Belfast Healthy Cities: 2015 WHO Healthy Cities Awards
The World Health Organization (WHO) Belfast Healthy City Awards 2015 will recognise excellence in improving the health and wellbeing of the people of Belfast. The awards are open until Wednesday 21 October. Application pack: www.belfasthealthycities.com
Does your organisation work towards improving the health and wellbeing of the people of Belfast?
The World Health Organization (WHO) Belfast Healthy City Awards 2015 will recognise excellence in improving the health and wellbeing of the people of Belfast. This is a significant opportunity for your organisation to gain recognition for its hard work.
There are four award categories, Promoting Health Equity; Healthy Places; Healthy Living and a new category for this year, Engaging for Change. This category is particularly aimed at projects that work directly with people to empower them to improve their own health and wellbeing.
The awards are open until Wednesday 21 October. Further information and an application pack is available from www.belfasthealthycities.com
This will be the third year the awards have been presented. A short film about last year’s awards is available here.
The awards categories are
Promoting Health Equity
This award will highlight programmes and activities that aim to tackle inequalities in the city including addressing issues such as: socio-economic deprivation; fuel poverty; food poverty the needs of vulnerable and marginalised groups; health promotion initiatives and tackling age or lifestyle related inequalities.
This award will be presented to a programme or initiative that has significantly contributed to supporting good health through creating supportive and healthy places for people. Healthy Places focuses on how planning, transport and regeneration affect people’s lives, their health and wellbeing and how this shapes disadvantage and inequalities.
This award will recognise achievement in healthy living; leisure and sporting activities including dance; active and healthy travel including cycling and walking initiatives; volunteering; and heritage and environmental programmes. Healthy Living focuses on initiatives that encourage and enable people of all ages to live healthier lives and actively participate in society.
Engaging for Change
This award will focus on projects or initiatives that work directly with people to empower them to take control of improving their own health and wellbeing. Initiatives will demonstrate the application of active engagement processes to involve and retain participants. They will show how they make use of the assets that exist to improve health within the community and are likely to have involved collaboration or partnership approaches.