Creating healthy places: perspectives from NHS England’s Healthy New Towns programme – The King’s Fund

These essays highlight a number of themes, including the value of taking a place-based approach to population health, the need for specific action on health inequalities, the importance of working closely with communities and the potential to use new places

Putting Health into Place: Executive Summary: Principles 9 – 10 Develop and Provide – NHS England

This publication shares learning from the Healthy New Towns demonstrator sites on how to develop health services that help prevent ill health and provide integrated care when it is needed. It includes broader lessons for local areas to consider when

Putting Health into Place: Executive Summary: Principles 4 – 8 Design, Deliver and Manage – NHS England

This document outlines how to design, deliver and manage healthy places by using case studies, checklists and simple explanations which will help professionals working across planning, health and development to come together in partnership to create healthy places.

Putting Health into Place: Principles 1 -3 Plan, Assess and Involve – NHS England

The process of healthy place-making requires considerable leadership and collaboration. Each place is different and must be thoroughly understood with communities involved and empowered from the earliest opportunity. This document shares learning from the Healthy New Towns programme demonstrator sites

Putting Health into Place: Executive Summary: How to create healthier new communities: with lessons from NHS England’s Healthy New Towns programme – NHS England

This publication, the first in the series, provides an introduction to, and summary of, what has been learned. The programme worked with 10 ‘demonstrator sites’ chosen in March 2016 from over 100 applicants to help do this. These developments ranged

Health care’s climate footprint: how the health sector contributes to the global climate crisis and opportunities for action – Health Care Without Harm

Health Care Without Harm report suggesting if the global health care sector were a country it would be the fifth-largest greenhouse gas emitter on the planet. The report finds health care’s footprint is equivalent to 4.4 per cent of global

Connecting food systems for co-benefits: how can food systems combine diet-related health with environmental and economic policy goals? – European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies

Report exploring how food systems can combine diet-related health with environmental and economic policy goals. It builds on considerable earlier work by analysing the connections between different policy goals and between policy goals and food systems. Through this process, the

Improving oral health: A community water fluoridation toolkit for local authorities – Public Health England

This toolkit will help local authorities make informed decisions on water fluoridation and the process to follow should they wish to implement, vary or terminate a scheme. Water fluoridation is one of a range of safe and effective measures to

Beyond the NHS: addressing the root causes of poor health – Centre for Progressive Policy

Centre for Progressive Policy report argues that a radical change of direction is required and focuses on how to develop and deliver a social model of health. It claims that the greatest socioeconomic challenges of our time, from poor-quality housing

Environmental health inequalities in Europe: Second assessment report – World Health Organization

World Health Organization report outlining the magnitude of environmental health inequalities within countries through 19 inequality indicators on urban, housing and working conditions, basic services and injuries. Inequalities in risks and outcomes occur in all countries in the WHO European Region,

Environmental Public Health Tracking In England: Report On Recent Activities – Public Health England

Environmental public health tracking (EPHT) is the use of public health information to support management of environmental and other hazards. The specific role of EPHT is to collect, collate and analyse environmental health data to inform interventions to reduce the burden

Clean Air Strategy 2019 – Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Sets out the actions required across all parts of government and society to improve air quality. The strategy sets out how the UK will: protect the nation’s health; protect the environment; secure clean growth and innovation; reduce emissions from transport,

Sustainability in Public Health England 2018 – Public Health England

This report gives an in-depth analysis of Public Health England’s carbon footprint, particularly in relation to utility use, the production and management of waste and the business travel we undertake. It also highlights the progress they are making on sustainability inside the

Results of the 2016 PHE intercomparison of passive radon detectors – Public Health England

Evaluation of the results of international intercomparisons of passive radon detectors carried out in 2016. Radon is the largest and most variable contributor of radiation dose to the general population and this report (PHE–CRCE-042) considers the results for the intercomparison carried

Review and update of occupancy factors for UK homes – Public Health England

Occupancy factors are an important element in assessing the exposure from indoor radon in UK homes.  This document details: methods used in the review time spent at home by different population groups a discussion of the results Six population groups were

Air Pollution and Child Health: Prescribing Clean Air – World Health Organization

This report summarizes the latest scientific knowledge on the links between exposure to air pollution and adverse health effects in children. It is intended to inform and motivate individual and collective action by health care professionals to prevent damage to

Health and Sustainabilty Factsheet 1: March 2009: Waste Management: Public Health Perspectives on Mechanical Biological Treatment -Liverpool John Moores University Centre for Public Health

This issue of the Health and Sustainability fact sheet covers the issue of waste managment looking at public health perspectives on mechanical biological treatment (MBT) of waste. MBT is a generic term used to describe the amalgamation of several mechanical and biological processes,

Health and Sustainability Factsheet 2: May 2009: Public Health Aspects of Sustainable Buildings – Liverpool John Moores University Centre for Public Health

Sustainable buildings, often also known as green buildings or eco-homes, are structures designed, built and operated in an ecological and resource-efficient manner. They aim to reduce the adverse human and environmental impacts, while improving our quality of life and economic well-being, and that achieve sustainability

Health and Sustainabilty Factsheet 3: Public Health and Sustainable Composting – Liverpool John Moores University Centre for Public Health

Every sustainability minded gardener is as proud of their home produced compost as they are of anything else cultivated in the garden. The transformation of garden and household waste into the rich, dark compost that can go on to sustain and enhance the life