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Shirley Cramer, "Everything is design. Everything!" - Paul Rand


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Shirley Cramer CBE, Chief Executive of the Royal Society for Public Health on designing for reconfiguration. Presentation at "Everything is design. Everything!" - Paul Rand event

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Shirley Cramer, "Everything is design. Everything!" - Paul Rand

  1. 1. Architects for Health Creating Health Improving Environments Shirley Cramer CBE
  2. 2. WHO Obesity Forecasts - UK 2030 Obese women 33% (25% 2010) Overweight women 63% (59% 2010) Obese men 36% (26% 2010) Overweight men 73% (70% 2010)
  3. 3. £14 billion
  4. 4. Health inequalities • Individuals in most deprived areas live 7 years less than in least deprived areas • Disability free life, expectancy – 17 years • Mental health parity with physical health
  5. 5. Richter scale of health – how we define health 1. Encourages healthy lifestyle choices 2. Promotes social interaction 3. Allows greater access to health care services and/or health advice 4. Promotes mental wellbeing
  6. 6. Most health promoting Health services Pharmacies Leisure centres/Health clubs Libraries Museum and art galleries Pubs and bars Least health promoting Tanning shops Fast food takeaways Bookmakers Payday lenders
  7. 7. Scored well on health impact Leisure centres 7 Health clubs 5 Libraries 4 Pubs & bars 2
  8. 8. Didn’t score so well on health impact Tanning shops -1 Fast food takeaways -2 Bookmakers -2 Payday loan shops -4
  9. 9. Recommendations • Local authorities to be given greater planning powers to prevent the proliferation of betting shops, payday lenders and fast food outlets • Public health criteria to be a condition of licensing for all types of business • Mandatory food hygiene ratings linked to calorie and nutrition labelling for fast food outlets • A limit of 5% of each type of business on a high street in order to avoid oversaturation and provide affordable choice • Legislation to enable local councils to set their own differential business rates to encourage healthier outlets and discourage those that are detrimental to health
  10. 10. Thank you @R_S_P_H