About this event
COVID-19 has shone a light on health inequalities that were a problem before the pandemic - but have worsened since. This is the case across the UK, not least within south east London where health inequalities result in huge variance in health, quality of life and life expectancy in our communities.
The south east London Integrated Care System (Our Healthier South East London), working in partnership with King's Health Partners, is committed to driving positive change and tackling these inequalities. But we know we need a different sort of approach; one where ideas and solutions are co-produced with a wider and inclusive group of people who have real experience of inequalities and of community initiatives that make a positive difference.
We know that how well and how long people live can be strongly influenced by 5 key things (we call this the Vital 5). The Vital 5 are: blood pressure, smoking status, alcohol intake, obesity and our mental health. The more we focus on these issues, the more people are likely to live longer, healthier lives.
On Tuesday 22nd June 2021 (12-2.15pm online), we are holding a workshop to start tackling key issues around awareness and management of blood pressure. Together, we will map out the key issues in south east London and what is already happening to help. We will hear from some key experts and people in our community before working in groups to develop, shape and pitch new and creative ideas to tackle blood pressure.
Importantly, we want these sessions to actually enable us to make the changes we want to see; we have identified funding that will be available to support some of the ideas we develop in this workshop to improve south east London’s blood pressure.
This is a whole south east London workshop and inclusive of anyone or any group, that is interested in this area, or is already working in this area - so that means community groups, faith groups, local authority, pharmacists and GPs and nurses, anyone who may find this interesting or wants to contribute is very welcome. Please feel free to share this email and link with them, thank you.
This will be an online event via Zoom. The presentations will be recorded for later viewing on the King's Health Partners learning hub.
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Registered attendees will be provided with a link to join the meeting via the confirmation email.
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