The Heart of our City programme was a programme for anyone who living in Dublin 8 and wanting to improve their own heart health and that of their family and friends.
The programme also supported GPs, pharmacists, and community groups to help people in Dublin 8 better understand heart disease.
We want everyone to have the support and information they need on how to live a healthy life, how to improve their heart health and prevent any problems, how to cope if they have heart disease and, how to get support when recovering from a stroke.
The Heart of our City programme was an initiative by the Heart Foundation, Smart D8 (who aim to improve the health and wellbeing of people in Dublin 8) and pharmaceutical company, Novartis.
As part of the Heart of our city programme, leaflets were produced with all the information you would need to keep your heart healthy. The leaflet also outlined the various supports available through the Heart of our city programme to help you keep active and live well.
The supports available include:
Information on heart health, ways to eat healthily and be active;
Heart and stroke support services; and
Access to social prescribing. Social prescribing is when a healthcare or community worker connects people to a range of non-medical services in their community such as gardening, dance classes, yoga or healthy cookery classes.
Free heart health checks for Dublin 8 residents
As part of the Heart of Our City project the Irish Heart Foundation’s Mobile Health Unit visited four locations in Dublin 8 from February 21st – 25th 2022; St. Michael’s Family Resource Centre in Inchicore, St Andrew’s Community Centre, Rialto, F2 Centre, Fatima and Bluebell Community Centre.