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What can Healthy Places, Healthy Lives offer you?

Healthy Places, Healthy Lives is a combination of online learning activities available to you for 12 months.  Any number of people within a partnership may access these, either from the office or at home, removing  the need to travel, saving you time and money, and cutting down on your carbon footprint.

HPHL Online
These themed seminars are delivered by experts and give you the chance to find out about health inequalities work taking place from national and international thought leaders who have firsthand experience in the field. You will also have access to presentations and copies of past and present recordings.

HPHL Mapping
Each partnership will receive a 12 month license to the HPHL mapping tool. The tool enables experienced analysts and non-technical users alike to easily and quickly identify potential ‘causes of the causes’ of specific and localised health related issues. It also allows local data to be overlaid across the locality, highlighting health and inequality ‘hot spots’ and enabling better decision making at the partnership level. We also offer support to apply the tool.

HPHL Productive Partnering
Productive Partnering uses a flexible evidence based assessment tool to measure partnership effectiveness, helping leaders and organisations to identify areas in which they can improve partnership working and make partnering activities more productive. This module is aimed at those working in or leading a partnership and covers nine key areas for productive partnering.

HPHL PeerExchange
PeerExchange is an online facilitated process where partnerships can test plans and issues in a safe, supportive environment with input from other partnerships, supporting agencies and the HPHL team. This is a great way to test and challenge your progress constructively without feeling judged.

HPHL KnowledgeShare

HPHL News provides regular updates on what’s happening across the health and local authority arena, as well as news of the latest tools, products and events from the NHS Institute.
you can share learning, information and case studies with others to benefit projects and programmes. This can be in a secure closed setting for early stage discussions or in an open platform accessible for contributions from a wider audience.

HPHL Community of Practice
An online community area where you can share learning, information and case studies with others to benefit projects and programmes. This can be in a secure closed setting for early stage discussions or in an open platform accessible for contributions from a wider audience.

HPHL Learning
Free attendance at two annual sharing and learning events (typically in November and May) where keynote speakers will share national and international developments in the area of health inequalities. You will also have the chance to share progress and learning with fellow partnerships.

***All of the above forms the Healthy Places, Healthy Lives core offer for a full 12 months. Access is available on a subscription basis.***

Additional modules, tailored to your partnership's local requirements, are also available.


Accelerated Learning Events
An Accelerated learning event (ALE) can be used to start the HPHL journey or as part of ongoing development. “An Accelerated Learning Event is not your usual conference or workshop. It’s a specially designed journey which enables a depth and quality of output that would usually be unachievable in such a short time frame.”

ALEs are intensive and high energy sessions, condensing activities that may often take several months into one or two days. Participants take part in an interactive facilitated process to explore, assess, co-design and make shared decisions about key priorities, and develop action plans to deliver them.

Community Development
The Empowering Local Communities module uses proven methods of accelerated neighbourhood development to empower residents and public service workers to improve health and wellbeing in local disadvantaged areas, particularly focusing on social isolation and exclusion. This approach makes significant savings to the health budget.

Depression, poor diet, lack of exercise, teenage pregnancy, domestic violence, antisocial behaviour, crime, poor education, accidents and emergencies, falls among the elderly, and many other factors can be tackled and reduced through these methods.

Project Delivery
Project Delivery supports participants in applying robust yet straightforward project management techniques to any commissioning related project. Participants use a five step guide which covers the whole project management process. This module also includes essential project management documents and additional material to help you manage your project meetings.

Making Better Decisions
The Making Better Decisions module supports participants in addressing difficult questions such as, ‘Are things getting better?’ and ‘What should we do now?’ By following a robust way of measuring the right things in the right way, participants will not only be able to answer these questions but avoid taking the wrong actions. There will also be an introduction to Social Return on Investment (SROI).

Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA)
This session introduces leaders to the importance of using and embedding the JSNA to inform commissioning decisions. This module covers:

Sustainability and Spread
The Sustaining Improvement module focuses on maintaining and spreading the benefits of improvement projects. This will include using community organising techniques for mobilising populations to improve their health.

The module is designed for leaders and teams seeking to undertake improvement projects. Whilst applicable to all improvement projects at any stage of development, it is best used at an early stage and then throughout the life cycle of the project.


For more information or to subscribe to the HPHL programme, email the team at healthyplaces@institute.nhs.uk.

Alternatively if you would like to discuss your requirements in more detail, contact gary.lucking@institute.nhs.uk or mike.mcbride@institute.nhs.uk.



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