The Health on the High Street Award is one of the categories of the Health & Wellbeing Awards.
This award 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.
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.