Training opportunities to support tackling health inequalities across Cheshire and Merseyside

Each month, the Collaborative will be highlighting workforce development opportunities on key population health themes as part of our workforce development programme.

This month we look at health inequalities coinciding with the launch of All Together Fairer – a landmark health inequalities report for Cheshire and Merseyside.

Health inequalities stem from variations in the wider determinants of health and the presence of, or access, to psycho-social mediating and protective factors – this means that people do not have the same opportunities to be healthy.

Public Health England has published its Health Equity Assessment Tool (HEAT), an essential guide for those working in the health and public health arenas to apply a strong inequalities and equity focus to their work. The HEAT e-learning programme, which has been developed with Health Education England, supports the use of the tool, providing the context and purpose, outlining the benefits of using the tool and taking the learner step-by-step through each stage.

HEAT is intended to be used by a wide range of professionals who want to make a difference in relation to inequalities in their services and work programmes. This includes professionals working at a national and local level and those working with commissioners or providers.

The programme has been jointly developed with PHE Centres and Regions and their wider stakeholder audience. For more information about the programme, including details on how to access, click here.

Other resources

  • Population Health Toolkit

Population Health aims to improve the health of an entire population and reduce health inequalities. The Population Health Toolkit supports learners by providing links to free resources that are mapped to the 11 core curriculum areas and learning objectives. Access it here.

  • Health Equalities Framework

The Health Equalities Framework is designed to provide practitioners with a practical introduction to the Health Equalities Framework tool. Access it here.

Learning related to key Marmot principles

1. Giving every child the best start in life

2. Enable all children, young people, and adults to maximise their capabilities and have control over their lives

3. Create fair employment and good work for all

  • The Liverpool City Region has developed a charter for fair employment available here
  • All our Health – workplace health

 4. Ensure a healthy standard of living for all

 5. Create and develop healthy and sustainable places and communities

If you would like more information, please contact Steve Peters, Programme Manager for Cheshire and Merseyside Population Health Workforce Development via