South east London faces significant population health challenges, some of which are common to urban locations and some of which are unique to our area.
Whilst there have been some successes in these areas which we should be proud of, the overall picture across our area shows that there is a high burden of disease, both physical and mental.
To support the system in tackling these challenges, together with the South East London Integrated Care System (ICS), King’s Health Partners launched the South East London Coalition for Better Health and Equity.
Our vision is that every south east London resident is enabled to live a happy and healthy life in an equitable and equal society. We want south east London to be a place where your postcode, background or ethnicity will not be a predictor of your future and your health.
Our ambition is that by working together in coalition – including the health and care sector organisations, local authorities, third sector organisations and the south east London community itself – we can create a positive step-change which will improve population health and equity while reducing health inequalities.
The three initial workstreams we are focusing on include:
Focusing on the ‘Vital 5’ (healthy blood pressure, healthy mind, healthy eating, safe drinking and quitting smoking), which have the biggest impact on health inequalities.Find out more
We recently held a conference on population health in south east London, bringing together people who work on improving population health across the NHS, social care, community care, local authorities and voluntary and community organisations. You can find out more about the programme by watching playback videos from that day, and watch case studies featuring the varied work happening across south east London on the Kings Health Partners YouTube channel.
For more information about our programme and the latest on its work, visit the programme’s webpages (kingshealthpartners.org).