Introduction to a Whole System Approach to Diet and Healthy Weight

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COSLA Conference Centre

19 Haymarket Yards

Edinburgh

EH12 5BH

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To deliver the Scotland's Public Health Priorities we need to work more effectively together as part of a whole system approach. Whole system working can be defined as applying systems thinking and tools that enable:

“An ongoing, flexible approach by a broad-range of stakeholders to identify and understand current and emerging public health issues where, by working together, we can deliver sustainable change and better lives for the people of Scotland.”

Early Adopters are being identified in local partnerships, who are willing to implement this way of working and share the learning to support wider adoption of the whole system approach for improving outcomes for all communities in Scotland. Our first series of Early Adopters are focusing on Priority 6: A Scotland where we eat well, have a healthy weight and are physically active. They will be drawing on work led by Public Health England, in collaboration with Leeds Beckett University and the Local Government Organisation, to develop a Whole System Approach to Obesity Guide.

To launch the Early Adopters the National Whole System Steering Group are delighted to provide an opportunity for other partners to learn more about the PHE Whole System Approach Guide and provide an introduction to systems thinking from some of those who led the work in England. This event will be held on Friday 4th October 9.30-12.30, with registration from 9am, at COSLA Conference Centre, Haymarket Yards, Edinburgh.

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  • Setting the scene and Launch whole systems approach to diet and healthy weight, Scottish Government and Public Health Reform
  • Introduction to the whole systems approach to obesity, Leeds Beckett University
  • Introduction to Systems Thinking, Leeds Beckett University
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This event will be of interest to health improvement, public health and local government staff with an interest in tackling the wider factors which influence diet and healthy weight. Equally it will be of interest to those wishing to learn more about a whole system approach to improving population health and reducing inequalities.

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COSLA Conference Centre

19 Haymarket Yards

Edinburgh

EH12 5BH

United Kingdom

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