IHC Plymouth Public Health Forum
  • Rolle Marquee, University of Plymouth, Drake Circus, Plymouth

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The IHC Plymouth Public Health Forum was set up to facilitate closer links between those from across Plymouth, who are engaged in public health. 

It is a resource for anyone in Plymouth (and beyond) to use to support the development and evaluation of public health in Plymouth. 

There will be two events each year which aim to promote developments in Public Health, to facilitate networking and a focus on Plymouth to help us drive public health research forward.

If you are interested in attending this free event, please register your place via the above link.

Today's event focuses on Community Engagement Matters.

The session is to showcase/discuss work in the city around community engagement. Building upon research and outreach projects, we present the principles of community engagement, its challenges, and benefits at various levels. Means of enhancing community engagement activities are also discussed. Speakers will include academic, community and patient representatives.


Lunch and refreshments from 12:30. The event starts at 13:00.

13:00 - Welcome (Jill Shawe, Director of IHC and Professor in Women's Health, University of Plymouth)

13:10 - 'Community engagement – the importance of reciprocity’ (Rebecca Baines, Collaboration for the Advancement of Medical Education Research Assessment, University of Plymouth)

13:40 - 'From concept to community: Ten years of engagement' (Wendy Smith, Well Connected)

14:10 - Refreshments and networking

14:40 - ‘Reciprocal benefits of engagement with the homeless sector’ (Lyndsey Withers, Devonport Lifehouse, Shekinah, Soup Run)

15:05 - Discussion and concluding remarks (Jill Shawe)

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