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      Healthy Lives Healthy Cities - Public Health Priorities for Scotland Conference & Exhibition 2019 in Edinburgh

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      November 19, 2019

      Tuesday   9:00 AM

      Holyrood Road
      Edinburgh, Edinburgh, City of EH8 8AS

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      Healthy Lives Healthy Cities - Public Health Priorities for Scotland Conference & Exhibition 2019

      Healthy Lives Healthy Cities 2019, Public Health Priorities for Scotland is a unique conference that will address Scotland’s current public health position. Public Health does not just define health and mean an absence of disease; public health looks at everything from physical, mental and social well being. This conference will help us understand what helps and influences in making a city, town or region more or less healthy. Even though the lives of many Scottish individuals are improving, there are still many challenges ahead. This conference will not only look at the current public health situation, but a discussion surrounding how this can be improved and delivered will also play an imperative part of this conference. Throughout the day we will have some world-leading solutions and innovations being showcased to the delegation. EVENT WEBSITE -  SPEAKERS PROGRAMME - SESSION 1 THEME:  “Healthy Lives” Recent years have proved that one-size-fits-all solutions are no good when public health challenges vary from one region/town/ city to the next. But we cannot sit back while, in spite of all this, so many people are suffering such severe lifestyle-driven ill health and such acute health inequalities. Scotland is a nation with huge obesity problems, with more than 100,000 children and young people being diagnosed as obese. Scotland is one of many countries that has the worst rates of sexually transmitted infections recorded, a relatively large population of problem drug users and rising levels of harm from alcohol. Smoking alone claims over 10,000 lives every year. Experts estimate that tackling poor mental health could reduce our overall disease burden by nearly a quarter. Health inequalities between rich and poor have been getting progressively worse. We still live in a country where the wealthy can expect to live longer than the poor. We need new approaches that empower individuals to make healthy choices and give communities the tools to address their own, particular needs. So many of the lifestyle-driven health problems we see today are already at alarming levels so we need to drive change and build a healthier and stronger Scotland. CONFIRMED SPEAKERS FOR THIS SESSION THUS FAR: Chair’s Opening Address – Chris Askew, CEO, Diabetes UK  Keynote Address: Diane Stockton, Acting Director of Public Health Science, NHS Health Scotland. Gail Grant, Senior Government Affairs Manager, AbbVie Kirsty McNab, CEO, & Jim Boyd, Programme Manager of Scottish Sports Futures Sheila Duffy, Chief Executive, ASH Scotland SESSION 2 THEME:  “Healthy Cities” A healthy city is a term covering the multidimensionality of health and has a broad approach to urban planning. One main aspect is to encourage citizens to be active and move about, whether that’s walking, running or cycling. Thus, being a healthy, active city is to continually create and improve opportunities in the built and social environments in order to enable all citizens to be physically active in their day-to-day life. A healthy city engages the whole of society, encouraging the participation of all communities in the pursuit of peace and prosperity. Healthy cities lead by example in order to achieve change for the better, tackling inequalities and promoting good governance and leadership for health and well-being. Creating cityscapes that encourage us to play and be active is part of what makes a city healthy. But how do we create facilities and urban spaces for everyone? Creating a healthy city is difficult especially when it comes to air quality both indoors and outdoors, both of these alone cause damaging health conditions. One example of how poor air quality impacts on health is that it increases stress hormones, which obviously impacts on our mental health and well being. CONFIRMED SPEAKERS FOR THIS SESSION THUS FAR: Lee Craigie – Scottish Active Nation Commissioner for Scotland Dr Stuart Sneddon, Air Quality Business Manager, Scotland, Ricardo Energy & Environment  Matt McNulty, Urban Mobility Director, your bike & Serco For all enquiries contact

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