16th UKPHA Annual Public Health Forum

Venue: Liverpool Arena and Convention Centre

Location: Liverpool, United Kingdom

Event Date/Time: Apr 01, 2008 End Date/Time: Apr 02, 2008
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The Annual Public Health Forum is the largest multi-disciplinary public health conference in the UK, attracting up to 1,000 delegates from all parts of the UK, the Republic of Ireland and overseas.
The Forum offers a unique opportunity to learn from leading edge innovations in all parts of the UK, the Republic of Ireland and abroad, as well as showcase initiatives from Liverpool. These will all relate to the key conference themes:
Health Inequalities
– the health and wealth gaps are widening; what can we do?
· Evidence for successfully tackling health gaps
· Working with disadvantaged groups
· Community workforces - will they deliver?
· Health Equity Audits
Sustainable development
– the social, economic and environmental must-dos
· Creating and maintaining healthy neighbourhoods
· Partnerships - breaking down barriers
· New ways of working to create well-being
Anti-health forces
– fighting for health
· Nanny state vs public good –legislation or persuasion
· The spectrum of choice – who chooses; who loses?
· Social marketing – using commercial tricks
· Balancing rights – values and ethics
And these locally decided issues:
· Public health economics - answering Wanless
· Local economics and governmental interventions
· Long-term conditions - maximising health and minimising health
· Health Protection - the 21st century challenge
· Environmental determinants - the impacts of the world around us
· Keeping us safe - outbreaks, epidemics and terrorism