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Health inequalities, public health, and the role of the Office for Health Improvement and Disparities

TO BE PUBLISHED February 2022

Price: £95 PLUS VAT

This conference will examine policy priorities for tackling health inequalities and improving public health.

It will be a timely opportunity to discuss priorities for the Office for Health Improvement and Disparities (OHID) and the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) following their launch - as well as the wider evolving public health landscape and the next steps for improving public health as part of the national recovery from COVID-19.

Speaking at the launch of the OHID, the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, the Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP, said:

The Office for Health Improvement and Disparities will be the driving force - across government, supported by communities, academics, industry and employers - to level up the health of our nation, which will reduce the pressure on our NHS and care services.

Areas for discussion include:

  • the scope of the OHID and priorities as it settles into its new role
  • next steps for tackling health inequalities, addressing the wider social determinants of health, and breaking the link between people’s background and their prospects for a healthy life
  • the public health impact of the pandemic, priorities for supporting UK-wide recovery and how to enable locally led approaches to public health
  • linking with the Government’s wider prevention agenda and ensuring a consistent, science-led approach to public health messages across critical areas

The conference will be an opportunity for stakeholders to consider the issues alongside key policy officials who are due to attend from the CQC; the DHSC; the OHID; the DfE; the DWP; the House of Commons Library; the NAO; the OLS; the ONS; The Scottish Government; and the Welsh Government - as well as parliamentary pass-holders from the House of Commons.

This pack includes

  • Dropbox video recording of the conference
  • PDF transcript of the discussion, including all speaker remarks and Q&A
  • PDFs of speakers' slide material (subject to permission)
  • PDFs of the delegate pack, including speaker biographies and attendee list
  • PDFs of delegate articles