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  • 06.Nov.2014
       Talk by Cormac Russell on building communities

    "What communities build for themselves they won't destroy" - enjoy an evening of lateral thinking about health and social problems

    Venue: King's College, Franklin-Wilkins Building, Stamford St, London SE1 8WA

    Date: 6th November 2014

    Time: Doors 6.30pm; lecture 7 to 8.30pm

    Tickets: £12 non-members, £10 College of Medicine members

    Cormac Russell believes that many health and social care services are asking the wrong question: what people can’t do, instead of what they can.

    In one corner of a Croydon neighbourhood: two increasingly depressed parents, trapped in a small flat with no safe place for their children to play. In another: a lonely widow, seeing little of her grandchildren, not looking after her health, and losing control of her large, rambling garden.

    Traditional social and health work would regard these situations as two separate problems. Cormac Russell's Asset Based Community Development approach saw how the two problems together made a solution. Now the rambling garden is an allotment and play area, and all the people involved have seen their health problems alleviated by social reconnection.

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  • 15.Nov.2014
       MEDACT FORUM 2014 Health in Action

    MEDACT Annual Conference

    Venue: The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel St, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7HT

    Date: Saturday 15th November 2014, 09.30 to 17.30.  

    Ticket prices: £17 to £50

    Following Medact’s relaunch conference in November 2013, another gathering has been organised for health professionals with a social conscience to learn and engage with a range of social, political, economic and ecological issues. We have renowned academic experts from the field of global governance and globalisation; and the official launch of the fourth alternative world health report.

    We have a featured workshop on the Spirit Level Documentary, and a series of workshops aimed at creating the space and opportunities for busy health professionals to participate in meaningful action, whether it’s to do with the restoration of the NHS, the redistribution of wealth or the prevention of further global warming. And we have a special session on a neglected global health issue: the destructive and ineffective war on illegal drugs. Read More

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