Virtual event: link will be sent once registered
Despite the well-established effects of places and communities on health and inequalities, little is known about the local effects of changes to economic systems and their impacts on food, housing, transport and welfare.
Local economic changes and external shocks are known to have major implications for all sectors.
It is also now clear that the health of the poor are most at risk when these shocks occur.
This major national research programme aims to assist local and national practitioners to understand how place-centred public health initiatives can be planned and delivered with limited and changing local resources to help reduce health inequalities. Further information on this research can be found here.
This webinar will present and discuss early findings from the programme and initiate a discussion of how they apply to the COVID and post-COVID era.
The webinar will include presentations on the latest research from the programme. Attendees can learn about:
– Local government funding cuts and their consequences for health equity
– Food outlet data and its uses for local authorities
– Food advertising in transport settings
– Attendees will have a chance to discuss findings and feedback to presenters
– Facilitated discussion on place-centred public health in the COVID era: how can researchers, policy-makers and the public hear each other views on priorities, problems and solutions.
The Programme is made up of two workstreams covering local public health strategies, food interventions and transport interventions. We will present early findings from projects from each strand. Following each 10 minute presentation, we will use breakout rooms to discuss reactions with fellow attendees and then return to the plenary for a Q&A with the speaker.
14:05 Welcome, Introduction and Overview of the Programme. Professor Matt Egan (LSHTM).
14:15 Session 1: Local authority budgets and health. Professor Ben Barr (LiLaC) and colleagues. View the slides here.
14:45 Session 2: Media responses to food advertising regulation linked to Transport for London. Dr Claire Thompson (University of Hertfordshire) and colleagues. View the slides here.
15:15 Session 3: Putting local authority food outlet data on the map – what’s next? Dr Heather Brown (Fuse, Newcastle University) and colleagues. View the slides here.
15:45 Feedback from Places and Communities public representatives. Margaret Ogden (Places and Communities Public Involvement Group) and colleagues.
15:55 Wrap-up and Webinar Ends
How to register
Registration is now closed as the webinar has taken place.
The presentations are available by clicking the links on the session in the agenda above. The recording is available below.
There were a couple of (external) links mentioned during the presentations;
– Place based longitudinal data resource: https://pldr.org/
– Sustain – Sustain advocates food and agriculture policies and practices that enhance the health and welfare of people and animals, improve the working and living environment, promote equity and enrich society and culture website – https://www.sustainweb.org/