Healthy cities: how to achieve a healthy population in an urban environment

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According to the World Health Organisation (WHO) now is the first time in human history that most of the world’s population lives in cities rather than in rural settings. 

Join us in Leeds to explore how local authorities, NHS and third sector organisations are responding to this challenge and working together to improve health and wellbeing in urban areas. Be inspired by international examples and learn how towns and cities across England are:

  • taking different approaches to devolution
  • integrating health and care services
  • tackling health inequalities
  • empowering citizens to act regarding their health
  • promoting healthy lifestyles for residents
  • tackling childhood obesity
  • using data to improve population health.

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Event partner

This event is being run in partnership with Leeds Health and Wellbeing Board.

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Speakers include

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Dr Sara McCafferty

Senior Strategy Programme Manager, Healthy New Towns Programme, NHS England

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Tom Riordan

Chief Executive, Leeds City Council

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Michael Wood

Local Growth Advisor, NHS Confederation

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Gabriella Gomez-Mont

Director and Founder, Laboratorio para la Ciudad

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Warren Heppolette

Executive Lead, Strategy and System Development, Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership

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Kieron Boyle

Chief Executive, Guy's and St Thomas' Charity

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Dr Sonia Angell

Deputy Commissioner, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

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Will Tuckley

Co-Chair, London Health and Care Strategic Partnership Board, and Chief Executive, London Borough of Tower Hamlets

Programme

8.30am

Registration opens, exhibition and networking

9.00-9.45am

Breakfast session: Leicester changing diabetes

This session is hosted by Novo Nordisk. 

9.00-9.45amLeicester changing diabetes

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Dr Sophie O'Connell, Research Associate, Leicester Diabetes Centre

Urban environments are already home to two-thirds of people with Type 2 diabetes. 

The Cities Changing Diabetes programme was developed to get cities worldwide to set goals and design interventions to drive down the number of people with Type 2 diabetes in their city. 

Since the programme was launched in 2014, a total of 12 cities, including Copenhagen, Rome, and Beijing, have joined in a bid to tackle the increased risk of Type 2 diabetes. 

Leicester are the first city in the UK to join the programme and in this session you will hear how they are working to address urban health related to diabetes in the city.  

10.00-11.20am

Opening plenary: Different approaches to devolution: a tale of three cities

Leeds, Manchester, London: these cities have all given devolution top priority in their public health agendas. Hear from three senior executives on their efforts to localise decision-making. 

10.00amWelcome and setting the scene

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Cllr Judith Blake, Leader, Leeds City Council

10.05amWelcome and introduction

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David Buck, Senior Fellow, Public Health and Inequalities, The King’s Fund
  • Leeds, Manchester, London: these cities have all given devolution top priority in their public health agendas. Hear from three senior executives on their efforts to localise decision-making. 

10.10amDevolution in Leeds

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Tom Riordan, Chief Executive, Leeds City Council
  • Moving towards devolution by integrating health and care services. 
  • How to prepare for the passing of power from central government to city councils.

10.25amThe London health and care devolution

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Will Tuckley, Co-Chair, London Health and Care Strategic Partnership Board, and Chief Executive, London Borough of Tower Hamlets
  • The benefits to Londoners: unlocking opportunities for prevention, estates and integration.
  • Lessons learned so far from devolving power locally and how experience from the devolution process can inform future action.

10.40amDevolution in Greater Manchester

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Warren Heppolette, Executive Lead, Strategy and System Development, Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership
  • The benefits of giving local people the power to take charge of health and wellbeing in their communities. 
  • Highlighting priorities for tackling a diverse population's health problems.

10.55amA seat at the table: bringing the NHS into devolution

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Michael Wood, Local Growth Advisor, NHS Confederation
  • Aligning emerging sustainability and transformation partnership (STP) and integrated care system (ICS) plans with the changing governance of the 'place'
  • Maximising the social and economic value of the NHS in your local area

11.40am-12.40pm

Breakout A: Healthy New Towns

Learn about the 10 Healthy New Towns demonstrator sites across England, where public health is included in urban planning from the first day of housing development.

11.40amWelcome and introduction

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Cllr Rebecca Charlwood, Executive Member for Health, Wellbeing and Adults, Leeds City Council
  • Learn about the ten Healthy New Towns demonstrator sites across England, where public health is included in urban planning from the first day of housing development.

11.45amNew towns, healthy from day one

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Dr Sara McCafferty, Senior Strategy Programme Manager, Healthy New Towns Programme, NHS England
  • How population health can be delivered by integrating health and care services as new towns are built and take shape.

12.05pmIncrease healthy life expectancy in Barking

  • In Barking Riverside, 10,800 homes are being built on an ex-brownfield site, with a focus on urban and housing design to promote healthy lifestyles and help people remain independent for longer.

Sarah McCready, Project Lead, Healthy New Towns, Barking Riverside, NHS England
Mark Harrod, Director, KYMA Consulting and Health and Wellbeing Hub Lead for Cranbrook, Barking Riverside and Southwark New Town
 

Breakout B: Cities: tackling health inequalities

Discover how local authorities and NHS trusts aim to intervene and assuage the profound impact inequality has on people's health.

11.40amWelcome and introduction

Ian Cameron, Director of Public Health, Leeds City Council
  • How local authorities and NHS trusts aim to intervene and assuage the profound impact inequality has on people's health.

11.45amCoventry: commitment to rapid change

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Liz Gaulton, Director of Public Health and Wellbeing, Coventry City Council
  • How working in partnership influences the social determinants of health and accelerates progress in a city focusing on achieving wellbeing for every citizen.

12.00pmSheffield: health as an issue of society at large

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Greg Fell, Director of Public Health, Sheffield
  • Reframing health inequalities: why reaching into the biomedical toolbox should not be the only approach. 

12.15pmFighting the childhood obesity crisis

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Kieron Boyle, Chief Executive, Guy's and St Thomas' Charity
  • Tackling health inequalities through a place-based approach: a step-change impact in urban, diverse and deprived areas of South London. 
  • How to win the battle against long-term conditions and childhood obesity.

Breakout C: Involving citizens in improving population health

Living in a big city can make an individual feel insignificant in the process of decision-making. Learn how to empower and engage citizens to act regarding their health and ensure they are heard.
 

11.40amWelcome and introduction

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Tony May, Programme Manager Health Innovation, The Young Foundation
  • Living in a big city can make an individual feel insignificant in the process of decision-making. 
  • How to empower and engage citizens to act regarding their health and ensure they are heard.

11.45amCommunities Driving Change

Tony May, Programme Manager Health Innovation, The Young Foundation
  • How Tower Hamlet's Communities Driving Change programme takes local people's ideas and turns them into reality.

12.00pmThe Leeds DNA

  • Learn about the asset-based community development (ABCD) approach: why Leeds starts with local strengths when designing policy and how to keep it citizen-led.

Tony Cooke, Chief Officer, Health Partnerships, Leeds City Council
Mick Ward, Chief Officer, Transformation and Innovation Adults and Health, Leeds City Council
Jim Barwick, Chief Executive, Leeds Primary Care Network
Gaynor Connor, Associate Director of Primary Care, NHS Leeds South and East 

Citizens and volunteers will discuss their experience in taking responsibility for their public health governance.

12.20pmPersonalising care

StJohn Livesey, GP, Clinical Director for Urgent Care, Sheffield CCG
  • Hear what happens when public health meets personalisation. Are we able to support those on the frontline to deliver care based on personal preference rather than health outcomes?  

12.30pmQuestions and discussion

Breakout D: Using data to improve health population

11.40amWelcome and introduction

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Harry Evans, Researcher, Policy, The King's Fund
  • The role of health intelligence and innovation in health improvement and population health management.

11.50amLearning health system: cycles of improvement

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Professor Niels Peek, Director, Greater Manchester Connect Health City
  • How to harness the power of data and analytics to learn from every patient, creating new knowledge and facilitating best practice by feeding this back to clinicians and public health professionals.
     

12.10pmThe Great North Care Record: integrating data in Newcastle

  • How key information such as diagnoses, medications and treatments are shared between every health care service involved in a patient's health.

Dr Nick Booth, Strategic Advisor in Health Informatics, Newcastle University and Chief Informatics Officer, Connected Health Cities  
Louise Wilson, Professional Engagement Lead, Connected Health Cities

1.40-2.40pm

Breakouts repeated

The morning's breakouts will be repeated here to allow delegates to attend two sessions.

3.00-4.30pm

Closing plenary

We'll be joined by speakers from WHO, Laboratorio para la Ciudad and the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.

3.00pmWelcome back

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Chris Naylor, Senior Fellow, Policy, The King's Fund

3.05pmKeynote address: the synergies between WHO Healthy Cities projects and other urban focused health initiatives

Speakers:

  • Monika Kosinska, Programme Manager, Governance for Health, WHO Regional Office for Europe
  • Professor John Ashton, Senior Consultant Advisor, European WHO Healthy Cities Network

3.25pmVideo link: The New York City approach

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Dr Sonia Angell, Deputy Commissioner, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
  • How to use regulation and legislative levers to tackle unhealthy diets and smoking and help New Yorkers lead healthier lives.

3.45pmVideo link: Mexico City – keeping a 22 million population healthy

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Gabriella Gomez-Mont, Director and Founder, Laboratorio para la Ciudad
  • A mega-city as an urban live laboratory driving innovation: how Mexico City fills the gap between civil society and government in delivering public health services.

4.05pmQuestions and discussion

4.20pmClosing comments

4.30pmClose of conference

Exhibitors

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