Health and local government are among the devolved areas in Wales. This allows us to work locally and nationally, and have access to policy levers and local delivery systems.
Each of the seven health boards in Wales employs a Director of Public Health who is supported by the critical mass of expertise employed by Public Health Wales at the local and community level and who, under an honorary contract, manages locally based Public Health Wales staff.
Public Health Wales, health boards and local authorities work closely together to promote public health in their areas. We jointly identify and set the local strategic agenda in partnership with communities, housing, education, police, fire and rescue and the voluntary sector.
We host the following cross-organisational networks: