Three new reports on partnership working between faith and local government.

FaithAction Symposium on Faith and Public Health

The FaithAction Symposium on Faith and Public Health took place at Heythrop College, University of London on 25 September 2014.

The day brought together Public Health England, the UK Health Forum, Public Health practitioners, faith agencies and academics from both public health and health and theology/social sciences.

The symposium included the presentation of two pieces of research:

Speaking were:

  • Prof. Kevin Fenton, Director of Health and Wellbeing, Public Health England
  • Prof. Neil Messer, Professor of Theology, University of Winchester
  • Dr. Peter Kevern, Associate Professor in Values in Care, Staffordshire University
  • Jim McManus, Director of Public Health, Hertfordshire

Faith-Based Organisations

We have produced a short report on the day aimed at faith-based organisations.

Directors of Public Health

We have produced a short summary of the research and the Symposium tailored for Directors of Public Health.

Further materials from the day are available:

The Impact of Faith-Based Organisations on Public Health and Social Capital

Our report on faith and public health, the first of its kind in the UK, was launched at the Symposium.

Find out more and download the report here