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. How does this change affect our health? Join us to find out how living in cities can offer both advantages and risks for the health of their populations and how the health and care system can respond to this challenge. 

You'll learn about:

  • how public sector organisations in the UK and internationally use population health approaches across cities to provide better health and care services for residents through integration and devolution 
  • how cities can work to promote healthy lifestyles for their residents through safeguarding green spaces and promoting health and leisure facilities 
  • securing a safe and healthy future for young people living in cities, by tackling childhood obesity 
  • using data analysis of electronic clinical records to support the commissioning and design of services and practically integrate the health and care services each citizen receives
  • how local authorities, the NHS and third sector organisations combine forces across the UK to confront health inequalities by targeting inner city, deprived areas.

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Plenary speakers

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Tom Riordan

Chief Executive, Leeds City Council

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Gabriella Gomez-Mont

Director and Founder, Laboratorio para la Ciudad

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Martin Reeves

Chief Executive, Coventry City Council

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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

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Warren Heppolette

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

Programme

8.30am

Registration opens, exhibition and networking

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

Cllr Judith Blake, Leader, Leeds City Council

10.05amWelcome and introduction

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.

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

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

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

Sarah McCready, Project Lead, Healthy New Towns, Barking Riverside
  • 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.

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

David Buck, Senior Fellow, Public Health and Inequalities, The King's Fund
  • 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

Liz Gaulton, Acting Director Public Health, 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

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

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

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

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

Breakout D: Using data to improve health population

11.40amWelcome and introduction

  • The role of health intelligence and innovation in health improvement and population health management.

11.50amLearning health system: cycles of improvement

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.

3.00-4.00pm

Closing plenary

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

3.00pmWelcome back

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

3.05pmVideo 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.

3.20pmKeynote speech: Health as a tool for social inclusion

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Martin Reeves, Chief Executive, Coventry City Council
  • How health care strategy can change the face of modern cities and reduce inequalities.

3.40pmVideo 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.

4.00pmClose of conference

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  • 15 per cent discount for 5-6 people
  • 20 per cent discount for 7 or more people. 

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