Open Forum Events are pleased to invite you to the Public Health: Prevention in Practice conference. This event is designed to consider the current public health challenges in the UK today and explore the policies and solutions to influence and improve the health of the nation.
Public health is about helping people to stay healthy, protecting them from threats to their health and encouraging them to minimise their risk to conditions and the impact of illness. Over history there have been significant public health initiatives that have sought to and have achieved major success, however, as is the norm, just as one solution has been sought another problem emerges.
Today there are still many challenges to overcome. Smoking remains the leading behavioural cause of premature death and of health inequalities in the UK. Alcohol and drug abuse are also major issues, whilst the obesity ‘epidemic’ seems to show no significant sign of reversal. The extended period of austerity has brought its own problems with poverty, especially food poverty, being of major concern compounding health inequalities throughout the UK. The emerging but urgent matter of Anti-Microbial Resistance (AMR) is now a new contender as a major threat to public health.
Join us at Public Health: Prevention in Practice where all the evidence will be reviewed, digested and discussed. A line up of expert speakers will highlight the main issues facing population health, consequences and possible solutions. The efficacy of the very latest initiatives and an insight as to what more can be done will be debated and opinions shared. The conference offers delegates the optimum platform for knowledge sharing, interactive conversation and peer networking.
The Public Health England (PHE) Strategic Plan sets out how the organisation intends to protect and improve the public’s health and reduce inequalities over the next 4 years. How can these aims be achieved and core functions delivered?
How is the latest research helping to shape health service design and delivery and influencing public health policy in areas such as tobacco.
Being Well Salford, provides a team of coaches, who work with individuals for up to 12 months on a one-to-one or group basis to make positive changes in terms of mood, weight, being active and smoking or alcohol intake
e are beginning to see a trend in public health tenders that is driven by the need to simplify communication with residents. Phil will brief the audience about aspirations for ‘One You Walsall’ – highlighting why this sort of tender is absolutely the best way to engage residents, and what the key considerations are in delivering this type of contract.
Better Housing, Better Health is a pilot health and housing referral scheme provided by the National Energy Foundation in partnership with 11 local authorities across Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group. The scheme aims to contribute towards the local implementation of the NICE guidelines on the health risks associated with cold homes (NG6) and reduce pressure on health services by making homes warmer and healthier places to live.
Local authority planners have a key role in creating places that enable people to stay healthy by working closely with public health practitioners, built and natural environment professionals, elected members and communities.
Developing a physical activity and sport strategy for Greater Manchester.
Over 20 years of development lead to TheWEL’s innovative model emerging in 2004 to engage with the impasse between the failure of the medical “fix-it” model in long term conditions and the rising tide of these epidemics. Over the subsequent 10 years thousands of patients and staff have accessed TheWel Programmes, with the subjective and objective evidence showing strikingly positive changes in wellbeing, wellness and self-care
How the NHS can take advantage of their own vehicles to communicate messages to the public; drive awareness of key healthcare issues and reduce costs.
Pathway has developed a simple and successful model of enhanced care co-ordination for homeless people admitted to hospital. The model of integrated care operates within NHS services, bringing together teams of NHS, local authority and voluntary sector professionals to improve healthcare for homeless peopl
Nearly a third of children in the UK aged 2–15 are overweight or obese. The risks of developing a range of diseases in the future are overwhelming including hypertension, heart disease, cancer and osteoarthritis, however, most worrying more British children than ever are developing type 2 diabetes, usually only seen in adults over 40. How will the publication of the New Strategy for Childhood Obesity and other initiatives such as the introduction of the sugar tax reverse the current trend.
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