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 and healthcare sectors.

The publication includes insights from five English councils and also from the Wales Health Impact Assessment Support Unit (WHIASU) in Public Health Wales. In July 2018 WHIASU hosted a multidisciplinary workshop in Cardiff in collaboration with the TCPA to gather local stakeholder knowledge, and the evidence collated at this workshop contributed towards the final report.

The full report is available to view here (available in English only).