Empowering individuals and communities towards choosing a healthier future
ABL Health (ABL) is a GP led organisation that has a proven track record of delivering affordable and successful behavioural change programmes to improve public health. It specialises in empowering individuals and communities to make sustainable improvements through health and education and promotes client involvement in designing programmes. It secures peer support in the delivery of these programmes and is experienced in engaging hard to reach groups, such as the unemployed, BME communities and men. ABL also provides training to health professionals to assist them in identifying and supporting individuals who would benefit from behavioural change programmes to improve their health.
ABL has a well-established expert team consisting of GPs, educationalists, weight loss coaches, physical activity specialists, nutritionists, dietitians, midwives, psychological therapists, and behaviour and lifestyle change specialists. It has vast experience in taking services to where they are needed, delivering from multiple and varied community venues and ensuring timely project mobilisation. It works effectively with existing services and builds strong synergistic relationships with key partners/stakeholders in integrated care pathways.
Overview of Services
ABL currently delivers a wide range of NHS and local council commissioned contracts. It is a leading provider of NHS Tier 3 specialist and bariatric weight management services in the North West. It also provides level 2 community weight management services; a male specific level 2 weight management programme, a teenage weight management service and a number of maternity weight management programmes. In addition ABL delivers an integrated health improvement service for the unemployed (heart health, alcohol reduction, weight management, stress reduction etc.), workplace health programmes and occupational health projects for micro businesses and SMEs. It provides antenatal classes for pregnant women and their partners to help give their children the very best start in life and provides practical advice on caring for a baby and keeping the family healthy. ABL is also involved with local paediatricians in piloting innovative ways to work with families with severely obese children.
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