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Healthy Cities 21st Century

Capacity Building Workshop Series 2014/15 Learning from WHO Healthy Cities

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Wednesday 10 December 2014    

Health Literacy in a Healthy City: Making the Case and Taking Action

Confirmed speakers: Dr Michael McBride, Chief Medical Officer for Northern Ireland; Christine Hoy, Primary Care Development Unit, Health and Social Care Alliance, Scotland; Linda Clark, Stoke-on-Trent and Fergus Dolan, National Adult Literacy Agency, Ireland.

Facilitator: Erica Ison, WHO Expert Advisor

Health Literacy implies achievement of a level of knowledge, personal skills, and confidence to take  action to  improve personal and community health by changing personal lifestyles and living conditions.  This workshop will explore an understanding of Health Literacy within the context of Belfast, look at models of practice locally and across the UK and agree a way forward.

Health Literacy implies achievement of a level of knowledge, personal skills, and confidence to take action to improve personal and community health by changing personal lifestyles and living conditions. The International Survey of Adult Skills 2012 assessed adult literacy, numeracy and problem solving in Northern Ireland and identified 18% of the working age population as performing at the lowest levels of literacy. Research has clearly identified the link between adult literacy and health literacy, making this a critical issue for population health.

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Thursday 29 January 2015       1 hour sessions

WHO Health Economic Assessment Tool (HEAT)

Facilitator: Dr Nick Cavill, WHO HEAT Expert

The implementation of the Health Economic Assessment Tool (HEAT) during planning processes can maximise benefits from investment in and development of walking and cycling infrastructure. This workshop will stimulate debate around the co-benefits of walking and cycling for health and economics. It will also provide an opportunity to look at best practice examples of collaborative planning for health. The tool will be demonstrated using existing or planned walking and cycling infrastructure in Belfast.

 

Thursday 26 February 2015     

Inequalities and Poverty: definitions and tools for action

Facilitator: Erica Ison, WHO Expert Advisor

Whole of government and whole of society approaches have been suggested as the ideal approach to tackle inequalities in health.  This workshop will be an opportunity to identify definitions of inequalities and poverty, highlight work being carried out locally to address these issues and explore tools for action.