Good housing is an essential pre-requisite for human wellbeing, and is central to some of the most pressing health challenges in Scotland. Long-standing interests and new developments have combined to create an ideal window of opportunity for a reconnection between public health and housing.
The ScotPHN report aims to act as a practical guide to support joint working and to realise the potential contribution of good housing to improving health and reducing inequalities. The discussion session will provide an overview, and an opportunity for discussion, of the report and NHS Health Scotland’s developing work programme on housing.
Co-Chairs: Gerry McLaughlin, Chief Executive, NHS Health Scotland,
Dr Andrew Fraser, Director of Public Health Sciences, NHS Health Scotland and Chair of Scottish Directors of Public Health