Get involved in our partnership work to reduce health inequalities

Health and care leaders from across Lancashire and Cumbria have committed improving health inequalities and making a step change in people’s health. This partnership work is being led by the Lancashire and Cumbria Health Equity Commission.

The Chair of the Health Equity Commission is Professor Sir Michael Marmot, Professor of Epidemiology at University College London, Director of the University College London Institute of Health Equity, and Past President of the World Medical Association.

The Health Equity Commission aims to start taking action in 2022.  The initial aims are:

  • Influence all Lancashire and Cumbria partners in mobilising care to reduce health inequalities and its role in the economy
  • Focus on the social determinants for health, with reference to poverty/deprivation, building on the work of the health focus in the Local Enterprise Partnerships and the Greater Lancashire Plan and equivalent Cumbria plan
  • Creating healthy and sustainable places and communities with a focus on empowerment of people in decision-making that shapes policy at neighbourhood, place and system
  • Creating good/healthy workforce and a focus on technology and innovation that supports prevention to aid economic recovery
  • Important times of life, in particular giving children and young people a good start in life with a focus on the first 1000 days

Listening to the views of people in Lancashire and Cumbria

Health equity is everyone's business and to be successful partners will need to listen to the experiences and views of local people to gain greater understanding of challenges and potential solutions and ideas. 

The Health Equity Commission is currently asking partners to contribute to a 'call for evidence' to help understand issues locally and we want to hear your views. You can contribute to this by completing a short survey which will take approximately 5 (link opens in new window)

Your responses will contribute to evidence for a Health Equity Summit with Professor Sir Michael Marmot in early 2022. The information provided by you will be used in addition to partner organisation contributions, with analysis feeding into the final report by Institute for Health Equity (IHE).


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