The 2018 Welsh Public Health Conference explored the concepts of health and wellbeing, examining what is required to build and healthy nation, and its implications for society, the economy and the environment.

With speakers such as Carwyn Jones, First Minister of Wales, and Dr Richard Alderslade, advisor to the World Health Organisation the two day conference explored four key themes of sustainability; Healthy Society, Healthy Environment, Healthy Economy and Healthy Culture and the sustainable agenda was reflected throughout the event.

The Public Health Wales International Health Team actively supported the Welsh Public Health Conference providing two sessions.

The first session, Building Your Case, detailed the strong evidence that investing in cross-sector public health policies and interventions enables and drives social, economic and environmental sustainability and inclusive economic growth. The session made the case for prevention and early intervention across sectors, settings and countries, as a key in the process.

The International Health Team has developed a guide to translate public health evidence into practice and policy focusing on investment for health and equity. The session gave the opportunity to provide a brief overview of the four stages of the guide, followed by exploring particular steps and approaches, including practical advice, examples and available tools along the way.

The second session, targeted the concept of Global Citizenship, focused on how to maximise the benefits of national and international networks; building active and sustainable international partnerships and collaborations. It provided participants a key opportunity to reflect on the progress in implementing the Charter for International Health Partnerships in Wales (The Charter), a one-of-a-kind set of common values and principles for international work across the NHS. Furthermore, participants had the opportunity to contribute to the development of the first Global Citizenship training, aimed specifically at health professionals across Wales and the UK.

For more information please visit the Welsh Public Health Conference website.  

To view the Charter, please visit the IHCC website.