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Work goes on to reduce health inequalities

Published Tuesday, 22 March 2016

An award-winning programme to reduce health inequalities is to continue in Coventry.

The next stage of the programme will build on the positive work that has been undertaken over the past two years by a number of partners across the city, including the Council, Coventry and Rugby CCG, West Midlands Police, Warwickshire Fire Service and Voluntary Action Coventry.

The Coventry Marmot City team picked up the Public Health Award for its work in reducing health inequalities at the prestigious LGC awards last week. The judging panel, made up of senior and influential figures from the public sector, was impressed with the positive work that is being undertaken by agencies in the city to embed the Marmot City principles within the services they deliver.

Coventry will become the only city from seven original pilot Marmot cities to continue the programme. Being a Marmot City will mean that the team will continue to work in partnership with UCL Institute of Health Equity and Public Health England and benefit from international expertise.

The launch event for the second phase of the Marmot City programme will take place at Coventry City Council House tomorrow (Wednesday 23 March) from 12noon–4pm. For more information, contact etain.mcdermott@coventry.gov.uk.
 

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