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Towards the routine commissioning of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PREP) COVER

Towards the routine commissioning of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP)

Local government has played a key role in helping reduce the number of new diagnoses of HIV – and the roll-out of PrEP in 2020 could help us reduce infection further.

Whole systems approach to obesity: a guide to support local approaches to achieving a healthier weight COVER

Whole systems approach to obesity: a guide to support local approaches to achieving a healthier weight

Obesity is considered to be one of the most serious public health challenges of the 21st century. It is having an impact on people’s lives now, across the generations, in terms of our quality of life, our risk of developing chronic diseases such as type 2 diabetes and its association with common mental health disorders. Doing nothing is not an option.

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Shaping Places for Healthier Lives prospectus

The strongest determinants of health and health inequalities are the social, economic, commercial and environmental conditions in which people live: the ‘wider determinants of health’. We are pleased to announce that the LGA is working in partnership with The Health Foundation on this new programme tackling the wider determinants of health.

Reaching Out

Reaching Out

This guide outlines the current loneliness policy context, uses a range of case studies to demonstrate effective local delivery models working in practice, and provides useful check lists and top tips on how to measure and evaluate outputs.

Sexual health commissioning in local government

Sexual health commissioning in local government

The case studies in this report provide examples from around the country of councils collaborating, both among themselves and with CCGs and NHS England, to commission integrated services and improve the sexual health and wellbeing of their local populations.

Prevention Matters Plus COVER

Prevention Matters Plus: Enabling councils to deliver their prevention plans, improving the health and wellbeing of local residents

As part of the Prevention Matters series, the LGA has developed an advanced one day training workshop to enable elected members to consider their progress in implementing their prevention plans.

Collaboration and cooperation: sexual and reproductive health commissioning

Collaboration and cooperation: sexual and reproductive health commissioning

Examples of councils that have led the way in commissioning sexual health services.

Public health, prevention and health improvement

Public health, prevention and health improvement

The LGA is working with Public Health England and the Association for Directors of Public Health to deliver sector-led improvement activity for public health, prevention, and early intervention.

Must know: tobacco control

Must know: tobacco control

Comprehensive tobacco control is the best thing a local authority can do for public health.

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Public health risk awareness self-assessment tool COVER

Public health risk awareness self-assessment tool

The Association of Directors of Public Health and the LGA have developed a risk tool to support system leaders in local authorities in defining and understanding risk as it relates to public health commissioning, performance, partnership and resource management.