This week has seen a number of Champs Directors of Public Health (DsPH) and members of the Champs support team presenting around current priorities at three events across the North of England.

On Tuesday 6th February, Matt Ashton, Director of Public Health (DPH) for Knowsley and Sefton, presented the newly released Resilient Communities report to the Liverpool City Region (LCR)  Health and Wellbeing Summit in Huyton, Liverpool.  The recently produced Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) report was commissioned by Champs in order to identify and explore different approaches to developing resilient communities, as well as reflecting on their efficacy. The report presents a selection of case studies and a set of recommendations. Matt joined a number of speakers including LCR Mayor, Steve Rotheram, who presented the health and wellbeing vision for LCR and a selection of speakers presenting around the topic of a Dementia Friendly City Region.

You can read the full and summary Resilient Communities reports by clicking here.

On Thursday 8th February, Eileen O’Meara, DPH for Halton, presented at a conference led by North West Population Health & Prevention Network in partnership with Public Health England, and the NHS which aimed to explore the opportunities and challenges around Making Every Contact Count (MECC). The conference took place at the University of Manchester and Eileen presented to delegates on MECC approaches in Cheshire & Merseyside. Eileen was then joined by Gavin Flatt, Senior Public Health Practitioner for Liverpool City Council and Jennie Williams, Programme Manager for NHS Liverpool Clinical Commissioning Group to present on the topic of large scale approaches to MECC outcomes across Liverpool.

On Friday 9th February, Eileen O’Meara, DPH for Halton and Helen Cartwright, Head of Commissioning and Mobilisation for Champs Support Team joined forces to present at the Yorkshire and Humber Sector Led Improvement (SLI) Conference. In their session they shared their approach to sector led improvement, specifically relating to Blood Pressure, and set out Champs ambitions, progress, challenges and future priorities for 2018 with regards to SLI in the Cheshire and Merseyside region.

To view the MECC conference presentation click here

To view the SLI conference presentation click here

Picture Above Left: Matt Ashton, DPH for Knowsley and Sefton presents athe the LCR Health and Wellbeing Summit.

Picture Above Right: Eileen O’Meara, DPH for Halton, presents at the Making Every Contact Count (MECC) Conference at the University of Manchester.