Humanitys Rising webinars with Nordic health and Ehff
Webinar 1 Health and Humanity. February 11th 2021
This is the first of a series of five webinars examining different aspects of the theme of health in its widest sense, from the perspective of two European health NGOs – the Nordic Health 2030 Movement and the European Health Futures Forum – both committed to supporting social change. The theme is respecting healthcare professionals’ expertise but acknowledging the importance of prevention, promotion of wellbeing and getting the community voice articulated and able to shape the future of health in society.
We start by considering health in the context of society, of communities working together, sharing collective and individual responsibility both to preserve and improve health and well-being but also supporting transformational change within society, for the betterment of the planet, the environment, for our children and for those who depend on us.
Convener:Lars Muenter, Director, Danish Committee for Health Education
Presenters:Cormac Russell, MD of Nurture Development on Asset Based Community development, Kristine Sorensen, Director of the Global Health Literacy Academy on the power of health literacy, Jim Phillips, Director of the Centre for Patient and Community Empowerment on tools to support community empowerment, Matthijs Zwier, Utrecht HealthPact on Dutch approaches to community action on health, Professor John Drury of Sussex University on the social psychology of coping with the pandemic.
Organizers: The Nordic Health 2030 Movement (www.nordichealth2030.org ) is a network of 30 or more Nordic organisations supporting better health through an equal balance between care and prevention. They are value driven, committed to trust and openness, creativity and innovation, the concept of individual responsibility and finally, to cultivation: building on these principles through social movements. Represented here by Lars Muenter who leads for Communications as part of his ‘day-job’ on international health projects with the Danish Committee for Health Education, in Copenhagen.
The European Health Futures Forum is a network organisation registered in Ireland, but with Directors and Board reflecting its international focus. EHFF seeks to transform healthcare and improve the well-being of European citizens by highlighting and addressing prominent factors impacting health and wellness. EHFF is also value driven, seeking to address, through the lens of health and wellbeing, issues such as social cohesion, dysfunctional financial models, environmental sustainability and education with an open-source, inclusive and inter-generational approach. David Somekh, Network Director, on behalf of his EHFF colleagues, has co-produced these webinars. https://youtu.be/iDhsFDAPGIQ
Webinar 2. Healthy by Design. February 18th 2021
Continuing the series of webinars with Lars Munter of http://nordichealth2030.org/ and David Somekh of EHFF, the focus moves from the community basis of health to a view of health as a consequence of good (or bad) design.
Morten Nielsen of the Copenhagen based International Federation for Housing and Planning talks about designing cities to promote a healthier life for citizens. Robert Rubenstein, founder of TBLI explains the triple bottom line for company investment: people, planet and profit; and how that approach can contribute to a healthier society. From a health planning perspective, Hans Martens, Senior Advisor, European Policy Centre (EPC) discusses the issue of resilience of health systems and lessons to be learned from the COVID pandemic. Finally, Daniel Steenstra, formerly Professor of Disruptive Innovation at Cranfield University, and a member of the EHFF Advisory Board, and his colleague Veron Lai bring insights from engineering and applied design on the inherent weaknesses and challenges in current health service design and implications for the future. You can view the full webinar below.
Webinar 3. Health and the wider ecosystem. February 25th 2021
Continuing the series of webinars with Lars Munter of Nordic Health 2030 and David Somekh of EHFF the focus moves from the design of health to a view of health in the wider context of its ecosystem: the interaction of factors such as current economic models, environmental issues and social inequality.
We present a systems thinking approach to modelling the future of health from one of the pioneers of the Third Horizon method, Bill Sharpe of the International Futures Forum, an introduction to the concept of the Wellbeing Economy from Gary Gillespie of the Scottish Ministry of Finance and an Irish perspective on the relevance of a sustainable environment from Caroline Whyte of FEASTA, the Foundation for the Economics of Sustainability . We get a Nordic viewpoint from Bogi Eliason of the Copenhagen Institute for Future Studies and Niina Aagaard of Nordic Innovation on the Circular Economy. Finally, we offer two case studies: applying the 3H model to the future of European Health from Ian Kendrick of 3H University and the Wellbeing Economy in action in New Zealand, from Kirsten Jensen, New Zealand Ministry of Finance. watch the full webinar here: https://youtu.be/72k0vhjaNDg
Webinar 4. Our digital health. March 18th 2021
This week Lars Munter from Nordic Health 2030 and David Somekh from EHFF move on from looking at the overall Health ecosystem to examining different facets of a topic that is attracting a great deal of attention at the moment – digital health. While digital may have the capacity to transform the way healthcare is delivered (and has already started to do so) as with any innovation, there are a host of new issues that come with it.
Firstly, Jaana Sinipuro : Project Director digital health hub, SITRA provides an overview from the leading innovation foundation in Finland. Then Prof. Mike Bewick, former Deputy Medical Director, NHS England, talks about his work on digital literacy and Kieran Walsh Clinical Director, British Medical Journal, provides a perspective on use of digital health during the COVID pandemic.
Dipak Kalra: as President of the European Institute for Innovation through Health Data offers a European view on how better health data can transform care and Victoria Betton: MD, PeopleDotCom.Ltd shares her experience of how to create bottom up digital innovation.
There will also be practical examples from Anders Tunold-Hanssen from the Nordic Interoperability Project and Nicolaj Holm Faber: Chief Advisor, the Danish Committee for Health Education. https://youtu.be/ASg1iGWvJi4
webinar No.5 Mental health, longevity and a working future. March 25th 2021
In the final session of this series, Lars Munter from Nordic Health 2030 and David Somekh from EHFF look to the future of mental health and wellbeing as it is evolving, work and productivity and the implications of increased longevity. Seeing these three issues as overlapping challenges.
Nicolas Schmit, EU Commissioner Jobs & Social Rights starts our session by providing an insight into his current brief in relation to the skills agenda and other workforce issues.
Carsten Obel, Department of Public Health, Aarhus University, Denmark gives a view on health and healthcare at work, while Lene Soevold, Norwegian University of Science and technology talks about her work on mental health and Katie Rizvi representing the European Health Coalition, talks about re-skilling after major illnesses.
In addition, Kristine Sorenson, Specialist Advisor, DCHE presents the Danish National Partnership on Mental Health. Finally, David Wood,(CEO London Futurists) challenges us with a view from the future.
To wrap-up, a reflection between Jim Garrison, Lars and David on health within the context of the Humanity Rising adventure and where else we might go.https://youtu.be/sqlamuBSmCI