Open Space on Health Inequalities in Scotland: Emerging Risks and Opportunities for Change

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An open space to discuss what you think health inequalities in Scotland will look like in the next decade and beyond, particularly related to emerging risk factors, health/wellbeing outcomes and potential solutions given the current (and emerging) social and political landscape.
Summary of the event:
This free, one-day Open Space event organised by members of the Adult Life/Working Age Working Group at the Scottish Collaboration for Public Health Research & Policy (SCPHRP) aims to bring together people from across academia, healthcare, policy and the non-profit/voluntary sector working in Scotland to help identify emerging inequalities in the nation’s health and discuss realistic, yet creative, approaches to addressing these emerging risks. This is not a lecture, seminar or workshop, it’s an Open Space. Essentially, we provide the space, the structure and the sandwiches; you bring the burning questions and the ideas. There are no audience members, just participants.
This event aims to:
• Generate new ideas to help tackle health inequalities in Scotland
• Start to generate new networks who can help research/implement change around these emerging issues/solutions
• Document these ideas to share amongst the group
Following the event, we aim to:
• Produce a short briefing for policymakers and funders explaining where the group thinks health inequalities research should consider focusing in the next decade (in the context of Scotland’s new constitutional powers), and why
• Produce a short report for interested parties about the outcomes from the day
• Produce an academic article considering health inequalities research in the next decade in Scotland
• Organise future meetings/events on specific topics that emerge from the discussions on the day
10:00-10:30 Registration (tea/coffee available)
10:30-10:45 Welcome and introduction to the day (Tony Robertson, SCPHRP)
10:45-12:15 Marketplace of ideas
12:15-12:30 Coffee break
12:30-13:15 Break-out session 1
13:15-14:15 Lunch
14:15-15:00 Break-out session 2
15:00-15:15 Coffee break
15:15-16:00 Break-out session 3
16:00-16:30 Closing
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