How does Politics affect our health? – 17th January 2019

About Rebecca Cooper:

Dr Rebecca Cooper is a Public Health Consultant who lives just down the Coast in Worthing. Rebecca undertook specialty training in Public Health in the NHS following completion of a Masters of International Public Health in Sydney, Australia. As well as the NHS, Rebecca has also worked in UK Local Authorities, with the World Health Organisation and international NGOs. Her most recent work is in the development of health programmes with BIMA Milvik, an innovative company that seeks to provide health insurance to people on low incomes, in countries where there is very little or no Public Health System.

Alongside her Public Health work, Rebecca has a keen interest in Politics and 2 years ago, became the first Labour Councillor to be elected to Worthing Borough Council in 41 years! She is now the Leader of a group of 10 Labour Councillors, and hopes to increase that number again in next May’s election. Rebecca was the Labour Parliamentary Candidate for Worthing West in the last General Election, and has applied to stand again for whenever the next one is called!

About the talk:

How does Politics affect our health? Does it make a difference to our health which Party is running the UK and if so, how? In this presentation and subsequent discussion, Dr Cooper will present several pieces of evidence and perspectives on how politics interacts with key determinants of health, from the level of inequality in our society to the inclination of Governments to enact legislation to keep the population healthy.

The venue:
The Elephant And Castle
White Hill

They are £3 and you can purchase them on the door or about a week before in the venue. Please note that the capacity of the venue is limited, we recommend to buy the ticket in advance to avoid disappointment.

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