The World Health Innovation Summit (WHIS) aims to relieve the pressures on health services by giving our communities the tools to take care of their own physical and mental well-being... from childhood through to old age.
Ultimately we hope to change the way people think about their health, physically and emotionally. Giving them the ownership and the tools to make a difference.Inspire and inform people in their communities to implement change to improve their health and wellbeing
WHIS is a platform that brings patients, clinicians, managers, voluntary sector, edu- cation and the business community together to create value while supporting our health and social care services.
Based in the heart of Cumbria [UK] WHIS identified that people in the community would be better supported if they had more access to holistic solutions in their locality. Taking a person centred health approach (prevention), WHIS recognised that there are four key cornerstones all of which needed to be supported at the same time by the same people: Economy, Education, Environment and Ecosystems.
WHIS uses its knowledge and network to provide opportunities - bridging the gap between community stakeholders, industry and investors, specialising in health care and particularly the delivery of SDG3 (Good health and wellbeing).
The WHIS network provides an entry point into any health eco-system worldwide.
WHIS provides a platform for knowledge sharing, idea creation, and solutions in health care, using our unique skills, influence and network to mentor projects ensuring they are sustainable and bankable.
OPPORTUNITIES TO CREATE SUSTAINABLE HEALTHCARE (SDG3 GOOD HEALTH & WELLBEING)
he opportunity exists to strengthen our existing healthcare model while investing in health and wellbeing that creates value based on prevention, early intervention and using different resources.
Health and Economics are intrinsically linked as we’ve seen with COVID19. By investing in early intervention we aim to enable people and communities to thrive and improve their health and wellbeing, support existing health services, create new and meaningful jobs while supporting the implementation of the 17 sustainable development goals (SDG Cities).
Mission We create real opportunities to empower communities, globally. We aim to improve people’s overall health and wellbeing, while supporting local economies. We partner with citizens and communities across the world to do this.
Vision WHIS aims to support our communities to implement and deliver all seventeen of the Sustainable Development Goals in every country in the world.
WHIS values each and every person on our globe. We show our values through our actions: Trust, Transparency, Honesty, Integrity and Respect. We treat others how we would like to be treated.
WHIS Model Our model is simple. We are a community interest company. We generate revenue and reinvest it back into local communities to deliver the SDGs. We do this in a number of ways.
Empower communities to improve their health and wellbeing.
Co- design and co-implement our WHIS programmes.
Support local recruitment & staff health and wellbeing – increase retention.
Create hubs for health and social care innovation worldwide.
Create social capital and intellectual capital.
Create new and innovative industries.
As the future of healthcare shifts too prevention and keeping people healthy we will also see healthcare expenditure shift.
Our story - SDG3 Good Health and Wellbeing and achieving Universal Health Coverage
In 2015 the World Health Innovation Summit CIC was founded by Mr Gareth Presch. Based in the heart of Cumbria [UK] with an international career in healthcare systems, Gareth identified that people in the community would be better supported if they had more access to holistic solutions, in their locality. This is what we call community based person-centred care.
Taking a Good Health & Wellbeing (SDG3) approach to person centred health, Gareth recognised that there were five key cornerstones (Pillars) of which all needed to be supported, at the same time, by the same people: Health, Economy, Education, Environment and Ecosystems.
Gareth felt if people were more aware about how each Pillar impacted their daily lives, and ways in which to better understand them, then this could:
1. Help grow our economies (globally, nationally and locally)
2. Take pressures off our health and social services (staff and resources)
3. Create healthier & happier populations (improve people’s health & wellbeing)
4. Restore the balance to the environment
5. Create equal and safe opportunities
6. Support the most vulnerable people in our society
These are now the WHIS Goals.
Gareth also identified a serious gap when it came to the progress of innovation. Many local enterprises and voluntary organisations were already providing exemplar services in their localities - but were working in isolation. His idea was to bring together like-minded people, with the same values, to deliver evidence based solutions across the globe. Collaboration: The key to achieving these goals.
A new movement was born: #TogetherWeInspire
The WHIS team has held summits and activities right across the UK (Newcastle, Carlisle, Nottingham,Blackpool, Manchester, Birmingham, Leicester.), Thailand and Greece. The programmes and wellness activities (wellness retreats) have been tested in Cumbria. Additionally, to create engagement, WHIS has launched a magazine (WHISInspire), and WHISTalks, with various other initiatives to support people’s health and wellbeing in development. The platform can be defined as a social business, aiming to generate income streams to then reinvest money back into local communities (Porter and Kramer, 2006).
Once overheads are covered, the profits are reinvested back into the community. The objectives are to improve people’s health and wellbeing while creating a new ecosystem through a sharing and circular economy. An independent report has demonstrated that every £1 invested in the activities will generate £36 in terms of social return on investment back to the local community.
Together, with the support from an ever-evolving extraordinary international team, WHIS has now become a global platform, connecting thousands of innovators and social entrepreneurs across the world who have the same ethical values and the passion to create a better world now, and for future generations.
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015, provides a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future. At its heart are the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which are an urgent call for action by all countries - developed and developing - in a global partnership. They recognize that ending poverty and other deprivations must go hand-in-hand with strategies that improve health and education, reduce inequality, and spur economic growth – all while tackling climate change and working to preserve our oceans and forests.
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Professionals reported decreased professional isolation and improved motivation:
67% said “I have improved my professional network.”
63% said “I have better access to new and innovative ideas through WHIS.”
53% said “I have a more positive professional outlook.”
52% said “I have improved my general professional knowledge base.”
48% said “I feel less isolated professionally."
"An international exchange of ideas,
enthusiasm, best practice and shared
values, right on our own doorstep! An
exciting opportunity to showcase our
beautiful county and its people, and
remind ourselves what resources we
already have, and our potential for
achieving even more. It provides an
opportunity to improve health both
locally and globally, in a myriad of ways
and will help us attract health care
professionals to the region".
Dr Laura Hipple, NHS Cumbria, UK
“I feel more pride and hope in the future of health & social care.” Summit attendee
“WHIS has connected many people who have gone on to develop collaborations and improved their lives and others they provide services for.”
"I have learnt that I could control my
helped me see that." Boy Age 9
"To be more aware of people around me. Work
together. I have enjoyed everything.
" Girl, 8
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World Health Innovation Summit CIC platform for sustainable development.
We provide expert advise to support the implementation of the sustainable development goals.
Our approach is to create value and ideas that can support Local Governments, NGOs, Hospitals, Private Business, Investors etc with strategies and services for sustainable development.