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Prev’Santé MEL

By promoting access to healthcare and guaranteeing that it is continuous and interdisciplinary, the professionals of the Prev’Santé MEL association ensure appropriate follow-up for patient needs with respect to education, prevention and diagnosis. 

The risk of obesity for individuals with an intellectual deficiency is higher than for that of the general population (double the prevalence). There are many causes (improper eating, sedentariness, medical treatments, etc.) and access to prevention and care is particularly complex for these patients.

The Roquette Foundation for Health supports the program developed by PREV'SANTE MEL, which consists in adapting the association’s therapeutic education programs and making them available to people with intellectual disabilities and obesity. Food will be a key focus area through the implementation of educational workshops on balanced eating, pleasurable eating, the choice of food and following recipes. 

Training for healthcare professionals in the specificities of intellectual disability and in the “Easy to Read and Understand” method will allow transcribing and readjusting the learning contents and materials.

Criteria and evaluation indicators will be specific to each type of action developed (workgroup, training, structure and planning of the educational program. The effects of the educational program will be measured on clinical and biological indicators, the acquisition of knowledge, the development of new skills and behavioral modifications observed (stress management, eating habits).

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Changing behavior: Other supported projects
  • LP4Y (Life Project 4 Youth)

    Created in 2009, LP4Y helps young people ages 18 to 24 living in conditions of extreme poverty and exclusion in various countries find work through an 18-month entrepreneurial program. The sponsored project is LifeLine, developed to respond to issues affecting the city’s slum area by ensuring healthcare and improving living conditions.
  • Vivons en forme

    Created in 2011, VIF is a unique program in France for promoting health and fitness. Our Foundation supports this program, which offers training and tools to member cities on topics like food, physical activity and well-being.
  • Project Sport dans la ville

    Sport dans la ville

    Created in 1998, the Sport dans la Ville (Sports in the City) association promotes the social and professional insertion of young people from priority neighborhoods by creating sports centers and developing programs focusing on sports that help with their personal development. Sport & Nutrition is the program backed by the Roquette Foundation.
  • Thien An Home II in Vietnam

    Created in 2000 to combat an outbreak of leprosy, Thien An Home II has broadened its scope of action to help ethnic minority populations find employment, while equipping them with the required knowledge (in terms of education, food, nutrition and health) and skills for a better life.
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Contact: Anne Lambin
Head of the Roquette Foundation for Health
Phone : +33 3 21 63 36 00