Following the success of the first Wellness and Prevention of Illness Definitions Workshop in January, it was identified that there is a gap in knowledge and a need to further explore the language and linguistics around wellness and prevention of illness.
Hosted by West Midlands Academic Health Science Network, this workshop is for anyone who’s ever walked away from a meeting wondering if they’ve understood what was said, or whether what they’ve said has been understood.
Even though we use the same words, we often don’t seem to be speaking the ‘same language’. This workshop will try to ensure that what we say, and how we say it, is consistent and gets our message and purpose across.
Attendees will discuss the West Midlands’ prevention of illness agenda and our use of language, and is aimed at people who work on the prevention of illness agenda across health, social care and the third sector, including commissioners and front line provider staff.
WMAHSN wants to work with you to understand the language differences, and hence the barriers, in working in prevention across sectors. There is a need to develop a common bond of prevention language and linguistics to support this increasingly important agenda and to ensure that we speak a common vocabulary, which enables people to get the right services, at the right time and in the right way.
This event is primarily aimed at people who did not attend the first event but those who did are welcome to return and further explore the topic.
Using the results of the events we will be creating a glossary which will be used by the Prevention and Self Care Network, which will be launched in the Spring, and which then also be shared across the WMAHSN and our partners.