A New Politics for Health: How you can help develop the Birmingham Health Charter

Thirty years ago, the Ottawa Charter for Health Promotion generated worldwide interest in a new public health approach based on the promotion of healthy public policies, environments conducive to health, inclusive public services and community and individual action.  Thirty years later we have a clearer understanding of the relationships between politics, public policy and health but are still battling against the odds to realise its aims. 

In partnership with Birmingham City University and The Equality Trust, the Politics of Health Group is marking the Charter’s 30th anniversary with a one day national conference in Birmingham. This timely conference will develop a new charter for health, the Birmingham Health Charter. But this is also about inspiring and encouraging those campaigning now for a better, healthier future and building a stronger coalition to address the causes of health inequality.

Confirmed speakers are Professor Richard Wilkinson and Professor Kate Pickett – authors of The Spirit Level: Why Equality Is Better For Everyone, John Middleton – President of the Faculty of Public Health and Anuj Kapilashrami of the People’s Health Movement.


A New Politics for Health – The Birmingham Health Charter

Birmingham City University, Edgbaston, B15 3TN

23 November 2016, 9.30am – 4.30pm

View the programme​