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Webinar – Healthy places, prosperous lives (IPPR)

IPPR recently launched the third interim report of our Commission on Health and Prosperity, Healthy Places, Prosperous Lives.

The report finds that there is a stark divide in health and wealth throughout the UK, leaving many health black spots as health inequalities cluster in the same places. Poorer and sicker areas are getting poorer and sicker the most quickly. The UK now has among the largest health inequalities of any advanced economy, with one in every four people in England and Wales who are economically inactive living in the unhealthiest 50 local authorities.

The concerning ‘double injustice’ of areas suffering high levels of sickness and low levels of economic activity are exacerbated by also being more likely to experience worse levels of productivity, material deprivation, child poverty, unemployment and household income.

To share the findings of our research and our proposed solutions we are hosting a webinar on Monday 19 February, from 9.00 – 10.15am with a fantastic panel of speakers.

Speakers include:

  • Andy Burnham, Mayor of Greater Manchester and IPPR Commissioner
  • Rt Hon Sir Norman Lamb, former Minister of State for Care and Support
  • Councillor Angela Macpherson, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Health and Wellbeing, Buckinghamshire Council (invited)
  • Efua Poku-Amanfo, Research Fellow and Lead Author of the Report, IPPR
  • Chair: Chris Thomas, Head of the Commission on Health and Prosperity, IPPR

Our policy is focused on a simple premise:that if everywhere was as healthy as Wokingham, the UK would be the healthiest and most equal country in the world. Our focus is on giving places, local leaders and communities the tools to deliver on this premise.

Register your (free) place via the Zoom event link.

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Event Details

Location Online
Start Monday 19 Feb 2024 9:00am
Finish Monday 19 Feb 2024 10:15am
Organised by IPPR

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