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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19 December 2018

New Website – WHO European Office for Investment for Health and Development, Venice, Italy

The new website (available in English only) for the WHO European Office for Investment for Health and Development, Venice, Italy contains a range of useful information and resources including publications, news and an opportunity to meet the office! The Venice Office is WHO/Europe’s centre of excellence in the thematic areas of health equity, social and […]

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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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29 October 2018

Health in Planning Assessments

In the latest edition of Planning in London, Michael Chang (Town and Country Planning Association), Liz Green (WHIASU) and Jenny Dunwoody (Arup) provided an overview of opportunities to integrate health considerations in a range of assessments in the process. These include the Strategic Environmental Assessment, Environmental Impact Assessment and the Health Impact Assessment. This article […]

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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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6 June 2018

Anglesey Public Toilet HIA informs Welsh Government Policy

The Welsh Government announced last week that under the new Public Health (Wales) Act 2017, all local authorities in Wales will have one year to develop a public toilet strategy. These strategies should address the health and wellbeing needs of all groups within society, especially those considered to have additional needs e.g. people with disabilities […]

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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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