Public Health Policy

Our public health policy work is both evidence based and member led.

We carry out policy work to achieve the following objectives:

  • To provide advice for improvements in policy and practice
  • To make sure the voice of the Director of Public Health is being heard by policymakers
  • To champion public health and advocate for its value
  • To support Directors of Public Health in their local work

Our policy work is predominantly carried out through our network of Policy Advisory Groups. Our Policy Advisory Group consists of members interested in a particular topic who advise us on policy issues, inform our policy lines and share best practice. Our most recent work can be found under ADPH Updates. If you can’t find what you’re looking for please use our search function (above) or contact us.

We have recently published a suite of policy position statements covering public health topics and good health across the life-course, and a narrative document focused on the public health system. These documents are published here.

We often work in collaboration with other organisations to carry out policy work. A full list of our partners can be found here. We are also part of the following coalition groups to which we contribute regularly:

More detail on our work around public health system issues is available here.

Links to work by specific topic areas are below: