This event will facilitate a discussion on the existing evidence of the impact of the social determinants of health, and how charities who are interested in making the link between their work and health, might use this evidence base to do so.
Third Sector Health Outcomes Showcase Event
The difference in healthy life expectancy between those living in the least and most deprived areas of the UK is 19 years. Leeds Health and Well-being Strategy’s ambition is to be the best city for health and well-being, where the poorest improve their health the fastest. Social determinants—such as housing, education, friends and communities, family, employment and our surroundings—are increasingly recognised as the most important drivers of health outcomes and life expectancy.
Since 2015 NHS Leeds CCGs Partnerships (CCGs) together with Leeds Community Foundation (LCF) have invested over £2M in a Third Sector Health Grants programme to support new and developed local charities to improve health and well-being, prevent ill health and enable local people to lead healthier lives overall. The money has been distributed in grants to 77 local community projects, helping to support Leeds’ wider health and well-being ambitions including the shift towards prevention and self-management from traditional health care services. In addition to delivering against CCG and Leeds Plan priorities, our partnership has resulted in: increased capacity and expertise in the third sector; a local body of evidence about third sector health outcomes and also evidence of the value of working with a Community Foundation to deliver a major programme in order to support system change.
To celebrate these fantastic achievements, the CCGs and LCF are joining forces with New Philanthropy Capital (NPC) and The Institute of Health Equity (IHE) to host a showcase event to discuss the important role non-health charities play in supporting the health and well-being of our local communities and the need to effectively report and evidence health outcomes.
Bringing together key stakeholders from the health, third and private sectors, the event will also launch a newly published Evidence Review and report from NPC, IHE and The Health Foundation.
Guests will have the opportunity to join a facilitated discussion on the existing evidence of the impact of the social determinants of health and how charities who are interested in making the link between their work and health might use this evidence base to do so.
We hope you can join us for this insightful and thought-provoking event. Together we can create a city of opportunity for all.
09:00 – Arrival – registration, refreshments and Third Sector Showcase
09:45 – Presentations
11:00 – Q & A session
11.30 – Third Sector Showcase and lunch
12:30 – Event Closes
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