LEPH2018 Welcome Reception in the beautiful Hart House, Toronto University

(Pictured above: Conference Director, Professor Nick Crofts)   LEPH2018 opened with a Welcome Reception at the beautiful Hart House at the University of Toronto. Delegates were treated with opening speeches from Matt Torigian and Dale McFee who have both been invited speakers to previous LEPH conferences in Amsterdam. Dr. Eileen de Villa, Toronto Medical Officer…


Conference Themes demonstrate breadth of LEPH

Conference Themes demonstrate breadth of LEPH issues. ‘Disparities in Health and Criminal Justice’ is the overarching LEPH2018 theme, supported by 13 substantive themes. Read more.   Overarching theme   Disparities in Health and Criminal Justice Health states are intimately related to socioeconomic status, which itself relates to the major direct determinants of health (including access to and quality of health…


Public health approach to violence reduction to be adopted in London

Public health approach to violence reduction to be adopted in London “Sadiq Khan today announced a major policy shift to halt the wave of knife killings in London by adopting a new “public health” approach” Read the full article in the Evening Standard The public health approach will be adopted from lessons learned in Glasgow led by…


Local community promotes women’s leadership and LEPH2018 in rural Victoria, Australia

  The rural Victorian town Maryborough (Australia) is fast becoming a leader in new initiatives to promote inclusiveness, community cohesion and public safety issues.   In 2016, the Specialist Setting Team from the Maryborough Education Centre (MEC) was recognised with a Victorian Education Excellence Award. Read more.   Local leaders, including Louise Staley MP (Member of Parliament),…


Breaking Down the Barriers

Breaking Down the Barriers –    Not only do the criminal justice and public health sectors need to work together. They need to learn together. Hear Edmonton Police Officer James Clover reflect on “learning and education” and others address the issue of overcoming barriers and improving intersectoral education. Session summary for M10 on Wednesday 24…


The Dutch Approach

Hear from Pieter-Jaap Aalbersberg, the Chief Police Officer in Amsterdam and others about the Dutch approach towards sustainable solutions for dealing with people with mental illness.


See session C10 of the program on Monday 22 October 2018