253788 Community development for health and measures of success

Tuesday, November 1, 2011: 2:50 PM

Liam Hughes , Healthy Communities, Local Government Improvement and Development Agency, London, United Kingdom
This presentation will describe recent English policy initiatives to promote healthy communities, and examine their theoretical frameworks, use of evidence and local experience about “what works”. It will also consider the potential improvements and possible pitfalls associated with the proposed new public health system for England, which will give a more central role to local councils and introduce a greater emphasis on the wider determinants of health, health-supporting behaviours and the lifecourse.

Learning Objectives:
Demonstrate and describe the recent community health improvement initiatives in England. Discuss some of the key issues related to evaluating their success.

Keywords: Community-Based Public Health, Public Health Policy

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have appropriate knowledge, skills and experience to design and deliver an educationally rich session on community health development and evidence: - National Adviser for Healthy Communities at the Local Govt. Group in England (this program works to develop confidence and capacity for community health improvement in England, and has included involvement in national policy development and local implementation) - author /editor/ commissioner of a series of publications about local government and health - Until 2010, Associate Senior Fellow at Warwick Business School, esp. re public value and health - Previously, CX of East Leeds PCT and Strategic Director, Health and Communities, Bradford Council - Non-executive director of the Health Development Agency 2000 -2005 and current member, NIHR advisory board - Qualifications include masters in psychiatric social work and applied social science; developmental and neuro-psychology; education; management; and policy sciences - experienced facilitator , presenter and educationalist in this field - recently awarded Fellowship by Distinction of the Faculty for Public Health
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.