The Health Equity function in Clinical and Public Health is responsible for developing and implementing the UKHSA health equity for health security strategy, as well as working to support the wider organisation to develop the necessary data, analytic and research capabilities to monitor the impacts of health hazards and response activities on populations and communities most at risk.
The postholder will coordinate and deliver high quality, specialist technical and professional public health expertise to support the objectives of the health equity, strategy, and partnerships team. This role will focus on supporting the UKHSA response to systematic, avoidable, and unjust differences in health and wellbeing between different groups of people, which can arise due to where individuals are born, grow, live, work and become older, and lead to unequal outcomes in communicable diseases and external health hazards.
Main duties of the job
Support the implementation of the HE strategy, including the development and delivery of the CORE20PLUS framework
Work with colleagues, the HWB Alliance, and other teams in UKHSA to support the fostering and management of relationships with external stakeholders, including supporting co-design of the CORE20PLUS framework, and health equity policies and programmes
Support the function to develop and provide system assurance for health equity for the areas of responsibility of UKHSA
Analyse, use and present outcome data to monitor health equity issues and emerging trends; and to inform planning decisions.
Work with the UKHSA Emergency Planning and Resilience Response (EPRR) team to embed health equity considerations in UKHSA incident planning and response
Contribute to the UKHSA response during incidents in line with UKHSAs Emergency Planning and Resilience Response (EPRR) arrangements.
Support work across UKHSA to develop a systematic approach to advanced public health intelligence and data driven health equity to ensure evidence-based policy development and implementation and ensure that there is timely monitoring and publication across all disease areas on inequalities to monitor whether efforts to reduce them are successful
Your main responsibilities will include:
The job holder will be required to carry out the following responsibilities, activities and duties:
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