A bright sunny day at the House of Commons Terrace was the venue for the Public Health Minister’s celebration of public health heroes, which took place on March 2nd, to once again recognise and highlight the astounding work of unsung, local heroes of public health from across the country. This was the second event, following on from the success of last year’s celebration, which took place at the House of Lords.
We asked MPs and Directors of Public health to provide nominations from their areas of local projects and people who went the extra mile for their local communities to improve health. And we were overwhelmed with 89 nominations covering the breadth of public health, including projects such as the ‘Fit Reds’, who support men back into fitness through football in Barnsley, the Oldham Dementia Partnership who work to improve dementia care in their local community, and Community Energy Plus an agency working to alleviate fuel poverty in the South West.
Of all the nominations, we invited 30 individuals or projects to join the Minister at the reception at the House of Commons where they received a certificate to commemorate the event. To read more about all the excellent projects please click the link Brochure – Celebrating Public Health Excellence – 2015.
It was a fantastic day, and an incredible opportunity to meet the nominees, to fully understand their work and projects, and to recognise the outstanding work they do every day.