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 Public Health Wales (PHW) and a total of 58 participants attended including town planners, environmental health officers, policy makers, academics, public health practitioners and Directors of Public Health, coming from all parts of Wales.

A series of presentations outlined the importance of PHW, local authorities and policy makers working together to ensure the integration of health and wellbeing at all stages of policy making and continuing through the whole lifecycle of developments. At the heart of this is the empowerment and engagement of communities to create a ‘place’ for all. The workshops explored the extent of current practices; engagement in everyday working; and what opportunities there are to foster greater engagement between different sectors and practitioners. A wish list of short, medium and long term objectives was highlighted by participants to enable future improved collaboration.

A summary and actions from the workshop will be produced in the near future.

To view the presentations from the day, please click on the links below. (Available in English only)

Shaping a Shared Agenda Between Public Health and Land Use Planning – Dr Gill Richardson

Shaping a Shared Agenda Between Public Health and Land Use Planning – Simon Gilbert

Place Making in Welsh Government Policy and the Links to Public Health Priorities and Wider Determinants – Gemma Christian

Recognising the Value and Importance of Planning and Public Health System Working – Michael Chang

Setting the Scene: Harmonising and Improving Engagement Between Public Health and Planning Systems Project in Wales – Ed Huckle

How Things Have Moved On – World Examples of Good Practice – Dr Laurence Carmichael