Welcome to the pages of the South Yorkshire Academy for Population Health and Health Inequalities.

Our aim is simple: we want to help all staff and volunteers who work to improve the health and wellbeing of South Yorkshire residents to be equipped with the knowledge, skills and confidence to improve health and tackle health inequalities. We will do this by:

  1. Providing information and training to increase understanding of health inequalities, population health and prevention
  2. Connect people working and volunteering in health, care and VCSE organisations across South Yorkshire to share knowledge, experience and learning
  3. Support all partners across South Yorkshire to take collective leadership, ownership and action to tackle health inequalities and improve health and wellbeing
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In 2021/22 we undertook a series of co-production workshops to establish what a good population health system would look like for South Yorkshire. Hundreds of staff and volunteers participated and told us they needed:

  • A single place they could go to for support and training on health inequalities and population health
  • A space where they could connect with other staff and volunteers to learn, innovate and improve services – creating a learning system across South Yorkshire
  • A space that celebrates and showcases the good work already being undertaken across our neighbourhoods and places, so that exemplars of good practice can shared with others locally, regionally and nationally to improve the lives of our citizens.

The South Yorkshire Academy for Population Health and Health Inequalities, developed in partnership with Health Education England (HEE), has been set up in response to the co-creation events to support our enthusiastic staff and volunteers. It will support the great work already being undertaken across the neighbourhoods and our four places. We would like to hear from you about your learning priorities and the things that are important in your areas, so that we can ensure our support offer supports you in the best way we can.

In 2023 we will be offering an exciting programme of events, master classes and communities of practice. Please follow us on social media to keep up to date with our news and information:

Twitter: @sypophealth

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