20 April 2022

New Health Impact Assessment (HIA) network – launch event

The Wales Health Impact Assessment Support Unit (WHIASU) in Public Health Wales is launching a new HIA network at a virtual event on Thursday 26th May.  The event will take place online via Microsoft Teams, 10am-12noon.  Join us to find out more about the HIA network and to share ideas as part of shaping the […]

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11 April 2022

Rising to the Triple Challenge of Brexit, COVID-19 and Climate Change for health, well-being and equity in Wales, Spotlight on: Rural Communities

A new report published by Public Health Wales highlights how the combined influences of Brexit, Coronavirus and climate change will potentially see rural communities in Wales experience a time of great change, with both opportunities and negative impacts to navigate. This Spotlight Paper focuses on the issues that Rural communities may face now and in […]

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7 February 2022

Maximising health and well-being opportunities for spatial planning in the COVID-19 pandemic recovery

Collaboration between policy makers and practitioners in spatial planning with colleagues in health is vital in order to maximise health and well-being opportunities in the recovery from the Coronavirus pandemic, according to a new report from Public Health Wales. The report is being published ahead of an event ‘Creating healthy places and spaces: a collaborative […]

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26 November 2021

No place like home? Exploring the health and well-being impact of COVID-19 on housing and housing insecurity

Today the Wales Health Impact Assessment Support Unit (WHIASU) and Policy Team in the WHO CC on ‘Investment for Health and Wellbeing’, Public Health Wales have published ‘No place like home? Exploring the health and well-being impact of COVID-19 on housing and housing insecurity’. This comprehensive and participatory Health Impact Assessment (HIA) explores the health […]

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2 November 2021

New resource highlights health impacts of climate change

Public Health Wales has published a series of infographics highlighting the importance of climate change impact on the health and wellbeing of the population of Wales, and to support public bodies and businesses to take action to address any impacts. Launched to coincide with the Council of Parties 26 (COP26), the infographics focus on the […]

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19 October 2021

Rising to the Triple Challenge of Brexit, COVID-19 and Climate Change for health, well-being and equity in Wales Spotlight on: Food Security

The Wales Health Impact Assessment Support Unit (WHIASU), WHO CC Directorate for ‘Investment in Health and Well-being’ has today published a second short report which unpicks some of the cumulative impacts of Brexit, COVID-19 and climate change on health and wellbeing in Wales. Following on from ‘Rising to the Triple Challenge of Brexit, COVID-19 and […]

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8 October 2021

New toolkit enables health to be built into future land planning

Public Health Wales has created a practical Health Impact Assessment (HIA) toolkit that will enable planners to easily integrate health into their development plans for the future. Designed to help further the collaboration between planning and public health sectors in Wales the resource aims to maximise positive health and wellbeing outcomes through land use planning […]

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1 October 2021

Rising to the Triple Challenge of Brexit, COVID-19 and climate change

Today the WHIASU team have published ‘Rising to the Triple Challenge of Brexit, COVID-19 and climate change for health, wellbeing and equity in Wales’.  The report provides a strategic overview of the cumulative and interconnected health and well-being impacts of Brexit, COVID-19 pandemic and climate change in Wales and the ‘triple challenge’ that this poses […]

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13 September 2021

‘Health in All Policies’—A Key Driver for Health and Well-Being in a Post-COVID-19 Pandemic World

The COVID-19 pandemic has raised the profile of public health and highlighted the links between health and other policy areas. This paper describes the rationale for, and principles underpinning, HiAP mechanisms, including HIA, experiences, challenges and opportunities for the future. The paper can be accessed here.

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