HEN Event Reports

The Healthy Environment Network communicates mainly by email. Meetings of the full network are held annually, usually in the form of a one-day symposium and workshops on topics of current concern or mutual interest.

Notes on previous meetings can be downloaded below.

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March 2014 – Housing and Health

October 2012 - Healthy Sustainable Transport: an Update

February 2010 - Working Together to Create Healthier Sustainable Places

February 2009 – Equally Well: the importance of place

February 2008 - Transport, the Environment and Children´s Health

March 2007 - The Environment and Heart Disease

February 2006 – Climate Change and Health

February 2005 – The Environment and the Health Improvement Challenge

November 2003 – Environmental Justice, Planning and Health

November 2002 – Environment and Population Health

May 2002 – Inaugural meeting

 

March 2014- Housing and Health 

The 2014 meeting of the Healthy Environment Network centred on housing and its impact on health.  Download HEN meeting report March 2014.

Download HEN meeting report March 2014

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October 2012 – Healthy Sustainable Transport: an update

The 2012 meeting of the Healthy Environment Network focused on sustainable transport and what has been happening in Scotland in this area.

Download HEN Meeting Report October 2012

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February 2010 - Working Together to Create Healthier Sustainable Places

The 2010 meeting of the Healthy Environment Network centred on engaging with Community Planning Partnerships to create Healthier Sustainable Places.

Download HEN Meeting Report February 2010

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February 2009 – equally well: the importance of place

The 2009 meeting of the Healthy Environment Network centred on inequalities and place, focussing primarily on two recently published policy documents: Equally Well and its implementation plan published in December 2008; and Good Places Better Health.

Download HEN Meeting Report 2009

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February 2008 – transport, the environment and children’s health

The 2008 meeting of the Healthy Environment Network set out to build on our discussions in 2007. There were very interesting and thought-provoking presentations on transport, the environment and children’s health and this was followed by workshops where we discussed the issues raised in more detail.

Download HEN Meeting Report 2008

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March 2007 – the environment and heart disease

The network held an interesting and informative meeting in March 2007 looking at environmental influences on heart health and heart disease and discussing how organisations across Scotland can work more effectively together to address these influences. A network position paper was developed in the light of discussion at that meeting.

Download HEN meeting report 2007 – the environment and heart disease
Download HEN position paper 2008 – the environment and health: identifying the priorities

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February 2006 – Climate Change and Health

The Network met in February 2006 when the topic was climate change and health. Presentations covered issues such as environmental impacts of climate change, health impacts, the sustainable development strategy for Scotland, and a description of the recent floods in Carlisle (as an example of the results of an adverse weather events).

Download HEN Meeting Report February 2006 – Climate Change and Health

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February 2005 – The Environment and the Health Improvement Challenge

In February 2005, the topic for the Network meeting was the Environment and the Health Improvement Challenge. During this meeting we heard presentations on health improvement and the environment, strategic environmental assessment, a call for new ways of assessing national development (other than economic growth), and a discussion of stress biology.

Download HEN Meeting Report February 2005 – The Environment and the Health Improvement Challenge

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November 2003 – Environmental Justice, Planning and Health

The 2009 meeting of the Healthy Environment Network centred on inequalities and place, focussing primarily on two recently published policy documents: Equally Well and its implementation plan published in December 2008; and Good Places Better Health.

In November 2003, the Network meeting focused on environmental justice, planning and health, hearing presentations on a recent Network Report on Environmental Justice, the ways in which this is being interpreted and links to planning and health.

Download HEN Meeting Report November 03 – Environmental Justice, Planning and Health

Download HEN Report on Environmental Justice

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November 2002 – Environment and Population Health

In November 2002, the Network held its second meeting. At this we discussed the ways in which the environment influences the health of the population and discussed the format and future development of the Network.

Download HEN Meeting Report November 2002 – Environment and Population Health

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May 2002 – Inaugural meeting

The Network held its inaugural meeting in May 2002. During this meeting we heard presentations on the thinking behind the Network and how another such multi-sectoral network had operated in the past, as well as presentations on environment and health and the links between health and sustainable development.

Download HEN Inaugural Meeting Report

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Updated 25 July 2014

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