Police perspectives on the impact of the Adverse Childhood Experience Trauma Informed Multi-Agency Early Action Together (ACE TIME) training across Wales

This report looks in depth at the experience of police during a national programme of transformation and cultural change. The report consists of interviews with police officers and staff who received the ACE TIME Training. It examines their perspectives on the impact of the training on their knowledge and practice and their attitudes towards the ACE Coordinator service who delivered the training and ongoing support to operational policing.

Authors: Hayley Janssen, Sophie Harker+ 4 more
, Emma Barton, Annemarie Newbury, Bethan Jones, Gabriela Ramos Rodriguez

International Horizon Scanning and Learning to Inform Wales’ COVID-19 Public Health Response and Recovery – 17 December 2020

The International Horizon Scanning and Learning work stream was initiated as a product of, and to inform upon, the evolving COVID-19 public health response and recovery plans in Wales. It focuses on COVID-19 international evidence, experience, measures and transition / recovery approaches, to understand and explore solutions for addressing the on-going and emerging health, wellbeing, social and economic impacts (potential harms and benefits).
Topics of focus are:
Pandemic fatigue and population adherence to COVID-19 measures
COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy and distribution
Comparing COVID-19 cumulative rates
Measures to prevent COVID-19 in long-term care facilities

Authors: Mark Bellis, Mariana Dyakova+ 1 more
, Lauren Couzens

Understanding the Impact of COVID-19 on Violence and ACEs Experienced by Children and Young People in Wales Interim Report

This report explores the impact of COVID-19 and the associated health protection measures on children and young people through a review of the available literature and analysis of multi-agency data. It captures the inequitable and long-term impact that the pandemic could have on children and young people, and highlights considerations for mitigating these negative consequences.

Authors: Annemarie Newbury, Emma Barton+ 2 more
, Lara Snowdon, Jo Hopkins

Public Engagement Survey on Health and Wellbeing during Coronavirus Measures – Week 35

Public Health Wales conducted a public engagement telephone survey to ask members of the public in Wales how coronavirus and related control measures are affecting their health and wellbeing. Survey reports aimed to provide data representative of the Welsh population and data are adjusted to represent the Welsh population by age, sex and deprivation.

Authors: Karen Hughes, Emma Harrison+ 1 more
, Mark Bellis

International Horizon Scanning and Learning to Inform Wales’ COVID-19 Public Health Response and Recovery – 3 December 2020

The International Horizon Scanning and Learning work stream was initiated as a product of, and to inform upon, the evolving COVID-19 public health response and recovery plans in Wales. It focuses on COVID-19 international evidence, experience, measures and transition / recovery approaches, to understand and explore solutions for addressing the on-going and emerging health, wellbeing, social and economic impacts (potential harms and benefits).
Topics of focus are:
Impact of COVID-19 measures on interpersonal violence
COVID-19 and alcohol consumption

Authors: Mark Bellis, Mariana Dyakova+ 1 more
, Lauren Couzens

Adverse childhood experiences during childhood and academic attainment at age 7 and 11 years: an electronic birth cohort study

Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) have a negative impact on childhood health, but their impact on education outcomes is less well known. We investigated whether or not ACEs were associated with reduced educational attainment at age 7 and 11 years.

Authors: A. Evans, Katie Hardcastle+ 7 more
, A. Bandyopadhyay, D. Farewell, A. John, R.A. Lyons, Sara Long, Mark Bellis, S. Paranjothy

Public Engagement Survey on Health and Wellbeing during Coronavirus Measures – Week 33

Public Health Wales conducted a public engagement telephone survey to ask members of the public in Wales how coronavirus and related control measures are affecting their health and wellbeing. Survey reports aimed to provide data representative of the Welsh population and data are adjusted to represent the Welsh population by age, sex and deprivation.

Authors: Karen Hughes, Emma Harrison+ 1 more
, Mark Bellis

International Horizon Scanning and Learning to Inform Wales’ COVID-19 Public Health Response and Recovery – 19 November 2020

The International Horizon Scanning and Learning work stream was initiated as a product of, and to inform upon, the evolving COVID-19 public health response and recovery plans in Wales. It focuses on COVID-19 international evidence, experience, measures and transition/recovery approaches, to understand and explore solutions for addressing the on-going and emerging health, wellbeing, social and economic impacts (potential harms and benefits).

Topics of focus are:
COVID-19 and international travel
Socio-economic impact of COVID-19, including on employment, migrant workers and QUALYs lost
COVID-19 epidemiology update

Authors: Mark Bellis, Mariana Dyakova+ 1 more
, Lauren Couzens

Cardiff Public Sector Healthy Travel Charter

As one of 14 leading public sector organisations, Public Health Wales signed the Cardiff Healthy Travel Charter in April 2019, showing their commitment to supporting and encouraging staff and visitors to travel in a sustainable way.
The Cardiff Healthy Travel Charter promotes walking, cycling, public transport and ultra-low emission vehicle use. The actions include establishing a champion of sustainable travel champions, developing targeted communications campaigns, offering and promoting the Cycle to Work Scheme and reducing the number of staff journeys.
Promoting and supporting sustainable active travel modes such as walking and cycling enables people to integrate physical activity into their everyday lives, which is essential for good health and contributes to well-being.

Public Engagement Survey on Health and Wellbeing during Coronavirus Measures – Week 31

Public Health Wales conducted a public engagement telephone survey to ask members of the public in Wales how coronavirus and related control measures are affecting their health and wellbeing. Survey reports aimed to provide data representative of the Welsh population and data are adjusted to represent the Welsh population by age, sex and deprivation.

Authors: Karen Hughes, Emma Harrison+ 1 more
, Mark Bellis

International Horizon Scanning and Learning to Inform Wales’ COVID-19 Public Health Response and Recovery – 05 November 2020

The International Horizon Scanning and Learning work stream was initiated following and informing the evolving COVID-19 public health response and recovery plans in Wales. It focuses on COVID-19 international evidence, experience, measures and transition / recovery approaches, to understand and explore solutions for addressing the on-going and emerging health, wellbeing, social and economic impacts (potential harms and benefits).

Topics of focus are:
Approaches to COVID-19 during autumn and winter across Europe
Disruption to essential health services: impact and mitigation

Authors: Mark Bellis, Mariana Dyakova+ 1 more
, Lauren Couzens

All change. Has COVID-19 transformed the way we need to plan for a healthier and more equitable food environment?

This commentary aims to explore the post-pandemic role of spatial planning as a mechanism for improving public health by highlighting a whole system perspective on the food environment, referring to experiences in Wales as a case study, and concluding with observation on future consumer trends around access to food.

Authors: Michael Chang, Liz Green+ 1 more
, Steve Cummins

A COVID-19 pandemic world and beyond: The public health impact of Home and Agile Working in Wales

Due to the pandemic and policies such as the ‘Staying at Home and Social Distancing policy’, home and agile working has become necessary for many organisations and employees. This HIA aims to identify the impact of this shift in working practice and to articulate the differential impacts of such a change for organisations, the working population of Wales, their families and local communities.

Authors: Liz Green, Richard Lewis+ 5 more
, Laura Evans, Laura Morgan, Lee Parry-Williams, Sumina Azam, Mark Bellis

Public Engagement Survey on Health and Wellbeing during Coronavirus Measures – Week 29

Public Health Wales conducted a public engagement telephone survey to ask members of the public in Wales how coronavirus and related control measures are affecting their health and wellbeing. Survey reports aimed to provide data representative of the Welsh population and data are adjusted to represent the Welsh population by age, sex and deprivation.

Authors: Karen Hughes, Emma Harrison+ 1 more
, Mark Bellis

Recent Advances in Health Impact Assessment and Health in All Policies Implementation: Lessons from an International Convening in Barcelona

This article summarizes proceedings from an international convening of Health Impact Assessment (HIA) and Health in All Policies (HiAP) experts held in July 2019 in Barcelona, Spain. The presentations and panel discussions included different models, best practices, and lessons learned, including from government, international banks, think tanks, and academia. Participants discussed ideas from around the world for cross-sector collaboration to advance health.

Authors: Bethany Rogerson, Ruth Lindberg+ 8 more
, Fran Baum, Carlos Dora, Fiona Haigh, Arielle McInnis Simoncelli, Lee Parry-Williams, Genandrialine Peralta, Keshia M. Pollack Porter, Orielle Solar

International Horizon Scanning and Learning to Inform Wales’ COVID-19 Public Health Response and Recovery – 22 October 2020

The International Horizon Scanning and Learning work stream was initiated as a product of, and to inform upon, the evolving COVID-19 public health response and recovery plans in Wales. It focuses on COVID-19 international evidence, experience, measures and transition/recovery approaches, to understand and explore solutions for addressing the on-going and emerging health, wellbeing, social and economic impacts (potential harms and benefits).

Topics of focus are:
Transmission of COVID-19 in children and young people
COVID-19 epidemiology update

Authors: Mark Bellis, Mariana Dyakova+ 1 more
, Lauren Couzens

Public Engagement Survey on Health and Wellbeing during Coronavirus Measures – Week 27

Public Health Wales conducted a public engagement telephone survey to ask members of the public in Wales how coronavirus and related control measures are affecting their health and wellbeing. Survey reports aimed to provide data representative of the Welsh population and data are adjusted to represent the Welsh population by age, sex and deprivation.

Authors: Karen Hughes, Emma Harrison+ 1 more
, Mark Bellis

International Horizon Scanning and Learning to Inform Wales’ COVID-19 Public Health Response and Recovery – 8 October 2020

The International Horizon Scanning and Learning work stream was initiated as a product of, and to inform upon, the evolving COVID-19 public health response and recovery plans in Wales. It focuses on COVID-19 international evidence, experience, measures and transition / recovery approaches, to understand and explore solutions for addressing the on-going and emerging health, wellbeing, social and economic impacts (potential harms and benefits).

Authors: Mark Bellis, Mariana Dyakova+ 1 more
, Lauren Couzens

Public Engagement Survey on Health and Wellbeing during Coronavirus Measures – Week 25

Public Health Wales conducted a public engagement telephone survey to ask members of the public in Wales how coronavirus and related control measures are affecting their health and wellbeing. Survey reports aimed to provide data representative of the Welsh population and data are adjusted to represent the Welsh population by age, sex and deprivation.

Authors: Karen Hughes, Freya Glendinning+ 1 more
, Mark Bellis

Evaluation of the Wales Violence Prevention Unit (Year One)

The Wales Violence Prevention Unit commissioned the Public Health Institute, Liverpool John Moore’s University to conduct an evaluation of its first year in operation to inform its continued development. As part of the Evaluation, the Unit was measured against five principles; collaboration; co-production; cooperation in data and intelligence sharing; counter-narrative development; and community consensus, through interviews with members and stakeholders, engagement events and a review of Wales Violence Prevention Unit documents.

Authors: Hannah Timpson, Rebecca Harrison+ 3 more
, Charlotte Bigland, Nadia Butler, Zara Quigg

International Horizon Scanning and Learning to Inform Wales’ COVID-19 Public Health Response and Recovery – 22 September 2020

The International Horizon Scanning and Learning work stream was initiated as a product of, and to inform upon, the evolving COVID-19 public health response and recovery plans in Wales. It focuses on COVID-19 international evidence, experience, measures and transition / recovery approaches, to understand and explore solutions for addressing the on-going and emerging health, wellbeing, social and economic impacts (potential harms and benefits).

Authors: Mark Bellis, Mariana Dyakova+ 1 more
, Lauren Couzens

A rapid assessment of re-opening nightlife whilst containing COVID-19 and preventing violence

To support the work of partner agencies in re-opening nightlife safely following the first COVID-19 lockdown, the Wales Violence Prevention Unit conducted rapid research to assess the evidence and emerging global best practice for re-opening nightlife whilst containing COVID-19 and preventing violence. The report includes key examples of how nightlife has re-opened across the world, how measures to reduce risks of COVID-19 may impact on risks of violence, and provides key considerations for opening up nightlife in Wales.

Authors: Hayley Janssen, Katie Cresswell+ 7 more
, Natasha Judd, Karen Hughes, Lara Snowdon, Emma Barton, Daniel Jones, Sara Wood, Mark Bellis

Public Engagement Survey on Health and Wellbeing during Coronavirus Measures – Week 23

Public Health Wales conducted a public engagement telephone survey to ask members of the public in Wales how coronavirus and related control measures are affecting their health and wellbeing. Survey reports aimed to provide data representative of the Welsh population and data are adjusted to represent the Welsh population by age, sex and deprivation.

Authors: Karen Hughes, Freya Glendinning+ 1 more
, Mark Bellis

Process, Practice and Progress: A Case Study of the Health Impact Assessment (HIA) of Brexit in Wales

In 2018, the Health impact assessment (HIA) support unit in Wales carried out a comprehensive and unique HIA on the impact of Brexit in Wales. The aims were to understand the differential impacts that Brexit would have on the health and well-being of the population and to provide evidence to inform decision makers across a range of public bodies. This paper reflects on the process of carrying out the HIA and the methods used. It discusses the stages of the HIA, and shares the findings and reflections of implementation which will be beneficial to other HIA practitioners and policy makers.

Authors: Liz Green, Kathryn Ashton+ 2 more
, Nerys Edmunds, Sumina Azam

International Horizon Scanning and Learning to Inform Wales’ COVID-19 Public Health Response and Recovery – 3 September 2020

The International Horizon Scanning and Learning work stream was initiated as a product of, and to inform upon, the evolving COVID-19 public health response and recovery plans in Wales. It focuses on COVID-19 international evidence, experience, measures and transition / recovery approaches, to understand and explore solutions for addressing the on-going and emerging health, wellbeing, social and economic impacts (potential harms and benefits).

Authors: Mark Bellis, Mariana Dyakova+ 1 more
, Lauren Couzens