The Health at Every Age Award is one of the categories of the Health & Wellbeing Awards. Health at Every Age can be defined as maintaining good health and living well at every stage of the life course
In this new category, we expect to see tailored interventions and programmes of work that relate specifically to at least one of the five stages of the life course articulated in The Marmot Review 2010 and which contribute to the goal of health equity in each of these life phases.
Entered projects and programmes should demonstrate:
- Novel approaches to keeping populations healthy in the here and now, as well as in creating opportunities for individuals to be healthy in the future. This could include work focused on pre-natal or post-natal care, programmes of work to improve the mental health and emotional wellbeing of young people, health screening initiatives for older age groups and community-focused approaches to improving health and wellbeing of a targeted population group.
- As with all categories, we would expect to see evidence of the needs assessment underpinning your intervention and we encourage approaches that can demonstrate effective co-production.
- For this year, given the extreme challenges we have faced with the COVID-19 pandemic, we are very keen to encourage examples of activity that helped to build resilience in the face of the pandemic.
- Applications should demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of age as a protected characteristic, as described within the Equality Act 2010. This understanding will also be reflected in the design, delivery and evaluation of the programmes or interventions that you are submitting for the award.
The winners are announced at the annual RSPH Awards ceremony.