Extending influence to promote health and wellbeing
Thursday 9 March 2017, London
Our joint LGA/ADPH conference on public health will explore and build on the challenging, innovative work being undertaken by councils and public health teams with their partners and local communities. Local authorities continue to make progress on improving health and wellbeing and tackling health inequalities since public health was formally transferred from the NHS in April 2013. The synergies between public health and local government are now beginning to pay off. At a time of great financial difficulty, Directors of Public Health are acting as ‘boundary scanners’, bringing together interesting partnerships from different sectors to meet wide-ranging objectives with maximum efficiency and effectiveness. As public health teams become more conversant with the details of local government’s activities, and as council staff develop a greater understanding of their own areas’ impact on health, new partnerships are developing.
Join us at this popular health conference of the year where we will explore the continuing impact of the transition for councils, their partners and local communities.
Confirmed speakers include Nicola Blackwood MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Public Health and Innovation and Professor Sir Michael Marmot, Director of the Institute of Health Equity at UCL. There will be many opportunities to hear keynote addresses and take part in plenary sessions, participatory breakouts and networking sessions.
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