7 May 2019

WHIASU Featured in Public Health Network Cymru E-bulletin

The April 2019 edition of the Public Health Network Cymru e-bulletin focuses on ‘Futures and Health’. The recent HIA on the public health implications of Brexit in Wales is featured as one of the articles in the e-bulletin. Liz Green, Programme Director for Health Impact Assessment, has also recorded a podcast for Public Health Network […]

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30 January 2019

WHIASU Publish New Newsletter

The Wales Health Impact Assessment Support Unit (WHIASU) have published the Winter 2018/19 edition of their newsletter. The latest edition contains a range of articles including an update on the WHO Collaborating Centre for ‘Investment for Health and Wellbeing’, an update on the Harmonising Public Health and Land Use Planning work, and suggestions for useful […]

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22 January 2019

TCPA Launch New Report on Reuniting Health with Planning

On Monday January 21st 2019, the Town and Country Planning Association (TCPA) launched a new report in the House of Commons titled “The State of the Union. Reuniting Health with Planning in Promoting Healthy Communities.” (available in English only.) This report provides a picture of the effectiveness of the collaboration between the planning, public health […]

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21 January 2019

New National Report examines how Brexit may affect health and well-being of people across Wales

Published today by Public Health Wales, the Health Impact Assessment of Brexit examines the potential effects of Brexit on the short, medium and long-term health of people living in Wales. It highlights how the physical and mental health of the poorest, those with lower educational qualifications, those employed in agricultural and manufacturing sectors exposed to […]

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15 January 2019

Briefing Paper Published on Obesity, Hot Food Outlets and Planning in Cardiff

Cardiff Council and Cardiff and Vale Public Health Team have worked in partnership to develop a briefing paper on the topic of ‘Obesity, Hot Food Outlets and Planning in Cardiff’ which investigates whether there is an association between deprivation, hot food outlets and childhood obesity. The paper provides an overview of the approach taken, highlights […]

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28 November 2018

Harmonising public health involvement in land use planning workshop 19th November 2018, Life Sciences Hub, Cardiff Bay

This is the second workshop held in 2018 focussing upon the theme of ‘reuniting health and planning,’ in particular to explore current levels of engagement between public health and local authorities and to explore opportunities to work in a more coherent way in the future. The day was chaired by Kate Eden, Non-Executive Director of […]

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1 October 2018

New guide – Creating healthier places and spaces for our present and future generations

A new guide ‘Creating healthier places and spaces for our present and future generations‘ has recently been published by Public Health Wales. It has been created to support Public Services Boards, public bodies, cross sector organisations and individuals take forward actions that address and enhance the health and well-being opportunities afforded by the natural and […]

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14 May 2018

New WHIASU Newsletter Published Today

WHIASU have published the Spring/Summer 2018 edition of their newsletter today. Some of the features include: an update on the Public Health (Wales) Act 2017, an update on the proposed Wylfa Newydd nuclear power station development HIA, information on HIA training, plus lots of useful links and resources. The newsletter is available to read online […]

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28 March 2018

Wales – world leading on investment for health and well-being

The World Health Organization (WHO) has designated Public Health Wales’ Policy, Research and International Development Directorate as a WHO Collaborating Centre on ‘Investment for Health and Well-being’. The designation recognises Public Health Wales as a world leading authority on supporting investment in people’s health and well-being, driving sustainable development and promoting prosperity for all. This […]

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