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Events Health and Inequalities Conference, Centre for Health and Development

Date:
Time: - 5pm
Location: Ashley Building, Staffordshire University
Leek Road, Stoke-on-Trent, ST4 2DF
Category: Conference

Economic, environmental and health inequalities in a time of austerity

The Centre for Health and Development (CHAD) at Staffordshire University is collaborating with the Faculty of Public Health (FPH) on this year's CHAD Annual Health and Inequalities Conference in Stoke.

There is overwhelming evidence that deprivation is associated with worse physical, social and mental health and well-being. Those living with greater levels of deprivation experience both higher exposures to social and environmental stressors, often simultaneously, and are more vulnerable to the health damaging consequences of these exposures. It is also clear that austerity policies implemented since the 2007-8 financial crisis have exacerbated both deprivation and its impacts.

This conference will present some of the most recent and emerging research around the themes of living, moving and economic inequalities together with examples of good practice in collaborative public health responses. Keynote presentations include Professor Mark Gamsu and Professor John Middleton and workshops include Universal Credit and Personal Independent Payments, homelessness, the obesogenic environment, county lines, mental health, loan sharking, payday loans, and environmental inequalities. There will also be an exhibition of some of the best entries to the recent FPH ‘what does public health look like’ photograph competition and stalls demonstrating the work of the West Midlands National Institute of Heath Research (NIHR) Clinical Research Network, Public Health England (PHE) local data, and a collaboration between a Big Local Project and local authority public health on using data to most effectively address the effects of social and environmental inequalities in a deprived community.

The conference will start at 09.15 (registration from 08.15) and more the cost includes refreshments and lunch.

Costs to attend this conference are:

Members of Faculty of Public Health  £40
All other Public sector £50
Private sector  £100
Staffordshire University staff or student  Free
Stoke-on-Trent City Council or Staffordshire County Council employees Free

 

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