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Directors of Public Health back ‘bold action’ on childhood obesity

October 10, 2019 in ADPH Updates, Children, Young People and Familes, Obesity, nutrition and physical activity by admin

ADPH responds to CMO’s report on Childhood Obesity

The Association of Directors of Public Health, and our members, welcome Professor Dame Sally Davies’ report on childhood obesity and her recommendation for further ‘bold action’ from the Government, to realise its ambition to halve childhood obesity by 2030.

Dr Jeanelle de Gruchy, President of ADPH and Director of Public Health for Tameside commented:

“The report clearly presents the evidence of the ways that social and commercial determinants of health overwhelmingly shape our weight. We support the recommendations to address these, particularly those tackling the production, supply, marketing and sale of high calorie sugar and fat foods. This is something our members have frequently called for, and we note there is strong public support for it as well.

We were also pleased to see the emphasis on creating healthy places that give children ample opportunity to be active and healthy. Directors of Public Health have long played a key role in promoting children’s health in their areas, including by leading whole system approaches to obesity, of which the built environment is a core part.

National action that supports this local leadership is much welcomed, and also requires more investment in local councils and public health to be truly effective.”

Professor Jim McManus, Vice-President of ADPH and Director of Public Health for Hertfordshire said:

“It should be a fundamental right for all children to grow up in an environment that promotes, rather than harms, their health. Yet, as this report shows, it is not the case in England.

Professor Davies has issued a comprehensive and credible wake-up call about the scale of childhood obesity in modern Britain and the impact not just on health but on our children’s life chances.

Returning the right to healthy, active lives to our children requires a renewed sense of purpose and bold, decisive action from the Government and industry. Without this, not only will we fall short of achieving the goal of halving childhood obesity by 2030, but also fail our children, their health and future.”

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What Good Looks Like

June 28, 2019 in ADPH Updates, Children, Young People and Familes, Obesity, nutrition and physical activity, Publications, Sector Led Improvement, Tobacco by admin

The Association of Directors of Public Health (ADPH) and Public Health England (PHE) have co-produced a series of ‘What Good Looks Like’ (WGLL) publications that set out the guiding principles of ‘what good quality looks like’ for population health programmes in local systems.

The WGLL publications are based on the evidence of ‘what works and how it works’ including effectiveness, efficiency, equity, examples of best practices, opinions and viewpoints and, where available a return on investment.

Each publication sets out the guiding principles of what good quality looks like for population health programmes in local systems and aims to be a practical resource for leaders and practitioners in the public health system in England.

The publications are not perfect standards, nor are they intended to be compared against as a performance management tool. They are intended as a tool in assist in the sector-led improvement (SLI) process and to support local resource decisions. Some ADPH networks are developing
specific SLI tools from them and we would encourage others to take up that opportunity.

The WGLL publications will be a repository for evidence and a resource for good quality practice from the essential to the transformational which professionals can dip in to when reviewing their own practice, setting up peer challenge or transforming services.

The initial series will include ten publications covering a range of topics across public health. They will be iterative, with regular reviews and updates when new evidence and insights emerge. The intention is to add to the ten WGLL publications with additional topics to create a rich and good quality resource.

Comments on the publications and particularly any ways in which they could be developed or improved are welcome. Please share them with us, or through the PHE Knowledge Hub.

What Good Looks Like publications

Click to download a PDF of the publication. New publications will be added as they are released.

Visit K-Hub to see publication updates, case studies and view and submit comments.

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, Young People and Familes, Commercial Determinants of Health, Health and Social Care Services, Housing, Integration & Devolution, Mental Health, Obesity, nutrition and physical activity, 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 policy@adph.org.uk.

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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)

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

ADPH response to the proposal to end the sale of energy drinks to children

November 27, 2018 in ADPH Updates, Children, Young People and Familes, Obesity, nutrition and physical activity by Lucy Sutton

Please find attached the ADPH response to the consultation on the proposal to end the sale of energy drinks to children. The response was submitted on the 21st of November 2018.

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ADPH Statement on Chapter 2 of Childhood Obesity Plan

June 24, 2018 in ADPH Updates, Obesity, nutrition and physical activity, Policies by admin

Please find attached a statement from ADPH on the publication of Chapter 2 of the Childhood Obesity Plan. 569 KBADPH Statement on Chapter 2 of the Childhood Obesity Plan, June 2018

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ADPH Response to APPG on Obesity Inquiry

March 28, 2018 in ADPH Updates, Obesity, nutrition and physical activity, Policies by admin

Please find attached the ADPH response to the APPG on Obesity Inquiry, submitted 28th March 2018. 675 KBAPPG on Obesity Inquiry – ADPH Response Final

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APPH, PHE and LGA Briefing – Making Obesity Everybody’s Business: A Whole Systems Approach to Obesity

December 20, 2017 in ADPH Updates, Obesity, nutrition and physical activity, Policies, Publications by admin

Please find attached a briefing from ADPH, LGA and PHE focusing on the Whole Systems Obesity programme, which will provide local authorities with a different approach to tackling obesity.

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Guide to support the effective commissioning and delivery of lifestyle weight management services for children and their families

October 4, 2017 in ADPH Updates, Obesity, nutrition and physical activity, Policies by admin

Please find attached guidance from the APDH, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, Public Health England, Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health and the Royal College of Physicians: Guide to support the effective commissioning and delivery of lifestyle weight management services for children and their families in England.

PHE have also published supporting practical tools including a step-by-step guide to conversations with families for health and care professionals and a capturing data resource.

Published alongside this is a systematic review, undertaken by UCL which looks at the critical features of successful Tier 2 weight management programmes for children.2 MBTier 2 Child Weight Management Services Guide

Further guidance and resources are also available here.

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ADPH Response to ‘Running Free’ consultation

July 5, 2017 in Active Travel and Physical Activity, ADPH Updates, Built Environment, Obesity, nutrition and physical activity, Policies by admin

Please find attached a response from ADPH to the DCLG consultation ‘Running Free: consultation on preserving the free use of public parks’, submitted 5th July 2017.

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A Guide to Delivering and Commissioning Tier 2 Adult Weight Management Services

June 21, 2017 in ADPH Updates, Obesity, nutrition and physical activity, Policies, Publications by admin

Please find attached a guide from Public Health England, NICE, the LGA, the RCP and ADPH focused on delivering and commissioning Tier 2 adult weight management services. This guide brings together the evidence to support the local commissioning and delivery of effective tier 2 weight management services for adults.

2 MBT2A Guide PDF FINAL

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418 KBAdult weight management a guide to brief interventions