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Belfast Healthy Cities

Our vision is that Belfast is recognised globally
as a healthy, equitable and sustainable city

Healthy Cities 21st Century

New Policies for a New Era: 25th Anniversary Lecture Series 2012/2013

25th Anniversary Lecture Series: Eddie RooneyGood health benefits all sectors and the whole of society by underpinning social and economic development and strengthening policies across all sectors. The economic and fiscal crisis facing many countries presents serious challenges and has the potential to undermine the positive progress that has been made on tackling health inequalities. There remains a need to tackle the challenge of improving the health of all society through a ‘health equity in all policies’ and intersectoral approach.

Belfast Healthy Cities’ 25th Anniversary Lecture Series: New Policies for a New Era, which was timed to coincide with celebrations of 25 years of Belfast as a World Health Organization Healthy City drew on local and international expertise and experience to examine how health is an issue which crosses all policy areas and demographics. Keynote speakers included Professor Ilona Kickbusch, Director, Global Health Programme, Graduate Institute of International & Development Studies; Dr Erio Ziglio, WHO Europe and Professor Alan Dyson, University of Manchester.  Local inputs were made by Public Health Agency; Belfast City Council and DHSSPS.

Lectures in Series

Thursday 25 October 2012: Health Inequalities, New Policies for a New Era

Thursday 8 November 2012: Creating Resilient Communities and Supportive Environments

Wednesday 12 December 2012: Investing in Children and Young People pays Dividends

Tuesday 15 January 2013: Planning and Regeneration, Sustainable and Healthy

Thursday 14 February 2013: A Life Course Approach: Healthy and Active Ageing

Tuesday 26 March 2013: Leadership and Governance for Health

The lecture series was supported by Public Health Agency.