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People Make Glasgow Healthier

People Make Glasgow Healthier

With 2019 being an important year for medical associations meeting in the city, each with a serious public health message at their heart, we have created People Make Glasgow Healthier.

The partnership initiative led by Glasgow Convention Bureau, working with medical associations meeting in the city, the SEC, industry partners and local academics aims to take the subject matter of the conference outside the walls of the convention centre, into the community. 

We are championing the Beyond Tourism benefits that conferences bring to their host destination. The People Make Glasgow Healthier initiative is about bringing a positive health message to the citizens of Glasgow, leaving a lasting legacy in the city. 

People Make Glasgow Healthier in Action 

The initiative started in March 2019 with The International Forum on Quality and Safety in Healthcare that took place at the Scottish Event Campus, the partners sought to leave a healthcare legacy by creating a Health Week across the city. 

The Scottish Government co-ordinated local groups and volunteers across a variety of venues and audiences in the city offering public health initiatives. 

Reaching over 1000 members of the public, Health Week included the Quit Your Way Campaign and The Organ Donation Team who were at St Enoch Shopping Centre providing information on how to register as an organ donor, this activity resulted in 50 people signing up. 

The European Congress on Obesity also engaged with the initiative with a public event at the Glasgow Science Centre. Managed by the University of Glasgow, in collaboration with the Convention Bureau, the event presented research on population health, childhood obesity and physical activity to the Science Centre visitors. Attractions for the public included a pedometer step challenge, with 260 children and adults taking part. 

We understand the importance of living a healthy life at home and at conference.

Our Health & Fitness Guide for Delegates has useful information that can be shared with delegates on sporting activities and even where to enjoy some delicious healthy food.

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