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HiAP 2019
Delivering Health Equity Tackling Inequalities
1st of May 2019
Royal Society of Medicine, London

HiAP Agenda

08:15-09:00 Registration & Networking
09:00-10:15 1st Morning Plenary
09:00 Chairs Opening Address
Shirley Cramer CBE (confirmed)
Chief Executive, Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH)
09:10 Leading Healthier Places
Caroline Tapster (confirmed)
Director of Health and Wellbeing Improvement, Local Government Association

This presentation will cover how councils are approaching their vital leadership role improving the health and wellbeing of their local communities and reducing health inequalities ,and will include examples of good practice

09:25 Health 2020 & Beyond. Creating Healthy Cities & Towns an International Perspective
Dr Piroska Östlin (confirmed)
Acting Regional Director for Europe , World Health Organization
  • Achieving healthier and more equitable societies is the foundation of the work of the World Health Organization. The importance of delivering health equity and tackling inequalities is reflected in numerous political and international commitments adopted by countries in the European Region. The principles of leaving no one behind and creating conditions for all people to flourish underpin the strategic objectives in Health 2020 to improve health for all and to reduce inequities within and between countries, the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and WHO’s Thirteenth General Programme of Work, 2019–2023.
  • Whilst these global and regional agendas provide the framing and context, it is at the local level where progress towards health equity can be achieved. The WHO European Healthy Cities Network serves as a 30 year platform of experience and excellence in delivering health equity at the local level in cities and towns across the European Region.
09:40 Developing an integrated depression pathway - a partnership approach
Dr David Smart (confirmed)
Clinical Director, General Practice Alliance (GPA)
  • Why depression was chosen as a priority focus area in Northampton
  • How the different stakeholders across health and social care were brought together
  • The development of a High Value Integrated Depression Pathway covering:
    • Social prescribing
    • Optimised primary care pharmacological pathway implementing NICE guidelines
    • Secondary care Treatment Resistant Depression pathway
  • Incorporating digital technology to support implementation of the pathway
  • Partnership working through the project and the value working with different organisations has provided
  • The outcomes so far

Lundbeck Ltd. have provided financial support for venue hire, catering, and exhibition space. They have had no influence over the content or organisation of the meeting, aside from the sponsored Headline Partner session marked in the programme.

09:55 Morning Q&A Panel Debate 1
10:15-11:00 Coffee & Networking
11:00-12:05 2nd Morning Plenary
11:00 The West Midlands: Inclusive Growth and health inequalities – there has to be another way!
Martin Reeves (confirmed)
Chief Executive, Coventry City Council
  • The West Midlands has the highest economic growth rate outside of London.
  • The West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) with its first ever Directly Elected Mayor serves a total population of over 4 million people.
  • The region’s health profiles evidence significant, enduring health inequalities with for example over one-third of its young children not considered to be school-ready.
  • Focused approaches to mental health (through the Thrive Programme) and a social movement to increase levels of physical activity across the region (through West Midlands on the Move) have had positive impacts already.
  • The WMCA has created an inclusive Growth Unit to ensure that all of its massive economic assets and growth potential connects to all of its people and all of its places.
11:15 PHE’s Joint Strategic Framework on Health Inequalities
Professor John Newton (confirmed)
National Director of Health Improvement, Public Health England

The persistence of inequalities in health is one of society’s greatest challenges and the need to address them lies at the heart of PHE’s mission. The presentation will provide an overview of a programme of work PHE, ADPH and LGA are developing to support local areas to reduce health inequalities through a place based approach. This work will begin with the publication of a framework for taking a place based approach to reduce health inequalities, alongside supporting materials including slides, data packs and self-assessment guides.

11:30 Taking a health in all policies approach: learning from other countries
Claire Greszczuk (confirmed)
Public Health Specialty Registrar, The Health Foundation
  • Stories from around the world: case studies of other countries that have taken a HiAP approach and what they learnt
  • What we can learn from the case studies for a UK context
11:45 Morning Q&A Panel Debate 2
12:05-12:15 Comfort Break
12:15-12:35 Case Study 1
12:15 Transport and health: what can we achieve together?
Rebecca Fuller (confirmed)
Assistant Director, Urban Transport Group
  • Why should transport and health work together? What can the transport sector do for the health sector and vice versa?
  • To what extent are transport and health working together?
  • What happens when transport and health come together? The example of Healthy Streets.
  • Tools for collaboration
12:35-12:55 Case Study 2
12:35 My Quarter Mile, or How Intelligent Landscape Design can help to Reduce Health Inequality
Alison King (confirmed)
Principal Landscape Architect, LUC
  • Health inequality in UK has complex causes and we need solutions from a multiplicity of sources to successfully reduce it
  • How landscape architects help to provide quality green space in deprived neighbourhoods
  • Cross-disciplinary thinking required both in local government and across professions (e.g. transport engineers and ecologists)
  • Walking as a ‘miracle drug’ but people must want to go outside – the power of small improvements on the doorstep; 'my quarter mile' 
  • Case study example 1 – Hamiltonhill Claypits, Glasgow; paths to health equality
  • Case study example 2 – Hounslow Active, London; good habits start young
12:55-13:15 Case Study 3
12:55 Playing hard to get - Investing in play for children’s physical and mental wellbeing
Michael Follett (confirmed)
Director, Founder, OPAL Outdoor Play & Learning CIC

The presentation will describe how the OPAL Primary Programme has improved play for 500,000 children. 

It will show that a strategic approach to play development in play in schools:

  • Is achievable within 18 months  and produces sustainable results
  • Is an extremely cost effective way to improve activity and well-being for all primary aged children
  • Is especially effective in improving outcomes for children who do not engage in sports and PE based initiatives

These benefits could be delivered for under £50 fixed cost per child and sustained for under £20 per year per child

13:15-14:15 Lunch & Networking
14:15-15:00 3 x 45 Minute Concurrent Plenaries
14:15 Workshop A - Guy Whittle Auditorium - Workplace Health and Wellbeing
Stephen Humphreys (confirmed)
Country Director – UK & Ireland, GoodHabitz

At GoodHabitz we passionately believe that happy and healthy employees are more productive and engaged:

  • Driving engagement through learning
  • Focus on personal wellbeing, mental health and development skills
  • Creating access to learning for all
14:15 Workshop B - Seminar Suite - Challenging inactivity amongst our next generation
Dean Horridge (confirmed)
Founder – CEO, Fit For Sport
  • Challenging Inactivity
  • Child Obesity Landscape
  • Measuring Activity Levels
14:15 Workshop C - Naim Dangoor Auditorium - Demystifying Digital Transformation
Nathan Baranowski (confirmed)
Managing Director, OJO Solutions

There is no doubt digital is changing the way we live our lives. Disrupting the way we want to be informed and access services to how we educate our selves in self-help-google first world. Yet the NHS continues to be challenged by continued growing demand and struggling to use digital to create the necessary efficiencies to meet an ever complex and demanding population.

In this interactive session we will demystify the digital transformation journey, explore the benefits and challenges to delivering successful digital services, what these might look like and the types of tools and technologies that can help deliver simple yet effective solutions to meet our needs.  

#Digital Transformation #Digital Maturity #Apps #Big Data #AI #Machine Learning #Interoperability

15:00-15:10 Comfort Break
15:10-16:20 Afternoon Plenary
15:10 Chair`s Introduction to the Afternoon
Sue Lloyd (confirmed)
Executive Policy Lead, UK Faculty of Public Health
15:20 Tackling health challenges affecting people in urban, diverse and deprived areas
Jon Siddall (confirmed)
Director of Funding, Guys & St Thomas’ Charity

Guy’s and St Thomas’ Charity focuses on urban health, working with partners to tackle major health issues affecting people living in south London’s Lambeth and Southwark.  Through programmes on childhood obesity and people living with multiple long-term conditions the Charity is starting to better understand the complex relationship between income and health.  By taking a systems approach, based on evidence and focused on outcomes, the Charity aims to demonstrate what works for anyone tackling similar issues in inner cities.

15:35 The Local Authority Declaration on Healthy Weight: Sharing the Learning
Robin Ireland (confirmed)
Director of Research, Health Equalities Group

Robin will describe the Whole Systems Approach to Healthy Weight developed in North West England with the support of local Directors of Public Health. A Local Authority Declaration was developed after widespread consultation. The Declaration was first adopted by Blackpool Council in 2016 and their approach was followed by other local authorities in the NW before being taken on elsewhere in Yorkshire and Humber and SW England with the support of PHE and the ADPH.

15:50 Place based Public Health in The 21st Century
James Williams (confirmed)
Director of Public Health, Medway Council

An innovative approach to influence system change and deliver measurable population outcomes at the local level

  • Background to the development of the Collaborative Working Agreement System in Medway
  • Insight regarding how to address challenges related to cultural change at the local level
  • Examples of successful outcomes attributable to the introduction of CWA’s in Medway
16:05 Afternoon Q&A Panel Debate
16:20-16:25 Chairs Closing Remarks
16:25-17:00 Coffee & Networking
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