Belfast Healthy Cities

Chair

Belfast

6 x 90min meetings a year

Chair

Voluntary with expenses

Noon, Monday 13 December 2021

Who we are:

Belfast Healthy Cities has been part of the World Health Organization Healthy Cities Network since 1988, and our aim is to make Belfast a more healthy, equitable and sustainable city. We promote innovation, collaborative action and policies for better health and wellbeing for everyone.

Belfast Healthy Cities has always put health at the centre of all Government policy and we believe it is not simply the role of the Department of Health. Belfast is currently delivering Phase VII (2020 -2025) of the WHO programme which emphasises (1) the need for improving health for all by reducing health inequities and (2) improving leadership and participatory governance for health.

What we do:

Health literacy: We deliver seminars and conferences that connect practitioners and academics aimed at strengthening health literacy in Northern Ireland.  We provide health literacy communication training for health professionals, collaborating with international centres of excellence to ensure Belfast’s GPs, nurses, practice staff, pharmacy staff and CVS staff are equipped with the most up to date research and tools to support people to make positive changes to their well-being. These are supplemented by popular half day workshops and capacity building seminars on health literacy. We also provide a range of teaching resources for schools to help advance the cause of healthy cities in Belfast.

Health inequality: We provide training programmes to build capacity in and across organisations to make health, well-being and inequalities a key consideration in the planning and development of policies and actions.  We pilot innovative collaborative working and establish networks of professionals to support intersectoral action to reduce inequalities.

Healthy Places: To develop Belfast as a healthy place, we share evidence on how places shape and support healthy everyday life. We also build capacity on how built environment policy can create healthy places, as well as developing tools and models that can help integrate health into policy and practice.  We then pilot those innovative concepts and ways of working.

For more information and how to apply:

Download the full information pack below to find out more. For a confidential discussion about the board role, contact Engage Director Patrick Minne at patrick@co3.bz or on 07792 509003.  To register your interest, you just need to email your CV to Patrick by the closing date – Noon, 13 December 2021.

Belfast

6 x 90min meetings a year

Chair

Voluntary with expenses

Noon, Monday 13 December 2021