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.

370 KBADPH Policy Position – Air Quality (Nov 2018)

378 KBADPH Policy Position – Alcohol (Nov 2018)

394 KBADPH Policy Position – Drugs (Nov 2018)

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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Air quality: a briefing for directors of public health

March 6, 2017 in ADPH Updates, Air Pollution and Climate change, Built Environment, Publications, Sustainability and Climate Change by admin

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.

7 MBAir quality: A briefing for Directors of Public Health

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.

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Climate Change – January 2008

January 1, 2008 in Built Environment, Sustainability and Climate Change by admin