Attached is the Public Health in Local Government: A Model for Public Sector Reform report published today.400 KBPublic Health and Public Sector Reform – Final
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.
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.
Attached is the ADPH and PHE report on Waterpipe smoking (shisha) in England – the public health challenge, published on 2 March 2017.627 KBPHE & ADPH Shisha Report – February 2017
Attached is the ADPH response to the government’s green paper on Work and Health. This was submitted on 16 February 2017.791 KBADPH Work, Health and Disability Green Paper – Consultation Response, February 2017
Attached is the ADPH response to the consultation on funding for supported housing, submitted on 13 February 2017.
Attached is the ADPH response to the NICE consultation on Oral health in care homes and hospitals quality standard. This was submitted on 27 January 2017 and was written by Dympna Edwards, Assistant DPH, St Helens.75 KBNICE quality standard- oral health in care homes- Jan 2017
Attached is the ADPH press statement on PHE’s Drug Misuse Treatment Evidence Review, released on Thursday 26 January 2017.213 KBPHE Drug Evidence Review Statement – January 2017
NHSE consultation on action to reduce the sale of sugar-sweetened drinks on NHS premises – ADPH response
The ADPH response to the consultation on action to reduce the sale of SSBs on NHS premises was submitted on 16 January 2017 and is attached for your information.525 KBNHSE Consultation on sugar-sweetened drinks on NHS premises – ADPH Response, January 2017
Attached is the ADPH statement on the new PHE alcohol evidence review.403 KBthe-association-of-directors-of-public-health-alcohol-review-statement