More than a game: How football is helping to reduce health inequalities

Dr Bola Owolabi, Director — Healthcare Inequalities Improvement Programme at NHS England and NHS Improvement, visited Preston and Blackpool to see how the English Football League (EFL) is supporting communities and reducing health inequalities. In this short film Bola joins a Bollywood-themed exercise class for Muslim women hosted by Preston North End Community and Education Trust and a service in Blackpool which offers recreational football and peer support for adults experiencing mental health concerns.