ADPH Policy Positions

December 19, 2018 in Active Travel and Physical Activity, ADPH Updates, Air Pollution and Climate change, Alcohol and Drugs, Built Environment, Children and Young People, Commercial Determinants of Health, Health and Social Care Services, Housing, Integration & Devolution, Mental Health, Obesity, PH Funding, PH System, PH Workforce, Policies, Policy Statements, Publications, Sexual and Reproductive Health, Sustainability and Climate Change, Tobacco by Lucy Sutton

In November 2017, ADPH published a series of policy position statements on eight key topics alongside a narrative document exploring roles and enablers within the public health system. These position statements have since been reviewed and updated.

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

370 KBADPH Policy Position – Air Quality (Nov 2018)

378 KBADPH Policy Position – Alcohol (Nov 2018) (1)

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286 KBADPH Policy Position – Housing and Health (Nov 2018)

403 KBADPH Policy Position – Mental Health (Nov 2018)

387 KBADPH Policy Position – Obesity (Nov 2018)

433 KBADPH Policy Position – Sexual Health (Nov 2018)

279 KBADPH Policy Position – Tobacco (Nov 2018)

264 KBADPH Narrative on the UK Public Health System (Nov 2018)

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ADPH Supported Housing Consultation Response

February 13, 2017 in ADPH Updates, Built Environment, Housing, Policies, Publications by admin

Attached is the ADPH response to the consultation on funding for supported housing, submitted on 13 February 2017.

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South Lanarkshire Housing Needs Assessment – Homelessness

September 8, 2016 in ADPH Updates, Built Environment, Policies by admin

Attached is the South Lanarkshire HNA  re Homelessness, their draft Action Plan and a powerpoint presentation, which describes the work that is being undertaken and the ongoing costing of activity. They are progressing well, and this will be highlighted at the Scottish Public Health Conference in November.

If you would like any further information, please contact Neil Hamlet (PH Medicine Consultant), NHS Fife, at

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Action on active travel – 2012 update

January 1, 2012 in Active Travel and Physical Activity, Built Environment by admin

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20 mph – March 2010

March 1, 2010 in Active Travel and Physical Activity, Built Environment by admin

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Action on active travel – March 2009

March 1, 2009 in Active Travel and Physical Activity, Built Environment by admin

  • ADPH joined Sustrans to lead this call to action. Read the updated publication [pdf]