254050 Healthy Communities: Theory, evidence, and experience in English public health

Monday, October 31, 2011: 2:30 PM

Liam Hughes, MA, MSc, MSc (Econ), M Ed, MBA, FFPH , 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 Areas:
Implementation of health education strategies, interventions and programs
Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs
Public health or related public policy
Social and behavioral sciences
Systems thinking models (conceptual and theoretical models), applications related to public health

Learning Objectives:
Describe recent community health improvement initiatives in England. Discuss some of the key issues related to evaluating the success of these initiatives.

Keywords: Community Health Assessment, Public Health Policy

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: My work in community health development in a primary care trust and as a national adviser to the English Local Government Group, together with my academic background in education, psychology, and the applied social sciences, has equipped me to speak about healthy communities.
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.