Tackling Health Inequalities
- Venue: The Core, Science Central, Bath Lane, Newcastle, NE4 5TF
- Start: Thu, 11 Jan 2018 09:30:00 GMT
- End: Thu, 11 Jan 2018 13:00:00 GMT
Empowering communities and mobilising resident knowledge to tackle health inequalities
Public health approaches that enable residents to have greater control over decisions affecting where people live are important for tackling health inequalities. Such approaches draw on local knowledge and insights in identifying the issues that matter most to communities. They can also help reduce obstacles to good health where collaboration between communities and practitioners happens around the social determinants of health, such as taking action to improve the built environment, build social relationships or challenge negative area images.
In particular, this event will discuss learning from the NIHR SPHR funded Communities in Control study, an evaluation of the Lottery funded programme, Big Local, where residents of 150 areas in England have each been allocated £1million to make their neighbourhoods even better places to live. The event is also an opportunity to hear about support available to practitioners through Public Health England’s programme of work on community-centred approaches for health and wellbeing.
What can the Big Local programme and others like it tell us about the pre-requisites for action aimed at reducing health inequalities and to what extent do public health and local government actions reflect these?