Environmental health research at the helm

portrait poster template jpegLast week was busy with overlapping conferences highlighting environmental health research at the heart of public health. The 115th Chartered Institute of Environmental Health Annual Conference at Nottingham promoted research with varied presentations and poster sessions. Some of the posters are to will be available to view at the Middlesex research event outlined by Rob below. My poster focused on the ongoing work I am involved in around ageing in place and enhanced integrated services.

Meanwhile at the King’s Fund, London, a separate event entitled “Bringing together housing and public health: Enabling better health and wellbeing” included environmental health led presentations from David Arkle, Housing Manager, Amber Valley Borough Council on (see also Effective Strategies and Interventions) as well as John Kolm-Murray, Seasonal Health and Affordable Warmth Co-ordinator, and Ellis Turner, Principal Environmental Health Officer, at the London Borough of Islington. SHINE – Islington’s Seasonal Health Interventions Network, is a multi-agency single point of access (more information on SHINE to follow another time).

This event also referred to the following excellent documents:

Sitra and NHS Alliance (2015) Housing: Just what the doctor ordered

Housing Sector (2014) A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to support joint action on improving health through the home

Local Government Association and Sitra (2015) A home is much more than a house: Integrated approaches for the housing, health and care needs of vulnerable adults

Onwards and upwards indeed.

Best wishes, Jill

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