Health and wellbeing inequalities are a key challenge in our region. The health gap between poorer areas and more affluent parts of the region are becoming more pronounced. Long-term sickness has been identified as the largest contributor to economic inactivity, which has been compounded by the pandemic.
Sheffield Hallam is well placed to help tackle this fundamental challenge. It is one of the largest healthcare training providers in the UK, as well as home to the world-leading Advanced Wellbeing Research Centre.
As part of our Civic University commitments we will increase our healthcare training provision to help boost the NHS workforce, integrate our research and innovation with local health services, and collaborate with communities to help address health inequalities in our region.