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Health in coastal communities
Tuesday 12 October 2021, 2.00pm – 3.30pm
Coastal communities – the villages, towns and cities of England’s coast – include many of the most beautiful, vibrant and historically important places in the country. They also have some of the worst health outcomes in England, with low life expectancy and high rates of many major diseases.
The central argument of the Chief Medical Officer’s recent report on the health in coastal communities is that the health challenges of coastal towns, cities and other communities are serious, and their drivers are more similar than their nearest inland neighbour. This means a national strategy to address the repeated problems of health in coastal communities is needed in addition to local action. If we do not tackle the health problems of coastal communities vigorously and systematically there will be a long tail of preventable ill health which will get worse as current populations age.
This webinar in partnership with the LGA Coastal Special Interest Group, will highlight the significant strengths in coastal communities along with many exemplary and impressive examples of local work taking place to support the health of local citizens.
Prof Chris Whitty, Chief Medical Officer will present the findings from his recent report with input from contributors.
Confirmed speakers:Book your free place now
Professor Chris Whitty, Chief Medical Officer for England and Chief Medical Adviser to the UK Government
Darrell Gale, Director of Public Health, East Sussex County Council
Julia Weldon, Director of Public Health and Deputy Chief Executive, Hull City Council
Cllr David Fothergill, Chairman, LGA Community Wellbeing Board
Cllr Ernest Gibson, Chairman, LGA Coastal Special Interest Group
Dr Lincoln Sargeant, Director of Public Health, Torbay Council
Select ‘Cornwall Council’ as member organisation.