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Belfast Healthy Cities

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Healthy Cities 21st Century

Health Inequality Events and Training

Health Inequality Events and Training

Reducing Inequalities: Getting Results Flagship Training Programme

This programme aims to strengthen capacity in organizations to understand and reduce inequalities. The programme has been designed to develop a network of professionals with capacity to support effective collaboration across organizations from the public, community and voluntary sector. It provides a platform to explore recent developments in the field of inequalities, including evidence and information required to define the issues and tools and approaches available to support action.

The Reducing Inequalities: Getting Results programme has been facilitated annually for the last 3 years.  

The training took place in Derry and Strabane in 2019 in partnership with Developing Healthy Communities.  The 4 modules were delivered to 16 particpants from the Derry and Strabane area and beyond.  More details can be found here.

In 2018 the programme, which was held in Antrim, had 25 participants from a range of organisations.  Comprising again of the 4 modules, took participants from the identification and definition of inequality through to the types of successful interventions from across the World Health Organization (WHO) European Healthy Cities Network which can be transferred locally. More details here.

In 2017 the training took place in Belfast with 24 participants from a range of statutory, voluntary and community organisations.  Comprising of 4 modules, the programme provided a platform to explore the most recent developments, and enable participants to reflect on their specific role and the capacity and knowledge of their organisation to influence the magnitude of ‘striking’ inequalities. Futher details are available here.



Reducing Inequalities: Getting Results - 1 day training 

One-day training sessions with key learning from Reducing Inequalities: Getting Results are also available for delivery on request.  Please contact Anne McCusker: for further details.

Health Equity Tool: The effects of policy and other types of proposal on inequalities

one-page tool was developed with representatives from different organizations to help explore the potential effects of policy and proposals on inequalities in local communities. The tool can be used to screen policies, strategies, plans and commissioning frameworks against the potential effects of the inequalities. The tool can be used during the development or review of a policy or other types of proposal.

Reducing Inequalities: Getting Results Seminar

Belfast Healthy Cities hosted a seminar in January 2017 focusing on promising and successful approaches to tackling inequalities. Speakers demonstrated innovative approaches to resolving complex problems, highlighting specific developments and discussing the results of collaborative cross-sectoral working.  See further details here.