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Tackle dependency, visibility, and availability to address rapid rise in youth vaping, say public health experts

Support should be prioritised over punishment when helping young people who want to quit vaping, according to public health experts. 

Survey shows strong support for schools' role in children and young people's health and wellbeing

A new survey conducted by Public Health Wales has shown that most people in Wales support schools and nurseries having a role in health and wellbeing outcomes for under 18s.  

Latest data on substance misuse in Wales published

There were a total of 869 school exclusions as a result of alcohol or drugs amongst school aged children in 2022-23. That’s an increase of 119 per cent from 2020-21 and up 16.5 per cent from 2018-19

Measles outbreak declared in Gwent as two new cases confirmed

Public Health Wales is working with Aneurin Bevan University Health Board to investigate two further cases of measles which have been confirmed in the Gwent area, bringing the overall total to four cases. 

Two measles cases confirmed in Gwent

Public Health Wales and Aneurin Bevan University Health Board are investigating two cases of measles in children in the Gwent area.  

Health experts welcome downward trend in childhood dental extractions under general anaesthetic

Dental public health experts have welcomed findings showing a reduction in the number of reported child dental extractions under general anaesthetic over the last decade. 

Interventions to address digital exclusion improves engagement, skills, and confidence, says new report

A review of existing evidence produced by Public Health Wales as part of the collaboration with the Health and Care Research Wales Evidence Centre shows that interventions to address digital exclusion in older adults can increase uptake and digital literacy while also improving people's own perception of their own abilities, and willingness to use technology.

Long-term thinking resource helps organisations protect the health of future generations

A new resource to help organisations use long term thinking to reduce health inequalities is being launched by Public Health Wales in partnership with the Office of the Future Generations Commissioner. 

Increase in TB cases in Wales, but longer-term trend is decreasing – new report

The number of newly diagnosed TB cases in Wales increased from 71 in 2022 to 84 in 2023, but the longer-term trend is decreasing, according to a new report being published ahead of World TB Day (24 March).   

Public Health Outcomes Framework reporting tool updated with latest data

Public Health Wales has refreshed the indicators in the Public Health Outcomes Framework reporting tool.