National Making Every Contact Count

Health Education England, Public Health England and NHS England have joined forces and committed to helping improve the public’s health by encouraging all those who have contact with the public to talk about their health and wellbeing.

This commitment to the MECC approach has been set out in a joint consensus statement. The statement sets out how the partners will work together to maximise support for population behaviour change and help individuals and communities significantly reduce their risk of disease

The statement recommends that MECC should be applied across all of the health and social care landscape, and describes the joint commitments by all partner organisations. This includes:

  • maximising opportunities for raising awareness of population behaviour change approaches including MECC, within relevant national communications activities and strategies and
  • embedding the principles of MECC , where possible, into training pathways, to support the translation into the everyday practice of frontline staff across health and social care.

The statement is accompanied by other resources including:

  • MECC  evaluation framework
  • MECC implementation guide
  • Quality tool for resources