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ADPH Policy Workshop and AGM 2018

December 11, 2017 in Events, Headline Events, Masterclasses and workshops by admin

Our annual Policy Workshop and AGM took place on 18 May 2018 in central London.

Programme for the workshop can be viewed here and it included:

  • Adverse Childhood Experiences
  • Annual Report Competition results
  • Sharing PH practice
  • Launch of the ADPH position statements

Please note that the policy workshop is open to Full and Affiliate members (DsPH) only. ADPH Associate and Alumni members are welcome to attend the afternoon AGM.

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Air Quality Masterclasses – Autumn 2017

September 1, 2017 in Events, Masterclasses and workshops by admin

Health Inequalities and Air Pollution: What can PH do to improve air quality?

The ADPH in collaboration with Defra and PHE hosted two Air Quality Masterclasses (London and Leeds) in Autumn 2017.

These masterclasses were relevant for those members who:

  • Need more information about the urgency around air quality;
  • Are aware of the urgency of the matter but need ideas on how to increase its priority.

Objectives were:

  • Equip attendees with the most recent information;
  • Craft powerful arguments.
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Local Government Law and Practice Masterclass

August 31, 2017 in Events, Masterclasses and workshops by admin

On Friday 13th October 2017, the ADPH and Hertfordshire County Council, in collaboration with Bevan Brittan LLP hosted a Masterclass on Local Government Law and Practice.

View agenda

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PHE, ADPH and Health Psychology in PH Network webinar: Behavioural Sciences for Public Health: the rough guide for PH specialists

March 31, 2017 in Events, Masterclasses and workshops by admin

This webinar was held  on Thursday 27th April 2017. 

It provided busy DsPH and PH Specialists a route map to understand the breadth of behavioural sciences and how they can be applied in public health, to help increase impact of your plans and strategies. The webinar also focused on the forthcoming national framework for behavioural sciences in Public Health.

Speakers included:

  •   Amanda Bunten and Tim Chadborn, PHE,
  •   Angel Chater, Division of Health Psychology and Chair, Health Psychology in PH Network
  •   Michelle Constable, Health Psychology in PH Network

Chair: Jim McManus, ADPH and Health Psychology in PH Network


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ADPH Law Masterclass

January 22, 2016 in Events, Masterclasses and workshops by admin

ADPH, in collaboration with Bevan Brittan law firm, held a masterclass on Thursday 11th February 2016 in central London, looking at local government law and practice.

This masterclass enabled delegates to:

  • Discuss the nature of local government broad powers and duties in relation to health and the constitutional and legal framework that defines them.
  • Understand how public health law works.
  • Focus on place and people aspects, understanding the broad framework of local government powers and their combined usage with legislation in improving and protecting health.
  • Discuss the practical aspect of using the law to improve health by building relationships with lawyers and understanding the dos and don’ts when instructing a Council solicitor.

Agenda and information flier below:

234 kBADPH Law Masterclass Agenda 33 kBFlier


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ADPH Storytelling Masterclass

October 23, 2015 in Events, Masterclasses and workshops by admin

ADPH ran a ‘Storytelling for Leaders’ Masterclass on Thursday 21st January 2016. Aimed at Directors of Public Health, or Senior Consultants, this Masterclass was facilitated by The Whole Story and looked at how to create stories as well as how to communicate them most effectively.

The agenda is available here:

278 kBADPH masterclass programme – draft


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ADPH Sustainability Masterclass

October 23, 2015 in Events, Masterclasses and workshops by admin

ADPH held a Sustainability Masterclass in central London on Tuesday 16th February 2016. This Masterclass was run by David Pencheon, Director of the Sustainable Development Unit and was intended for Directors of Public Health.

An agenda is available here:

225 kBADPH masterclass programme


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ADPH / PHE Sexual Health Workshop

June 25, 2015 in Events, Masterclasses and workshops by admin

ADPH are running a Sexual Health Workshop, with PHE, on 17th September in Manchester and on 5th October in London. This Workshop is free of charge to ADPH Members.

If you would like to attend, please complete and return this registration form to

971 kBADPH AND PHE Sexual Health Workshop Registration Form
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ADPH Public Mental Health Masterclass

February 24, 2015 in Events, Masterclasses and workshops by admin

ADPH ran a Masterclass in central London on Thursday 30th April 2015 and focused on Public Mental Health. This masterclass was led by Dr Jonathan Campion, Director of Population Mental Health with UCL Partners, and Jim McManus, DPH for Hertfordshire.

The workshop considered:

  • Impact of mental health on a range of public health outcomes
  • Cost-effective interventions to promote mental health, prevent and treat mental health conditions
  • Assessment of local coverage and outcomes of public mental health interventions
  • Assessment of size and impact of local public mental health intervention gap
  •  Use of public mental health intelligence to inform the JSNA and commissioning
  • Service planning to deliver improved outcomes across a whole population
  • How to do a Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) with comprehensive mental health coverage


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ADPH / PHE / LGA Masterclasses

January 19, 2015 in Events, Masterclasses and workshops by admin

ADPH, with PHE and LGA, held a Masterclass looking at ‘Influencing Across the Council: Health Equity in all Policies’. The Masterclass ran in London on Wednesday 25th February and Manchester on Tuesday 17th March 2015.

This new Masterclass was developed to enable DsPH to meet with their peers and other leaders within local authorities to explore how to:

  • frame public health challenges and use appropriate language within the context of overarching local authority priorities;
  • effectively position health and wellbeing in the context of competing (and sometimes conflicting) policy agendas;
  • engage wider service and policy areas within the current economic and funding contexts.

A programme for this event can be found here.