Making Every Contact Count (MECC)

General Practice provides multiple episodes of care and enables the building of relationships

Making Every Contact Count (MECC) is an approach to behaviour change that uses the millions of day-to-day interactions that organisations and people have with other people to support them in making positive changes to their physical and mental health and wellbeing.

Please watch the following brief video (1 minute) which provides a summary of the social determinants of health and why these are important:

This website lists research articles on the impact of health beliefs:

Consider reading the following research papers from the list:

  1. Health beliefs of UK South Asians related to lifestyle diseases: a review of qualitative literature
  2. Culture, Beliefs and Mental Health
  3. Health beliefs and medication adherence in patients with hypertension: A systematic review of quantitative studies: