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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.

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.

Must know: tobacco control

Must know: tobacco control

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

Councillor development
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.

Public health transformation six years on: partnerships and prevention

Public health transformation six years on: partnerships and prevention

In 2019, despite the huge financial constraints facing public health and councils overall, public health teams have continued to do an excellent job across the whole spectrum of activity.

System wide care and health peer challenge COVER

System wide care and health peer challenge flyer

A system wide care and health peer challenge involves a small team of peers spending time at a care, health and wellbeing system to provide challenge and share learning.

Shaping healthy places: exploring the district council role in health COVER

Shaping healthy places: exploring the district council role in health

This publication presents case study examples showing how district councils have improved the health of their local areas.

Improving the public's health: local government delivers

Improving the public's health: local government delivers

The changes to public health over the last six years should be seen as an exemplar of public sector reform.

An effective custodian of the public’s health:  A collection of essays on six years of public health in local government COVER

An effective custodian of the public’s health

A collection of essays on six years of public health in local government

Nobody left behind: maximising the health benefits of an inclusive local economy COVER

Nobody left behind: maximising the health benefits of an inclusive local economy

This report makes explicit the links between health and the local economy, their interdependence, and the action that local authorities and their partners can take to ensure that health and wellbeing are key considerations in local and regional economic development strategies.