ADPH Policy Positions

November 29, 2017 in ADPH Updates, Air Pollution and Climate change, Alcohol and Drugs, Housing, Mental Health, Obesity, PH Workforce, Policies, Publications, Sexual and Reproductive Health, Tobacco by Rachel Cullum

ADPH has published a series of new policy position statements on eight key topics alongside a narrative document exploring roles and enablers within the public health system.

These statements bring together the views and recommendations of our members on eight key public health topics: outdoor air quality, alcohol, tobacco, drugs, obesity, sexual health, housing, and mental health. The narrative is a collation of existing ADPH publications and views from the membership with key recommendations to ensure the public health system is fit for the future.

These statements will help us to drive our policy work forward and push for our members’ recommendations in all the policy work that we do.

If you would like to discuss anything in these documents please do contact the ADPH Policy Team by emailing enquiries@adph.org.uk.

584 KBADPH Narrative on the UK Public Health System579 KBADPH Policy Position – Outdoor Air Quality 581 KBADPH Policy Position – Alcohol 596 KBADPH Policy Position – Tobacco603 KBADPH Policy Position – Drugs 677 KBADPH Policy Position – Obesity629 KBADPH Policy Position – Sexual Health 598 KBADPH Policy Position – Housing and Health 616 KBADPH Policy Position – Mental Health

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ADPH Consultation Response: Improving air quality: national plan for tackling nitrogen dioxide in our towns and cities

June 12, 2017 in ADPH Updates, Air Pollution and Climate change, Policies by Rachel Cullum

Please find attached the ADPH response to the Defra consultation on the government’s Air Quality Plan, submitted on 12 June 2017.

437 KBADPH Improving Air Quality Consultation Response, June 2017
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Air quality: a briefing for directors of public health

March 6, 2017 in ADPH Updates, Air Pollution and Climate change, Publications, Sustainability and Climate Change by admin

Defra together with PHE have published a toolkit which provides details on how local authorities can use the Public Health Outcomes Indicator to specify appropriate mitigation measures to reduce the impact of both short term and long term exposure of air pollution. The guide emphasises the importance of communication and engagement amongst all relevant local stakeholders on air quality issues.

7 MBAir quality: A briefing for Directors of Public Health

Local authorities have a central role in achieving improvements in air quality; their local knowledge and interaction with the communities that they serve mean that they know the issues on the ground in detail. They are best placed to decide and work with partners to implement the appropriate solutions in regards to local transport, smoke control, planning and public health.

Directors of Public Health have a crucial role to play as leaders and influencers, shaping how local approaches can help clean up air in their area most effectively. This briefing provides the information to help Directors of Public Health consider the appropriate public health response to air pollution in their area. There is extensive evidence about the health impacts of air pollution, growing media and public interest and an indicator on mortality attributed to particulate matter air pollution in the Public Health Outcomes Framework.

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