A 1 day event looking at engaging communities and overcoming barriers to accessing health information!
Many communities and individuals face barriers and hurdles when trying to access health information. The aim of this one day event was to explore the barriers that exist for different groups in accessing health information support, and explore approaches to engaging communities, and overcoming or breaking down those challenges.
The event was held at the Kings House Conference Centre, King’s Church, Sidney Street, Manchester M1 7HB.
The in-depth seminar day brought together speakers from NHS England, with patient groups and community representatives. It looked at emerging policies and standards for delivering accessible information and overcoming health inequalities, along with practical sessions on understanding and engaging communities,
Presentations from the day can be found below
NHS England Equality & Health Inequalities Strategy - Presentation Health inequalities
Christina Marriott - Health Inequalities Lead, NHS England
NHS England Information Standard for Accessible Information - Presentation Accessible Information Standard
Olivia Butterworth - Head of Public Voice, NHS England and Sarah Marsay - Public Engagement Account Manager, NHS England
Overcoming challenges of defining, identifying, understanding and engaging with ‘hard to reach groups’ - Presentation Overcoming challenges of defining, identifying, understanding and engaging
Chandrika Gordhan - Project Manager, Birmingham Arthritis Resource Centre/University of Birmingham
Community engagement and partnerships - Presentation Community engagement and partnerships
Dr Sharmin Shajahan (PhD) - Community Development Manager, Epilepsy Society
Getting to know communities and social marketing - Presentation Getting to know communities
Deaf Awareness - Presentation Deaf Awareness
Sarah Treadwell Baker - BID Services / Macmillan Cancer Support
Working with people at a community and neighbourhood level - Presentation Working with people at community level
Bren McInerney - Community volunteer
Greater Manchester Coalition of Disabled People - Presentation Greater Manchester Coalition of Disabled People
Maureen Day & Anne Tober
My healthy lifestyle magazine - Presentation My healthy lifestyle magazine
Thank you to all our speakers and delegates for making this a highly interesting and valuable day!