The London inspire Programme is delighted to announce the first annual London Black Health Inequalities Summit in March 2024.
The event will celebrate what is working well in improving the health of Black Londoners, share learning, create opportunities for reflection, and prompt calls for action and inclusive leadership in Black health.
Word from the Cabinet
Cllr Marcia Cameron, Cabinet Member for Healthier Communities, said: “The Covid-19 Pandemic made tackling health inequalities in Black and multi-ethnic communities a priority for Lambeth, one we support with innovations like vegetable vouchers, hypertension campaigns, and our healthy alternatives Afro-Caribbean cookbook.
“The origins of the London-wide London Inspire Programme, led by the Caribbean & African Health Network (CAHN) , can be traced to two successful Black Community Health and Wellbeing Days in October 2021 and October 2022, delivered by Lambeth Council in partnership with the NHS, UKHSA, OHID and the GLA, under the Inspire Brand – a health and wellbeing brand developed by and for Black Londoners.
“London Councils wanted to build on the positive outcomes and learning from those events, and Black health remains a Lambeth priority.”.
About the Summit
The Summit will explore community-based approaches and how health systems could collaborate to create sustained health improvements.
A special focus will be given to voices from the Black Caribbean and African community, healthcare professionals, community leaders, researchers, and lived experiences. This diversity of perspectives aims to provide a comprehensive understanding of the challenges and opportunities to reducing health inequalities at system and community levels.
The Summit will feature speakers renowned for their contributions to health equity and advocates with expertise in addressing health inequality within Black communities. Keynote speakers so far confirmed include:
- Prof Bola Owolabi, GP and Director, National Healthcare Inequalities Improvement Programme, NHS England
- Prof Kevin Fenton CBE, Public Health Director for London, and President of Faculty of Public Health
- Dr Margaret Ikpoh, GP and Vice Chair, Royal Society of General Physicians
- Prof Habib Naqvi OBE, Chief Executive, NHS Race and Health Observatory
- You can register now for the Annual Health Inequalities Summit.
- Find more information about Inspire.
- The London inspire Programme is co-chaired by Lambeth’s Associate Director of Community Health and Engagement, Juliet Amoa and the Independent Chair of the London Legacy & Health Equity Partnership oversight group, Cedi Frederick.