The new Office for Health Improvement & Disparities: Opportunities and Challenges in Reforming Public Health

The new Office for Health Improvement & Disparities: Opportunities and Challenges in Reforming Public Health

Speaker: Gila Sacks, Director of Prevention Services, Office for Health Improvement and Disparities, Department of Health and Social Care

Gila Sacks led the public health reform programme which resulted in the creation of the Office for Health Improvement & Disparities (OHID) and the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA). She is now OHID’s Director of Prevention Services. Prior to joining the Department for Health and Social Care in 2020, she held senior policy roles across government, including in the Departments of Digital, Business, Education and in No10.

In this discussion, Gila will outline the role and ambitions of OHID and how it is working to place prevention and health improvement more firmly at the heart of government and the health and care system. She will then lead a discussion on priorities and opportunities for improving health, and lessons to be learned from other public health systems and successes.

Watch a recording of the event here.