Addressing the social determinants of health is the key to tackling the unfair health inequalities in the UK. Reforms in the Health and Social Care Act emphasised the need for an integrated approach to improving healthcare. This conference examined the progress on integrated approaches to health, took stock of health inequalities in the UK, gave an honest examination of the research gaps, and fostered cross-sector collaborations.
Professor Dame Sally Davies, Chief Medical Officer for England, gave the keynote address at this forum, which was intended to build networks among academic researchers, national-level public health bodies, and public health officials within local government.
The Chief Medical Officer’s first annual report, published in November 2012, formed the outline for discussions on how to integrate social conditions into the delivery of health outcomes.
Professor Dame Sally Davies, Chief Medical Officer for England
Councillor Sir Merrick Cockell, Chairman, Local Government Association
Dr Ann Marie Connolly, Director of Health Equity and Impact, Public Health England
Professor Michael Depledge, University of Exeter
Professor Anne Ellaway, University of Glasgow
Dr Tom Fowler, Locum Consultant Epidemiologist, Public Health England
Professor Peter Goldblatt, Deputy Director UCL Institute of Health Equity
Dr Ann Hagell, Research Lead, Association for Young Peoples Health
Professor Yvonne Kelly, Lifecourse Epidemiology, University College London
Sir Jonathan Michael, FRCP, Chief Executive, Oxford University Hospitals, NHS Trust
Emma Rigby, Chief Executive, Association for Young Peoples Health
Duncan Selbie, Chief Executive, Public Health England
Professor Tom Kirkwood, Associate Dean for Ageing, Newcastle University
Julia Unwin, Chief Executive, Joseph Rowntree Foundation
Debbie Abrahams MP for Oldham East and Saddleworth
Lawrence Ashelford, Director of Strategy, Policy and Planning, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Dr Jeanelle de Gruchy, Vice President, Association of Directors of Public Health