LGA/ADPH annual public health conference and exhibition 2018

December 12, 2017 in Events, Headline Events

Narrowing the health inequalities gap

Our joint LGA/ADPH conference took place on 1 March 2018 and explored the serious health inequalities that still exist within our local communities and how they are being addressed.

Speakers included Steve Brine MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Public Health and Primary Care, Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson, Chair of ukactive and Lord John Bird MBE, Founder of The Big Issue.

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ADPH Policy Workshop and AGM 2018

December 11, 2017 in Events, Masterclasses and workshops, Upcoming events

Our annual Policy Workshop and AGM will take place on 18 May 2018 in central London.

Programme includes:

  • Adverse Childhood Experiences
  • Annual Report Competition results
  • Sharing PH practice
  • Launch of the ADPH position statements

Please note that the policy workshop is open to Full and Affiliate members (DsPH) only. ADPH Associate and Alumni members are welcome to attend the afternoon AGM.

Please register your place via the link in the weekly bulletin, BriePH.

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DPH Annual Report Competition 2017 – results

December 7, 2017 in Annual Report Competition

Entries to last year’s ADPH Annual Report Competition again represented some great innovation, coverage and good use of infographics. Clearly some people have read the new guidelines!!

The results from the competition were:

1st place – North Yorkshire

2nd place – Coventry

3rd place – Bury

Policy Workshop 2017_photo

(L-R) Winner of the 2017 DPH Annual Report Competition, Dr Lincoln Sargeant , North Yorkshire, with Dr Andrew Furber, ADPH President and Nicola Close, ADPH CEO.

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Air Quality Masterclasses – Autumn 2017

September 1, 2017 in Events, Masterclasses and workshops

Health Inequalities and Air Pollution: What can PH do to improve air quality?

The ADPH in collaboration with Defra and PHE hosted two Air Quality Masterclasses (London and Leeds) in Autumn 2017.

These masterclasses were relevant for those members who:

  • Need more information about the urgency around air quality;
  • Are aware of the urgency of the matter but need ideas on how to increase its priority.

Objectives were:

  • Equip attendees with the most recent information;
  • Craft powerful arguments.
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Local Government Law and Practice Masterclass

August 31, 2017 in Events, Masterclasses and workshops

On Friday 13th October 2017, the ADPH and Hertfordshire County Council, in collaboration with Bevan Brittan LLP hosted a Masterclass on Local Government Law and Practice.

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ADPH Cycling – Guest blog

August 15, 2017 in ADPH Updates, President's Blog

I can clearly remember getting the dreaded email from Tim Allison saying that he and his team were planning to start their annual public health bike challenge in sunny Southport and they would love to meet up with DsPH on the route to promote the health benefits of cycling.  All very good, except a photoshoot was inevitable and I hadn’t been anywhere near a bike for 15 years!  Thankfully I was able to get a lesson on a hire bike with our cycling development team who didn’t fall about laughing at me wobbling around cones and veering off onto the grass.  I managed 18 miles with the East Riding team that year and loved it.  I bought my own bike and haven’t looked back since.

The following year I rode the whole route coast to coast from Southport to Bridlington.  The next year the Irish contingent in Tim’s team decided it would be a good idea to add in Ireland to make it a coast to coast to coast ride so we duly headed off to Belfast on the ferry and then on to Sligo and Dublin before heading back to England meeting up with public health cyclists from Northern Ireland and the Republic along the way.  And then this year Wales got added into the mix.  And next year Scotland looks like it may be getting a visit.  Who knows it might be mainland Europe next!

Not only is the ride a great adventure and a real challenge, its also a great way to raise awareness of the health benefits of cycling.  This year on our Cities of Culture ride, the first formally linked to ADPH, we met up with more local cycling groups than ever along the route, made links with the Cycling UK team, and were joined by members of public health teams along the way.  Some people joined us for a few miles, others for a day and this year I actually had some female company for the whole route in the shape of Caroline Bloomfield from the Northern Ireland Public Health Agency.  It would be great to have more public health folk join us next year, especially more women – it could be for a few miles, a day or longer.  I’m not the fittest or the fastest cyclist by any means so there is no fear of being left behind!

Dr Janet Atherton, ADPH Honorary Member

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ADPH English System Survey 2017 Summary Report

August 11, 2017 in ADPH Updates, Publications

Summary results from the ADPH English Public Health System Survey 2017.

415 KBADPH System Survey 2017 – summary report Final
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ADPH Response to the Latest Drug-Related Death Figures

August 3, 2017 in ADPH Updates, Alcohol and Drugs

Attached is the ADPH Statement in response to the latest drug-related figures, posted on 3rd August 2017.

The Association of Directors of Public Health – Response to the latest drug-related deaths figures_

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Statement on the Government Drugs Strategy 2017

July 14, 2017 in ADPH Updates, Alcohol and Drugs, Publications

Attached is the ADPH Statement on the Government Drugs Strategy 2017, published 14th July 2017.

474 KBADPH Statement – Drugs Strategy 2017

 

 

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ADPH Annual Conference 2017

July 5, 2017 in ADPH Updates, Events, Headline Events

The DPH as an Advocate

The 2017 ADPH Annual Conference took place on 29 November at Woburn House in London.

View conference Tweets – #ADPH17

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We heard the following speeches/presentations:

Members can access all resources and presentation slides from the conference here.

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