Tackling health inequalities from the front line
Clinical staff and front-line social workers are in the best position to identify and manage people who may be vulnerable and a victim of health inequalities. Because they are the professionals that those impacted by these inequalities interact with, they are the ones who need the skills to help tackle these inequalities and make a positive impact on the physical, emotional, mental and social health of the individuals they support.
This 2-day Aligned Care Programme for health inequalities provides these skills and is suitable for all clinical and non-clinical health and social care professionals who provide a service to those impacted by the health inequality challenges of our society today and can be commissioned by your organisation today.
To improve inequalities in health by adopting a ‘bottom-up’ aligned care approach and provide health and social care front-line staff with the skills to make a difference to patients and clients NOW.
- To understand the meaning of Inequalities in Health and Social Care
- To explore the impact on patients, clients, clinicians and other professionals.
- To investigate the underlying causes of health inequalities and what the influencing factors are that have a bearing on how these inequalities become evident
- To examine the barriers that affect access to services and how they can all make the difference by implementing measures to reduce these barriers
- Identify your own conscious and unconscious bias and see the impact this has
- Explore a personalised approach to identifying and empowering vulnerable people and those impacted by inequalities e.g. disability/gender/ethnic minority groups/LGBTIQQ
- Experience the importance of an aligned, personalised and holistic approach to each interaction and what this really means
- Learn the keys to engaging people in behavioural change and how to break down the barriers to change
- Recognise where and why advice and education fails and the steps you can take instead
- Know how to encourage patients and clients to take ownership of their own health and social care issues without giving advice
- Distinguish the difference a partnership approach to each interaction makes
- Become familiar with how you can help empower the patient or client to optimise the possibility that every interaction they have within the health and social care arena gives them the outcome they want
- Know how to help people identify the resources and support they need
- Identify your role in leading change from within and how you can lead this change effectively