East of England Public Health Conference 2023: Working in partnership to promote prevention and reduce health inequalities
For the first time in five years, Public Health colleagues from across different organisations in the region came together for the East of England Public Health Conference 2023 on the 27th of October.
The conference brought together practitioners, researchers and experts from across the region to share knowledge, discuss challenges and explore how we work together. The overall theme was working in partnership to promote prevention and reduce health inequalities. Across the course of the day colleagues attended sessions and interactive workshops, with speakers and presenters from over 25 different organisations across the East of England.
Contributions to Public Health in the region were celebrated, with Professor Jim McManus, National Director of Health and Wellbeing for Public Health Wales and former President of the UK Association of Directors of Public Health and Director of Public Health Hertfordshire, receiving the award for Public Health Service Leadership. Professor Carol Brayne, Co-director of Cambridge Public Health, received the award for Public Health Academic Leadership. Professor McManus and Professor Brayne were invited to reflect on Public Health in the East of England in their keynote speeches to the conference.
Organisations from across the region were invited to submit posters to share knowledge, learning and innovation on a wide range of public health issues. There was also the opportunity to have further conversations with partner organisations about their work in the marketplace drop-in area.
On behalf of the organisers and attendees, we would like to say a huge thank you to colleagues who showcased their work at the conference. Presentation slides and posters can be found below.