The Organizing of Community Health Clinic of Lviv Polytechnic
Nina Hayduk*, Liliia Klos *, Larysa Klymanska* and Sofiya Stavkova*
Associate Professor, Head, Social Work Education Programme; Director, International “INTEGRATION” Centre for Professional Partnerships, Lviv Polytechnic National University, Lviv, Ukraine
Associate Professor, Department of Sociology and Social Work, Lviv Polytechnic National University, Lviv, Ukraine
Professor, Head, Department of Sociology and Social Work, Lviv Polytechnic National University, Lviv, Ukraine
Senior Lecturer, Department of Sociology and Social Work, Lviv Polytechnic National University, Lviv, Ukraine
Abstract: With the complicated foreign policy and socio-economic conditions impeding the healthcare reform in Ukraine, a model for implementing a strategy for holistic community health development is offered. The study aims at providing a rationale for using a university community as a tool and a base for developing a healthy community in Lviv, improving the health and well-being of communities in Ukraine. A multi-method approach is used, including a search of the literature to explore the unsatisfactory population health problem in Ukraine, and an empirical study to investigate trends in the usage of psychoactive substances, as connected to the mental health of youth. The study reveals the population health deterioration in Ukraine and the tendency for risky behaviours among 15-year-old schoolchildren to increase and affect learning quality indicators in university studies. It supports the university community input into holistic community health development, involving an interdisciplinary team of professionals, activating social work and incorporating supervision. The findings suggest the need for constructing a comprehensive approach to address the population health deterioration in Ukraine, with the concept of Community Health Clinic of Lviv Polytechnic considered to be a concrete, functional response.
Keywords: health, social work, management, supervision, university, Community Health Clinic.