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Over 400 colleagues from across the area and beyond took part in the Health Inequalities Academy launch which took place from 3 to 5 February 2021. The event provided the opportunity to hear from a stellar line-up of regional and national experts about the work taking place, before and during Covid-19, to address health inequalities.
Day 2 of the event also included the launch of the Reducing Inequalities in Communities Programme, a collaborative approach to closing the health gap in central Bradford.
“An amazing session, very insightful and informative. The videos were fab! Great to hear about evidence based local interventions that are truly making a difference,” said one attendee.
The Health Inequalities Academy brought together learning, experiences and plans for further action to be delivered by the health, care, community and voluntary services organisations that make up the partnership. We’ll publish more details about that work soon. For example, on day three we were joined by The Health and Care Champions, a group of adults with disabilities who work with us to discuss health inequalities and create change within health care organisations.
The commitment of influential national and regional leaders to our Health Inequalities Academy event was confirmation of how serious these issues are. As a health and care system we have a number of big ambitions for addressing inequalities and we will use our enhanced knowledge about the people who have been disproportionately affected through the COVID-19 pandemic to build robust plans for interventions that will help us take them beyond the current crisis and into a better future.
There's more information about the launch, and the amazing line-up of guest speakers and presenters, in our Health Inequalities Academy launch event programme.
Guest speakers included:
Robin Tuddenham - Co-chair of our Improving Population Health Programme
Dr James Thomas - Co-chair of our Improving Population Health Programme
Sarah Muckle - Director of Public Health, Bradford
Dr Owen Williams - OBE CEO for Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust
Alison Lowe - CEO for Touchstone Leeds and Non-Executive Director at Leeds Community Health Care NHS Trust
Lord Victor Adebowale - Chair, NHS Confederation
Professor Dame Donna Kinnair - CEO, the Royal College of Nursing
Professor John Wright - Bradford Institute of Health Research
Pip Goff - Volition Director and VCSE representative for Improving Population Health
Professor Kate Pickett - Professor of Epidemiology, Deputy Director of the Centre for Future Health, University of York
Emily Parry-Harries - Consultant in Public Health, Kirklees Council and Chair of West Yorkshire and Harrogate Prevention Network
Professor Chris Bentley - Equity and Health Inequalities Teams of Public Health England and NHS England/Improvement
Professor Edward Kunonga - Consultant in Public Health, County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust;
Tees Esk and Wear Valley NHS Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
Dr Sohail Abbas - Chair of West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health Inequalities Network
Professor Mark Gamsu - School of Health and Community Studies, Leeds Beckett University
Toni Williams - Consultant in Public Health, Deputy Director Health and Wellbeing, Public Health England, Yorkshire and Humber
Dr Shahed Ahmad - National Clinical Director, Cardiovascular Disease Prevention, NHS England
Mark Burns-Williamson OBE - Police and Crime Commissioner for West Yorkshire