Improving the health of the poorest, fastest: digital opportunities for levelling up Leeds

Event Details

When.

Thursday 1st October

10:00–11:00

Where.

Online.

Cost.

FREE.

Maximum Attendance.

90

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Leeds has got the drive, ambition and assets to shift population health outcomes – both now and for future generations. How can we maximise our unique digital and healthtech strengths to improve the health of the poorest, the fastest?

In the context of the recent Marmot Review: 10 Years On and the significant impact Covid-19 has had on vulnerable groups, this informal and informative panel event will examine the opportunities for digital innovation to ‘level up’ inequalities in health outcomes for people in Leeds and beyond.

Led by Tony Cooke, Chief Officer Leeds Health Partnerships, 5 expert speakers will pitch their perspectives in under 5 minutes, across a range of opportunities including housing, skills development, empowering people and digital inclusion. Then – over to our audience to debate what they have heard and share their ideas on digitally driving down health inequalities in the city.

Our panellists include:

Roz Davies, mHabitat – using digital to ‘power up the people’: helping people who are using services to feel more empowered in the relationship with service providers and in managing their own health.

Rachel Benn, 100% Digital – digital access and inclusion for all – Overcoming the barriers to digital inclusion and how in Leeds we’re trialling voice technology for people living with Dementia and their carers and using Alexa’s in Care Homes and Recovery Hubs through the recent pandemic.

TBC – digital skills development in the digital sector: aspirations

TBC – smart housing for now and future generations

TBC – personalised medicine / big data etc.

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