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Unpaid carer's research wins top award

Researchers from Public Health Wales have been jointly awarded the Health Care Research Wales Impact Award 2022 for their report on the future of unpaid carers in Wales project.

Statement on meningococcal disease cases, Bishop of Llandaff, Church in Wales High School, Cardiff

Public Health Wales is working with Cardiff and Vale University Health Board to offer antibiotics and vaccines to pupils in years 12 and 13 at Bishop of Llandaff, Church in Wales High School in Cardiff. It follows two students from the school becoming unwell with meningitis, caused by the group B meningococcal bacteria.

Changing behaviours key to tackling climate crisis

Making positive climate behaviours as normal, easy, attractive and routine as possible, is key to evoking sustained change and mitigating the effects of the climate crisis, says a new guide from Public Health Wales.  

Act now to help combat the "silent pandemic"

Public Health Wales is calling on people in Wales to act now to help combat the over use of antibiotic medicines. Last year, nearly 1.9 million antibiotics were prescribed in Wales. 

Cost of living crisis: a public health emergency

Easier and faster access to mental health and well-being support, and help on energy, housing and food costs is urgently needed to protect health and save lives, according to Public Health Wales.

OFFICIAL STATISTICS: Congenital Anomaly Register and Information Service for Wales Annual Statistics Data Published

The 2022 annual data update from the Congenital Anomaly Register and Information Service (CARIS) for Wales has been published by Public Health Wales.

Real living wage critical for health

Employers paying staff a real living wage or above can protect and support good health and wellbeing for both the individual and society as a whole, experts at Public Health Wales have said. 

Can behavioural science improve and protect public health?

Why do certain polices, services or communications just seem to ‘work’, improving or protecting people’s health and wellbeing, while others fade, or worse never start to shine? This question confronts practitioners and policy makers on an almost daily basis.

Public Health Wales statement on monkeypox

This news story will be updated with Monkeypox case numbers.

TB screening for contacts in Tonypandy

Public Health Wales is working with Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board and Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council to screen close contacts identified following the confirmation of one case of active tuberculosis (TB) in an individual associated with the Welcome Inn in Tonypandy.