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Working with faith groups to promote health and wellbeing

There is a growing body of research which shows how faith groups can have a positive impact on both the health of their members and wider communities.

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Working with business to improve the health of our communities: case studies

This resource describes how public health in a number of councils has started to use the opportunities of a local government setting to improve health and wellbeing.

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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Using digital technology to improve the public's health: a guide for local authorities

In an era of constrained budgets, it is clear making the most of digital technology is essential. It can drive efficiency and deliver value for money in a multitude of ways as well as benefiting the health and wellbeing of individuals.

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

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Towards a healthy weight

Obesity is a chronic condition which requires multi-level action across all sectors, and part of this action should include local authorities and clinical commissioning groups cocommissioning weight management services across the obesity pathway.

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Tipping the scales

Case studies on the use of planning powers to limit hot food takeaway.

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The Standards for employers of public health teams in England

These Standards will help ensure that the workforce is fit to practice and are relevant to employers and workers with a role in the commissioning or delivery of public health functions.

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The community pharmacy offer for improving the public's health

A briefing for local government and health and wellbeing boards