Twelve organisations are to be presented with an RSPH Health & Wellbeing Award today in London. The presentations are made by Lord Patel of Bradford OBE.
The aim of the Awards is to recognise achievement in the development and implementation of health promotion and community wellbeing strategies and initiatives.
Regardless of their setting, nature or size, the award winners have all demonstrated a clear evidence of good practice in the commissioning, development and/or implementation of health improvement projects for the communities they serve.
The Awards are to be given to:
- Body & Soul http://bodyandsoulcharity.org
- DC Leisure Management Ltd – Swim4Health http://www.dcleisurecentres.co.uk
- Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Trust- People and Organisational Effectiveness, Workforce Health and Wellbeing http://www.dchs.nhs.uk
- Food Nation- Food & Nutrition projects www.foodnation.org
- Forest of Dean District Council- E-Bugs in Schools http://www.fdean.gov.uk
- Freshwinds www.freshwinds.org.uk
- Liverpool Community Health NHS Trust www.liverpoolcommunityhealth.nhs.uk
- Purely Nutrition- Phunkyfoods http://www.purelynutrition.com/Phunky-Foods.php
- Royal College of Nursing- Workplace Health www.rcn.org.uk
- StreetGames www.streetgames.org
- Wirral Metropolitan College – Spreading Health http://wmc.ac.uk
- Patient.co.uk- MyHealth www.patient.co.uk
The RSPH Health & Wellbeing Awards showcase the contribution of health promotion to public health in the UK. The criteria has at its heart the principles of the Ottawa Charter and includes established commitment by organisations to health promotion, leadership at top level, robust strategies that tackle a wide array of health promotion issues – including health inequality – and the development of workforce both internally and externally.
Chief Executive of RSPH Shirley Cramer CBE said ‘I would like to congratulate our 2013 Health & Wellbeing Awards winners; for their achievements in improving the health of their communities. Their strong commitment to Public Health deserves commendation.
She adds: ‘The RSPH is proud to be supporting and encouraging good practice in health improvement through the national Health & Wellbeing Awards scheme. Our assessment process has been extremely rigorous and this accolade denotes that our winners are at the forefront of good health promotion practice. ‘