Seminar: Operationalising equity and evidence in local government health planning

Mark Boyd is Director, Cities for Safe and Healthy Communities at ICLEI Oceania. Mark has over 15 years experience in the public health sector, including four years in working on local government health plans, involving development of the first local government strategy in Australia to reduce alcohol-related harms, which has been used as a model for similar work across Australia. Similarly, his models in food security approaches by local government are now used across the state and by various local governments throughout Australia.

Mark recently worked at VicHealth, the Victorian Health Promotion Foundation, where he contributed to an equity agenda including assisting with state policy actions to reduce inequality, and the development of equity-based planning resources for health promotion planning which are now used nationally and internationally as key texts for equity-based health planning.

Mark’s presentation (PDF)

Held at the Centre for Sustainable Cities, University of Otago, Wellington, 4 November 2008