The RSPH Health and Wellbeing Awards celebrates the best practice and achievements of communities, charities and businesses that protect and improve public’s health. The assessment criteria are based on the principles of the Ottawa Charter for Health Promotion and subsequent international declarations which call for action to achieve ‘health for all’.
The winners of 2021 RSPH Health and Wellbeing Awards are:
- Nurture Early for Optimal Nutrition (NEON): the Health at Every Age Award
- Anglian Water: the Health and Wellbeing at Workplaces Award
- Redthread: the Community Health Development Award
- Breathe Eating Disorder Services: the Healthier Lifestyles Award
- Albion in the Community: the Health Equity Award
- Noise Solution: the Arts and Health Award
- Newcastle United Foundation: the Public Mental Health and Wellbeing Award
Additionally, the RSPH Council awarded Outstanding Contribution to International Public Health Awards:
- Professor David Nabaro, who has worked directly with the Director General of the WHO to support the global response to the pandemic working tirelessly to provide evidence based guidance
- Kate Bingham for all her work in the UK vaccine rollout program
- The Oxford COVID-19 Vaccine Team for developing what we all know as the Oxford- Astra Zeneca vaccine and saving billions of lives across the world
Christina Marriott, Chief Executive of Royal Society for Public Health said: “RSPH Health and Wellbeing Awards provide an opportunity for communities, charities and businesses to celebrate their work and the real difference they make to the nation’s health.
“The last 20 months has been incredibly challenging to all of us. Those working to protect and improve the health of their communities have risen magnificently to the ongoing challenges and deserve our gratitude and thanks. I am delighted to give Royal Society for Public Health’s platform to thank all the individuals and organisations working their hardest to deliver at a time when they have never been more needed.”
Graham Rushbrook, Chair of the RSPH Health & Wellbeing Awards Programme said: “These awards are the kitemark of excellence and winning one really does demonstrate the incredible impact an organisation is making in improving the health and wellbeing of people across the UK. The recognition of these Awards also help organisations. Many of our finalists and winners report that these Awards has helped in securing new funding, building new partnerships and ultimately helping with the long term sustainability of their many projects and programmes they work on.”