Tackling Childhood Obesity in West Yorkshire: The role of nature and the outdoors

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CSH and the Ecosystems Knowledge Network are holding a workshop on the 25th November in partnership with South Pennines LNP. The workshop aims to bring about effective working relationships between local organisations in the health sector and those who can deliver improved access to the natural outdoors in Bradford and Airedale Districts to tackle childhood obesity. The event is for:

  • CCG representatives
  • GPs and primary healthcare staff
  • Public health and social care specialists
  • Spatial planners
  • Local Nature Partnerships and others involved in improving access

The day includes discussing the health priorities of the local area, the evidence base for green space projects and how to measure the health outcomes, followed by a dragon's den exercise where green space projects present their ideas to healthcare professionals.

Our chair will be Pam Warhurt and key speakers include: 

  • Professor Harry Rutter, Senior strategic adviser on
    obesity, Public Health England
  • Cllr. Hawarun Hussain (Bradford)
  • Dr. Sally Barber and Dr. Sara Ahern, Born in
    Bradford Project
  • Dr. Zoe Knowles and Dr. Lynne Boddy, Liverpool
    John Moores University

The workshop will be held at the Advanced Techonology Centre from 9.30-3.30. To book your place please do so here

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