A Place for Prevention: Place-Based Approaches for Investing in Prevention
The Covid-19 pandemic and the impact of the lockdown have brought prevention to the policy foreground. At a same time, the relative benefits of strong local partnerships versus top down command and control approaches to managing crisis’s are being debated. And at the heart of both is the question of how we can keep a lid on the future health crisis’s – whether pandemics, increased service demand or both.
On the 8th October 2020, CIPFA in partnership with Breaking Barriers Innovations (BBI) hosted a virtual seminar to discuss how system leads can help reset the UK’s approach to investing in prevention. In particular, by reflecting on the events of the last year and sharing best practice, we explored what practical steps local authorities, NHS, civil society and system providers, and Government can take in moving this discussion forward.
Jon is particularly known for his work on mental health, drug and alcohol use, offender health and equality, human rights and organisational change. This has led to him being appointed an adviser on various government initiatives, including the national Prison Drug Treatment Strategy Review Group which produced the Patel Report. He is the Director of Research at Breaking Barriers and has led on social isolation and loneliness research.
Dr Eleanor understands the processes, politics, and potential pitfalls involved in the sphere of public policy. Having spent a year working for CIPFA at the time of the Scottish independence referendum, she’s now leading on the health & social care portfolio. Dr Eleanor will talking about investing in prevention.
Christina is the new Chief Executive of the Royal Society of Public Health, following her role as Chief Executive of Revolving Doors Agency. In the past, she has served as head of Integrated Equality & Health Inequalities Service and national lead for Health Inequalities for NHS England. She has served on a number of advisory boards including the Ministerial Advisory Board on Female Offenders and the Reducing Reoffending Third Sector Advisory Group (RR3).