Avène Hydrotherapy Center supports various public health initiatives. Diet and nutrition is one of the subjects discussed weekly in a round table. Quitting smoking, the skin and the sun and other subjects are also covered by guest speakers.
French society has a real need for health information and education, including guidance for understanding the health care system. Education is one of the parameters of a necessary global health approach. A specific medical consultation and/or health checkups can be a good starting point for providing health education.
They fulfill a legitimate function in a hydrotherapy center. The patients of these centers, who often suffer from chronic conditions, have greater awareness of health issues. Hydrotherapy centers are therefore in a position to provide health information, education and preventive care. The three-week treatment, the high-quality resort environment, the specific crenotherapeutic approach and the time available outside of all professional activities are all key in helping develop and promote greater awareness.
The preventive health care programs that are offered focus on :
- patient support,
- trigger factor awareness,
- awareness of possible actions,
- improved treatment compliance
Source : Public health and hydrotherapy: working towards new points of convergence, White Paper published by CNEth