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.
- 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
- Child Health – learning pathway covering health and wellbeing topics such as childhood obesity, vaccinations and mental health and wellbeing
- Children and Young People with Mental Health Needs, Autism or Learning Disability – learning pathway
- Healthy Child Programme – focusses on the health and wellbeing of children in the early stages of life from pregnancy through to the first five years of life
- All our Health – best start in life, childhood obesity, child oral health, early adolescence, county lines, immunisation
2. Enable all children, young people, and adults to maximise their capabilities and have control over their lives
- Safeguarding children and young people
- Safeguarding Adults
- All our Health – healthy aging, dementia, trauma informed practice
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
- All our Health
- Helping people living in cold homes
- All our Health – physical activity, misuse of drugs, alcohol, homelessness, CVD, musculoskeletal health, sexual health, social prescribing, smoking, trauma informed practice, adult obesity
- Health Weight Coach Training Programme
- Nutrition and Obesity
5. Create and develop healthy and sustainable places and communities
- Environmentally sustainable healthcare
- All our Health – clean air, climate change
If you would like more information, please contact Steve Peters, Programme Manager for Cheshire and Merseyside Population Health Workforce Development via firstname.lastname@example.org