The ADPH Policy Workshop and Annual General Meeting will take place on 18th May 2017 in central London.
The purpose of the Policy Workshop is to inform ADPH strategy on policy issues which is why it is only open to Full (and Affiliate) ADPH members. The ADPH Annual General Meeting will be conducted on the same day and is open to all ADPH members.
This event is free of charge and by registration only. Please register through the link as advertised in the weekly newsletter, BriePH.
Click here to view the agenda.
Details on last year’s event can be found here.
Extending influence to promote health and wellbeing
Click here to view the presentations from the event.
This event took place on Thursday 9 March 2017, London
Our joint LGA/ADPH conference on public health explored and built on the challenging, innovative work being undertaken by councils and public health teams with their partners and local communities. Local authorities continue to make progress on improving health and wellbeing and tackling health inequalities since public health was formally transferred from the NHS in April 2013. The synergies between public health and local government are now beginning to pay off. At a time of great financial difficulty, Directors of Public Health are acting as ‘boundary scanners’, bringing together interesting partnerships from different sectors to meet wide-ranging objectives with maximum efficiency and effectiveness. As public health teams become more conversant with the details of local government’s activities, and as council staff develop a greater understanding of their own areas’ impact on health, new partnerships are developing.
The conference explored the continuing impact of the transition for councils, their partners and local communities.
Speakers included Nicola Blackwood MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Public Health and Innovation and Professor Sir Michael Marmot, Director of the Institute of Health Equity at UCL.
We hope to see you all again at next year’s event.
This joint event from the Department of Health and the Association of Directors of Public Health explored the theme of ‘Working with the private sector for public benefit – national and local perspectives’.
This free event targets current DsPH, however if unable to attend, Full members are welcome to appoint a deputising Associate member.
We met on Monday 20th February, 10.00-16.00 in central London. Click here to view the agenda.
The Right to Health
8th November, central London
The 2016 ADPH Annual Conference took place on 8th November at Woburn House, near Euston station in London. We heard the following presentations:
- The right to health needs public health; does public health need the right to health? by Professor Paul Hunt, Human Rights Centre, Essex University, former UN Special Rapporteur on the right to health;
- What causes wellness: the social determinants of health by Sir Harry Burns, Professor of Global Public Health at Strathclyde University and former CMO for Scotland;
- Competing rights implications for future generations by Dr Frank Atherton, CMO of Wales and former Deputy CMO of Health for Canada;
- The right to health through work by Dr Richard Heron, President, Faculty of Occupational Medicine and Vice President Health and Chief Medical Officer at BP.
Members can access more resources from the conference here.
Now and then: 160 years of championing the public’s health
This event took place on Wednesday 19th October, London
2016 saw the the 160th anniversary of the ADPH and RSPH. As both organisations can trace their history back to 1856 – and the formation of the Metropolitan Association of Medical Officers of Health, we held a special event to commemorate our birthday.
Hosted by Phillip Woodward, Chair-elect of RSPH and Andrew Furber, President of ADPH, the celebration included a special lecture from Dr Alex Mold, Senior Lecturer at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and Deputy Director of the Centre for History in Public Health, who gave an overview of how the public’s health has changed since 1856.
Please see further details in this leaflet.