for the working-age audience is developed. Workshops are organized on the bases of the Department of Medical Rehabilitation, Clinic of VSMU Pharmacy of VSMU.

As part of the faculty a new multidisciplinary medical-social project of the volunteer movement "Sanatorium at home" is organized and operates.

In 2016, as voted by the international competent jury the Center received a bronze medal in the nomination "Socially Responsible Brand" of category "Active Social Position". In the professional nomination in the category "Science and Education", People's Social University that reflected the work of the Faculty of Health Protection received a diploma of the finalist.