Public Health: Prevention in Practice
- 08:30 - 17:00
- Manchester Conference Centre
Alex joined the National Energy Foundation in 2014 and is responsible for leading innovative projects to improve health and wellbeing through practical energy efficiency improvements and advice. With a BA in Land Economy from the University of Cambridge, she has a background in reviewing public sector approaches to improving energy efficiency and affordable warmth.
Alex currently manages Better Housing Better Health, a 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 implement 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. As Project Manager, Alex worked with stakeholders to develop a practical and replicable referral mechanism and has provided training for over 100 frontline health and social care professionals.