The Health Creation Alliance 2018 Partnership Summit was a resounding success.
‘Health Creation: Wealth Creation – fighting health inequalities using community assets’, explored and identified how the various types of assets – citizen, physical and workforce – can play a role in creating health to help address the injustice of health inequalities.
Chaired by Jeanelle De Gruchy, President of the Association of Directors of Public Health, the Summit featured contributors who enable, deliver and have lived-experience of Health Creation and who have experience on how assets can be deployed to fight health inequalities.
The Summit’s partners, speakers, compelling case studies and delegates learnt about a wide-range of approaches to recognising , identifying, and deploying assets.
The learning that took place, and the outputs from the Summit, are particularly relevant in the light of the government’s NHS Long-Term Plan. Employing health creating approaches at the frontline across all services is core to achieving real reductions in health inequalities.
Health Creation Alliance statement on the Plan. Read more…
Public Heath Executive article on the Summit outputs and the Plan. Read more…
A key theme emerging from the Summit was for better education – of professionals and the public – about what ‘health’ really means. Currently people tend to associate ‘health’ with ‘the National Health Service’, whereas the World Health Organisation definition is much more relevant.
“Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity”. Constitution of the World Health Organization: Principles
As a result of this and other discussions emerging from the event, Health Creation Alliance is calling for:
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