Thursday, 28 November, 2019
Leeds Marriott Hotel, 4 Trevelyan Square, Boar Lane, Leeds, LS1 6ET

This event is led by Public Health England

The Sixth Annual North of England Health Inequalities Conference will be held in Leeds on Thursday 28 and Friday 29 November.

Are we closing the health gap between and within our communities and if so, how? The conference aims to continue to raise the profile of the differences in health equitybetween the North of England and the rest of the country.

Across the two day conference, you will hear from senior civil servants, NHS organisations, public health experts, leading north-based academics and voluntary sector organisations. Speakers include Professor Dame Margaret Whitehead, WH Duncan Chair of Public Health, University of Liverpool; Dan Jarvis, Metro Mayor, South Yorkshire; Rachel Dickinson, President, Association of Directors of Children’s Services and Director, Children’s Services, Barnsley Council; Duncan Selbie, Chief Executive, Public Health England; Richard Barker, North East and Yorkshire Regional Director, NHS England; and Lord Robert Kerslake, Chair, UK2070 Commission.

Aims and objectives of the conference:     
• bring individuals across the region together to take stock of the last six years and consider whether we are closing the health gap between and within our communities

• provide an interactive platform for learning and discussions on key themes relating to the four recommendations outlined in the Due North report, emerging issues and new challenges
• showcase example of good practice and key lessons learnt across the region in keeping with themes and recommendations outlined in the Due North report
• encourage action between professionals from all sectors to work together to tackle the determinants of health.

Who should attend:

Individuals working to address health inequalities and poverty reduction, those involved in promoting economic development and healthy development in early childhood, those working in the health sector and in community development and engagement.

The conference will be of particular interest to leaders and chief executives of local authorities, portfolio holders for health and wellbeing, members of health and wellbeing boards, voluntary and community sector organisations, clinical commissioning groups and commissioners of NHS services, public health professionals and academics working in the field of public health, inclusive growth and community engagement.

You can book a place at the event here

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