Guidance

Making Every Contact Count (MECC): practical resources

These documents support the local implementation and evaluation of MECC activity and the development of training resources.

Documents

Making Every Contact Count (MECC): consensus statement

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Making Every Contact Count (MECC): evaluation framework

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Making Every Contact Count (MECC): implementation guide

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Making Every Contact Count (MECC): quality marker checklist for training resources

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Making Every Contact Count (MECC) is an approach to behaviour change that utilises day to day interactions that organisations and individuals have with other people to support them in making positive changes to their physical and mental health and wellbeing. MECC enables the opportunistic delivery of consistent and concise healthy lifestyle information and enables individuals to engage in conversations about their health at scale across organisations and populations.

These practical resources will support people and organisations when considering or reviewing MECC activity and aid local implementation and measurement of programme impact. Organisations will find these resources useful when addressing MECC service condition SC8 within the NHS Standard Contract.

The NHS Standard Contract requires providers to develop and maintain an organisational plan for making every contact count, in accordance with MECC principles and guidance. The standard condition SC8 refers to the use of MECC tools, which are available above on this webpage. These resources were developed by Public Health England (PHE), Health Education England and the national MECC advisory group.

The resources are for use by organisations:

  • considering or reviewing MECC activity
  • developing or commissioning new MECC training
  • seeking evidence, to measure the impact of local MECC delivery
  • undertaking a review of existing MECC training resources
  • developing and providing MECC training resources
Published 26 January 2016
Last updated 12 April 2016 + show all updates
  1. Added MECC consensus statement.
  2. Added MECC evaluation framework.
  3. First published.