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Collaborative Masterclass: What are the Roots of the Nations Poor Health and Widening Health Inequalities?


This masterclass will address the wider social and economic factors that contribute to poor public health. It will explore the importance of policies in relation to population health and consider strategies to create healthy environments and people.

It will demonstrate how current public health challenges such as health inequity, obesity, physical inactivity and poor mental health are the result of structural factors and will offer illustrative examples of how politics and economics can influence population health – for better and worse.

Learning Outcomes 

• Identify how poor health and health inequalities are shaped and experienced in the UK population.

• Explore the important relation policies have to population health and consider evidence informed strategies to create healthy environments and healthy people.

Speaker: Dr Rob Noonan

Rob is a Reader in Health and Education in the Faculty of Health and Wellbeing and author of Capitalism, Health and Wellbeing: Rethinking Economic Growth for a Healthier, Sustainable Future.

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Organiser : NW Collaborative