Edinburgh, Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh. 9 Queen Street, Edinburgh, EH2 1JQ
The Committee of the Faculty of Public Health in Scotland is running a study day on Public Health Advocacy. The study day is free for members of the Faculty of Public Health. There is a cost of £50 (plus vat and charges) for non-members, which is the equivalent of the cost of associate membership. If you join as an associate, this cost will be waived and you will be able to access the benefits of associate membership.
Confirmed speakers include Prof. Kat Smith, Professor of Public Health Policy & Director of Research, University of Edinburgh and Prof. Paul Cairney, Professor of Politics and Public Policy at the University of Stirling.
Aim: to increase the participants’ knowledge, skills and understanding with regard to political advocacy in Scotland, in order to contribute to the advocacy work of the Faculty of Public Health.
Learning Objectives: By the end of the day participants should be able to
Describe the structure of the Scottish Parliament – what it does, and how it works
Explain the evidence base underpinning Public Health Advocacy
Apply theories of advocacy in practice
Describe the structures of the Scottish Government and have an increased awareness and understanding of health policy, what it is and how it works
Reflect on the experiences of Public Health Advocacy in Practice
Compare and contrast theory and practice of public health advocacy
Create and explore ways to advocate for FPH priorities in Scotland
Please make us aware of any requirements you may have around matters of diet, communication support, faith, access, physical mobility or any other area so we can make appropriate arrangements for you to attend this event.
Arrival, Tea & Coffee
Introduction & Housekeeping Rebecca Campbell, Co-chair of CFPHS Advocacy Subgroup
Perceptions of ‘public health advocacy’ and the role of public health research Kat Smith, Professor of Public Health Policy, University of Edinburgh
Five ways to respond to the limits of 'evidence based policy making'? Paul Cairney, Professor of Politics and Public Policy, University of Stirling
The workings of the Parliament and Government in Scotland & opportunities for advocacy Elspeth Molony, Organisational Lead for Policy and Outcomes, Health Scotland
Public Health Advocacy in Practice – as Public Health Specialist Lesley Graham, Public Health Specialist, NSS and SHAAP
Public Health Advocacy in Practice – Third Sector perspectives Sheila Duffy, Chief Executive, ASH Scotland
Improve health for future generations: Tamasin Knight, CPHM, NHS Tayside
Integrated public transport & active travel: Rebecca Campbell, CFPHS Advocacy Subgroup
Health in All Policies: Julie Cavanagh, Convener of FPHS/CPHM, NHS Tayside
Introduction to the afternoon task
Public Health Advocacy, workshop: how will we deliver our priorities in Scotland?