The Health on the High Street Award is one of the categories of the Health & Wellbeing Awards.
This new award for 2018 is inspired by RSPH’s Health on the High Street campaign.
It is aimed at organisations from retailers through to planning teams in Local Authorities which can demonstrate how they have made changes on their High Streets or in their business practices to improve the health of customers and local communities.
Don’t Gamble with Health (DGWH) is a gambling harm-minimisation project based in Islington, North London. The team worked with high street betting shop staff in the local area to improve their understanding of gambling-related harm, and to provide support service to customers who are at risk or impacted by gambling related harm.
Originating in Surrey and Buckinghamshire Eat Out Eat Well is now promoted across 22 local authorities in over 900 successful establishments. Updated to include the Government Buying Standards for Food, it is designed to give recognition to caterers offering healthier choices to their customers, through a structured and assessed framework.
Entered projects and programmes can include:
- Retailers increasing healthy options for customers
- Retailers offering training and employment for local populations
- High Street businesses providing opportunities to promote social interaction for local communities
- Councils using planning to enhance public space
- Planning and licencing being used to reduce unhealthy outlets
- Charities providing local responses to need through retail (fundraising) or support and information (drop-in services)
Category winners have the opportunity to be selected for the prestigious Public Health Minister’s Award, while all finalists are considered for two special commendations given by Public Health England (PHE).
The winners are announced at the annual RSPH Awards ceremony.