Suffolk & North East Essex Integrated Care System

Health Equity Challenges

The 100 Day Health Equity Challenge workshop

Over a year ago we launched the Suffolk and North East Essex 100 Day Challenge to drive health equity across our ICS. We asked our colleagues from our partner organisations to take up the challenge through participating in our half-day online workshops around health equity.

The 100 Day Health Equity Workshop

Described alternately as “thought provoking” and “by far one of the best courses I have ever done,” our workshops have supported participants from more than 32 organisations so far to think about how they can contribute to improved health equity.

Through interactive exercises, conversations with people with lived experiences and delivered through various online platforms we provide participants with the opportunity to explore how and why we need to urgently address inequalities in health and care, and to consider the concepts of health equity and justice. It builds on the outcome-based approach embedded in our ICS and how we can adopt the concepts of awareness, assessment, allyship and accountability to take forward health equity.

The results are in

Participants taking up the challenge share what they / or their organisations are doing as part of this growing movement. And like the much-loved sunflower, which when nurtured can grow tall, the 100 day challenge thrives on individual action to achieve collective system progress towards improved health equity.

To learn more about a specific programme is doing simply hover and click to see details of the current Challenges undertaken by our ICS partners.

West Suffolk Alliance West Suffolk Alliance will explore the health needs of workers in farms and food factories, building on their learning from the vaccine programme about how migrant workers access health services.

CVS Tendring CVS Tendring launched their 100-day challenge offering equality and diversity training internally and externally to local VCSE partners.

Suffolk Mind has developed an internal Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Group - a step towards ensuring different voices are better reflected across the services that Suffolk Mind provides. The Group will be an invaluable source of advice for the whole of Suffolk Mind enabling it to gain increased insights into key issues.

Community Action Suffolk embarked on a 100-Day challenge of creating Accessible Communications, giving staff clear guidance when creating materials and resources such as documents, social media, website (including online accessibility with Zoom and Teams) and training to ensure inclusion and participation for all.

Last Updated on October 21, 2021

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