18th Annual Public Health Forum - Confronting the Public Health Crisis

Global issues, local actions - health and wellbeing in a time of ecological and economic crises

Bournemouth International Centre, 24th-25th March 2010 - A Huge Success!

The Marmot Report, the General Election, the Economic and Ecological crises facing humanity - The UKPHA Public Health Forum offered the opportunity to listen, learn and to debate the major issues of our time!!

Over 800 attendees from the Public Health world descended on Bournemouth over a very wet two days in March, to contribute to the learning and success of the UKPHA’s 18th Annual Forum.

The delegates Discovered first hand what it feels like to participate in a genuinely environmentally friendly conference in a setting where the arts and creativity are integral to health and well being and where the local environment and community are partners in creating a vibrant range of health giving experiences!!

At the 2010 Annual Forum we launched a new project called ‘Delegate journeys’ and interviewed a range of delegates at this year’s Forum, from varying public health backgrounds and sectors.


Working together to reduce our impact on the environment

The Forum has always been committed to sustainable conferencing and in 2010, we took it one step further with the UKPHA Eco initiative. It showcases the progress we’ve made, as well as our aims and targets for the future which is focused around the environment and its links to human health.

Check out the UKPHA Eco page for more details on the progress we have made so far.

Don’t forget to participate in our Travel and Health Survey for your chance to win a fantastic prize!


We believe that Arts & Health are intrinsically linked. Delegates experienced many arts & health activities developed for the 2010 Forum which included dance and voice workshops, digital installations, musical performances, dance demonstrations, drumming and much more!

Public Health in the South West: Find out about its hidden gems

One of the core objectives of the UKPHA when they move around the UK with their Forum, is to really get involved in the local community. UKPHA presents a unique opportunity at the Forum, allowing delegates to get out of the four walls of the conference centre and see what our host region, which in 2010 was Bournemouth & Poole, has to offer with their own eyes!

Despite the rain, delegates showed commitment and enthusiasm for exploring the local community, taking part in offsite visits to Boscombe Spa Village, LV=Streetwise and in activities galore!

A Public Health Conference with a Difference

We believe that a conference should provide an enriching, enlightening and engaging experience for all those who attend. With so much variety and opportunity at each year’s Forum, UKPHA annually offers the chance to get involved in Public Health debates, discussions, activities and also to develop the UKPHA’s sustainable conferencing aims. There is always something for everyone!

Delegate registration for the 19th Annual Forum, taking place in Manchester in March 2011, opens in September 2010.