27 June 2019

The Welsh Public Health Conference – Abstracts

The Welsh Public Health Conference is where hundreds of delegates from a range of backgrounds come together, work together and share ideas to build a healthier Wales. This year’s conference will take place on Thursday 17 and Friday 18 October at the International Convention Centre, Newport. Registration will open soon so save the dates in […]

2 May 2019

Preventing violent extremism needs a public health approach, says new report

More needs to be done to understand the journey that leads individuals to commit acts of violent extremism.Preventing Violent Extremism ReportA new report urges public services to work together to tackle the broader risk factors for involvement in violent extremism that are often hidden behind discussions about politics, race and religion. In the first publication […]

16 April 2019

World Health Organization Venice Office Visit to Wales 8th & 9th of April 2019,- Positioning Wales at the Forefront of the European Agenda “Healthy Prosperous Lives for all”

In March 2018, the World Health Organization (WHO) designated a WHO Collaborating Centre on Investment for Health and Well-being (WHO CC) at Public Health Wales. It is the first one in this area of expertise globally, joining a network of over 800 collaborating centres in more than 80 countries. It focuses on how best to invest in […]

16 April 2019

First Minister reiterates welcome for asylum seekers and refugees: “The privilege is ours to have you here”

On 3rd April, over a hundred people came together in the Senedd to celebrate how far Wales has come on its journey to becoming a ‘nation of sanctuary’. Attendees included Assembly Members, senior health professionals, third sector representatives, people seeking sanctuary and volunteers involved in local welcome initiatives. The vision of Wales as a ‘nation of […]

2 April 2019

Sanctuary seekers and health professionals in Wales call for accessible health and wellbeing services for all – new report

People seeking sanctuary, including refugees and asylum seekers, are struggling to access health and wellbeing services in Wales, according to a new Public Health Wales and Swansea University report. People seeking sanctuary reported feeling their needs were not recognised, and that they had experienced problems navigating through services, including language difficulties and a lack of […]

1 March 2019

Invest to save: new guidance on priority areas for health and wellbeing action

A new guide will help decision-makers improve health and wellbeing in Wales with value-for-money priority action to prevent ill-health.Prosperity for All Report Cover EnglishThe guide, Driving Prosperity for All through Investing for Health and Well-being, identifies ten key evidence-informed policy opportunities for investment in Wales. Opportunities identified in the report address areas of high burden […]

19 February 2019

Going Global

Join Health Education England (HEE) and Tropical Health and Education Trust (THET) in Birmingham as they launch the first in a series of events for NHS staff interested in global health experience. Coinciding with the forthcoming launch of HEE’s new Global Workforce Strategy and drawing on THET’s long experience of managing health partnerships across Africa […]

17 December 2018

European Health Forum Gastein 2018

The annual European Health Forum Gastein brings together public health professionals from all over Europe and beyond. The Forum convenes politicians, decision-makers, representatives of interest groups and experts in the field of public health and healthcare and offers a platform to shape the future of European public health. It is an opportunity to strengthen the […]

17 December 2018

Early Action Together Programme in Canada

The Early Action Together (EAT) Programme, a multi-agency, ACE-informed approach aiming to transform the policing of vulnerability in Wales via early intervention and root cause prevention, was represented at the 4th International Law Enforcement and Public Health (LEPH) conference in Toronto during October. Included in the delegation were representatives from Public Health Wales, South Wales […]

17 December 2018

WHO Regions for Health Network (RHN) Study Visit to Andalusia

Wales has been actively involved in WHO Europe’s Regions for Health Network (RHN) for a number of years. Membership of the network provides valuable opportunities to build relationships with a range of different regions and countries within the WHO Europe Region, with a view both to sharing information about work in Wales and learning from […]