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How can resident action through place-based initiatives contribute to health gains for local populations, and in turn reduce health inequalities?

Taking action to tackle health inequalities in local areas

A Communities in Control study workshop

Wed 7th March 2018: 1-4pm (lunch from 12.30)

Central London

How can resident action through place-based initiatives contribute to health gains for local populations, and in turn reduce health inequalities? 

Activities that build stronger relationships and connect residents in an area, improve access to the local environment or services such as transport all have potential to improve health.    Also, where people feel more in control over what happens where they live, then this can have positive impacts for health. 

This workshop is for residents and workers interested in discussing how efforts to improve places could have health gains for their communities.   The session will cover:

  • What we mean by health inequalities and a social model of health
  • Different ways that health could be improved through resident action
  • Why communities should be involved in decision making processes that affect health in local areas

During the workshop, we will be working with a graphic artist to develop a resource about community action and health inequalities.   This aims to help communicate how where the places we live affect our health and the importance of communities having more control over decisions that affect them collectively.   

How to register

The event is organised by researchers from the Communities in Control study.  It is free to attend but you must book a place in advance. To register or further information, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

We will provide lunch and refreshments during the event.  If you are likely to need assistance with travel costs, please let Emma know at the time of registration, before booking travel.