Welcome to the latest edition of ‘Public Health Hub’ news The Public Health Hub was established in 2007 to harness the diverse range of public health related activity undertaken at Sheffield Hallam University. Find out more about the team, our associates and the work we have been involved in by visiting http://www.publichealthhub.org
Public Health Hub News
The Public Health Hub are supporting a Maternal Obesity Conference in April. This event, arranged by Professor Hora Soltani and Doncaster and Bassetlaw NHS Trust, is aimed at health care professionals and will explore evidence and practice issues related to obesity in pregnancy. This event is accredited by the Royal College of Midwives and is now almost fully booked. The programme includes a wide range of speakers with representation from the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE), Tommy’s (Bay’s charity), academics and practitioners.
The Student Wellness Project is managed by the Public Health Hub and coordinated by a student graduate. The aim of the Project is to develop a number of opportunities for students to improve their employability and enhance student experience alongside their degree. One element of student wellness is the Hallam Health Champion Programme, using a similar model to the staff wellness service. 16 Hallam Health Champions have been recruited to deliver the project this year.
The aim of the project is to impact the health and wellbeing of those receiving the health checks and healthy lifestyle advice whilst impacting the employability and transferable skills of those delivering it. Over 150 student participants were recruited from November 2013 and evaluation of the study will be available by the end of April 2014. For further information see http://hallamunion.org/student-life/student-wellness/
Health Promotion Seminar
Stop Before You Start (Smoking)
Wednesday 12th March, Main Building D005, Collegiate Crescent Campus, 4:30-6.00p.m.
In this seminar Sheila McGill will introduce this education tool and animated series which is aimed at the 10-12 years age group. Sheila is an impassioned advocate of empowering children to make positive decisions about smoking behaviour and believes that by providing evidence of the health impact and consequences of smoking, children can make proactive decisions and Stop Before You Start. For further information visit our website. http://www.publichealthhub.org
Parkinson’s Awareness Week 7th – 13th April 2014.
On Tuesday 8th April 2014 The Public Health Hub and the Sheffield branch of Parkinson’s UK are hosting a one- day exhibition to showcase the achievements of its members – including the work of the Full Monty Exercise Club. This will be an interactive and informative exhibition which will give you a flavour of the various projects that have been in progress over the years. There will be a keynote speaker from Parkinson’s UK. The event will be held at Sheffield Town Hall and the full programme will be available on our website soon. http://www.publichealthhu.org
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