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Public Health Spaces: A Vision for the Public's Health

11th July 2024, 4:00pm - 5:00pm , Online

The Faculty is delighted to announce the second session of our Public Health Spaces initiative.

These regular meetings aim to support Faculty members in addressing the future challenges in public health by providing an informal platform for peer-learning.

For this session, we will be joined by FPH President Professor Kevin Fenton, who will present the Faculty's new Vision for the Public’s Health

Our Vision sets out 50 pragmatic, evidence-informed recommendations for the next UK Government to improve health and tackle inequalities, from creating a smokefree generation and introducing a new Child Poverty Act, to delivering measures to accelerate the transition from fossil fuels to renewable energies.

Developed by the Faculty Board and representing the interests of FPH members working at local, regional, national, and international level, this Vision outlines four priority areas to advance public health, reduce inequalities, and boost economic productivity:  

  1. Promote policies and programmes that improve the health and wellbeing of people and communities and tackle health inequalities.
  2. Tackle poverty to ensure everyone has the chance to live a long and healthy life.
  3. Protect the nation from infectious diseases and prepare for health threats and emergencies.
  4. Increase investment in public health and prevention as assets for society, and make health a priority for cross-government action.

Professor Kevin Fenton's presentation will be followed by reflections from:

  • Helene Denness, FPH Board Member for East Midlands; Deputy Director of Public Health, North Northamptonshire Council
  • Cat Pinho Gomes, Chair of the FPH Specialty Registrars Committee; NIHR Clinical Lecturer in Public Health Medicine, Institute of Health Informatics, University College London
  • Catherine Mbema, FPH Board Member for London; Director of Public Health, Lewisham Council

The biographies of all speakers are available here.

This event is open to FPH members only. 

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