Below you can find an overview of past and upcoming training and courses related to health inequality issues. 


Durham University Winter School: HiAP: Making it Work in Practice 

30th January – 1st February 2017

the Centre for Public Policy and Health (CPPH) at Durham University organizes 3 day Winter School: Health in All Policies: Making it Work in Practice which will provide an in-depth exploration of HiAP from a global policy, research and governance perspective. Participants will have numerous opportunities for interaction, participation and discussion throughout the programme. Particularly, the Winter School will aim at:

  • Recognise the complex and political nature of HiAP and the challenges that brings
  • Identify opportunities for whole system approaches to implementation of HiAP
  • Discuss the leadership challenges and the ‘soft skills’ required for implementing HiAP
  • Learn from and share best practices and lessons learned in implementing HiAP
  • Begin to develop a global intersectoral community of practice amongst leaders implementing HiAP

For more information and to register, click here.


NHS Health Scotland Health Inequalities eLearning Modules

NHS Health Scotland has developed two eLearning modules aimed at helping staff to reduce health inequalities.

The modules are:

Health Inequalities Awareness – for staff working in public services with health and social care. This module explores what is meant by health inequalities, what causes them and what can be done to prevent them.

Tackling health inequalities in health and social care sector – for staff working in health and social care settings. This module examines the actions that can be taken to reduce health inequalities. It highlights and explores the findings from the Working for Health Equity: the role of health professionals report and information produced by NHS Health Scotland.


Equity Action: HIA training

16-17 November 2011

A consortium led by Ben Cave Associates Ltd was commissioned to deliver Health Impact Assessment (HIA) training during the EU-funded Equity Action Programme. The training was delivered by Erica Ison, Ben Cave, Jean Simos and Nicola Cantoreggi. The European Public Health Alliance provided office support.

The first training course with approximately 40 participants from various Member States in Europe took place in London on the 16th and 17th November 2011. Further training courses were held in May and November of 2012.

Our commission was to provide training in HIA and also to focus on policy HIA where issues of equity were explored.
Participants in the training can log in to the forum by clicking here.


SA Government: HiAP Summer School Course

28 November – 2 December 2011

The Government of South Australia, with technical support being provided by WHO, organised a Health in All Policies (HiAP) Summer School Course in Adelaide, Australia, from 28 November to 2 December 2011.The HiAP Summer School built on the work of the Adelaide Statement on HiAP and, in particular, it aimed to:

  • explore the concepts and approaches to taking action on the social determinants of health and health equity, including intersectoral action, HiAP, joined-up policy-making and shared health governance;
  • identify and define frameworks and tools that underpin HiAP approaches, including policy innovation, novel mechanisms and partnerships, sustainable development, new instruments and better regulatory frameworks;
  • examine national and regional approaches to shared health governance and HiAP in a range of issues; e.g. non-communicable diseases, health equity;
  • review and share efforts of HiAP practice from participants’ own experiences.

More information about the Summer School Course can be found on the website of the SA Government.

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