On Friday 27 May, UCL Health of the Public hosted the third of their new 'Public Health Voices’ webinars.
Socially excluded groups, such as people affected by homelessness, drug use, imprisonment, and sex work, often have had experiences of poverty, violence, complex trauma, stigma, and discrimination. This leads to multiple health issues, such as poor mental and physical ill health and substance dependence. Socially excluded groups often have extremely poor health outcomes that are much worse than the general population, contributing to health inequalities.
Inclusion Health is an emerging discipline which aims to prevent and redress the extreme health harms and inequalities caused by social exclusion through action-oriented services, policymaking, research, education, and advocacy. Central to this approach is the involvement of people with lived experience of social exclusion to understand and prioritise problems from their perspective and to co-produce effective solutions.
Watch this webinar to hear Inclusion Health experts discuss the importance and value of involving people with lived experience of social exclusion and show how this is key to designing effective interventions and solutions.
This event was hosted by Serena Luchenski (Programme Director for the Master of Public Health and NIHR Clinical Doctoral Research Fellow at the UCL Collaborative Centre for Inclusion Health).
- Stan Burridge (Director of Expert Focus and Lived Experience Expert)
- Binta Sultan (Inclusion Health Consultant at Find&Treat, NIHR Doctoral Research Fellow at UCL Institute for Global Health)
- Andrew Hayward, Professor of Inclusion Health, Co-Director of the UCL Collaborative Centre for Inclusion Health, Director of UCL Institute of Epidemiology and Healthcare)
- Vincent O’Reilly (Lived experience expert)
Public Health Voices Webinar Series
‘Public Health Voices’ is a webinar series, open to all, which aims to engage with and showcase the importance of interdisciplinarity in public health research and training. By working together with multiple disciplines, and in collaboration with local communities, local government, the NHS, the third sector, and industry, we can have a real impact on public health research and practice. Find out more about our upcoming events here.
The topics that will be explored in this webinar series illustrate the key themes of our new, innovative online Master of Public Health (MPH) programme: interdisciplinarity, inequalities, citizen voices, practitioner voices, core public health skills, implementation, action, and impact. Find out more about the MPH on our website.