Alcohol related harm (3)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2013-06-19
Session date: 
June 19, 2013
Reference: 
2013/2166
Question By: 
Onkar Sahota
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Can the Mayor outline how he delivered on his commitments to reduce health inequalities in London, through his stated first step to generate a planned communication programme to increase positive attention on health issues, starting with HIV and mental health since 2010, as outlined in his statutory Health Inequalities strategy First Steps to Delivery 2012

Answer

Answer for Alcohol related harm (3)

Answer for Alcohol related harm (3)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Officers are drafting a response which will be sent shortly.

Written response received on 1 July 2013.

GLA officers continue to work with a number of partners including the National Aids Trust and the Terence Higgins Trust to support work on HIV. They have also held exploratory discussions with the Change 4 Life team in Public Health England.

In 2010 I reappointed Annie Lennox as my London HIV Ambassador. She has spearheaded annual awareness raising events around World Aids Day. In 2010 I hosted an event and City Hall exhibition telling the stories of Londoners affected by HIV through the photography of Rankin, the renowned British fashion photographer. In 2011, I supported Body & Soul's 'Life in my shoes' campaign which tackled stigma through the stories of young people affected by HIV. Last year's event was held in partnership with the Terrence Higgins Trust and supported HIV testing week.