H&F Council will harness ideas from the community to solve difficult social problems as great minds get together in its first-ever ‘hackathon’.
On Saturday, people with a wide range of backgrounds, including in technology, health and education, will join forces to find innovative new ways of helping young people lead healthier lives.
More than 130 people will be attending the Hammersmith & Fulham Healthy and Fit Hackathon on Saturday 14 May from 10am to 6pm.
Young people, parents, healthcare and policy professionals, developers, designers, coders, social entrepreneurs, food bloggers, chefs, teachers and students will be coming up with ways to help young people be healthier.
And you can have your say by tweeting your views and ideas with the hashtag #hfhealth.
“We want to harness the knowledge and wide range of experiences of H&F residents to develop innovative solutions that work locally,” said Cllr Vivienne Lukey, HF Cabinet Member for Health and Adult Social Care.
“Why not get involved by tweeting with the #hfhealth hashtag? Your ideas might make a real difference.”
The H&F Healthy and Fit Hackathon will be held in Hammersmith Town Hall where groups will be trying to find solutions to the following questions:
- How can healthy food be more accessible and popular?
- How could there be better participation in PE and sport – including use of green space?
- What could happen to help families with young children eat well and move more to build good habits for life?
- How can teenagers be more fit, healthy and body-confident?
The event is part of H&F Council’s commitment to protect the NHS and enhance healthcare in Hammersmith & Fulham, which includes its campaign to save Charing Cross Hospital.