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New style rapid review reports launched by Public Health Wales

Public Health Wales’ Evidence Service has developed a new style of report, designed to provide a rapid overview of evidence in areas of interest to policy makers, giving them a robust baseline of current research from which to take action.

Early childhood education and care pays triple dividend for society

Incorporating early childhood education and care (ECEC) within family-friendly policies has the potential for a “triple dividend” of children’s positive development, women’s empowerment and economic growth, as described in a new report from Public Health Wales. 

Could cutting carbon emissions be the best New Year's resolution we could all make?

Climate Change is the most significant threat to human health and well-being as well as to the health of the planet. 

Back to school advice for parents in Wales to help protect against winter illnesses

Public Health experts are reminding parents in Wales to keep children away from school and childcare settings if they are unwell and have a fever, following an increase in illnesses like flu. It’s one of a number of simple steps parents can take to protect their child and to minimise the spread of winter illnesses when children return to schools and nurseries in Wales next week. 

Dangers of swallowing mini magnet toys

Public Health Wales are warning parents of the dangers of toys with mini magnets this Christmas. It follows the case of a schoolboy from South Wales who had emergency surgery after swallowing 52 magnets from a fidget toy. 

New Year's Honours for Public Health experts Sian Griffiths and Fliss Bennee

Professor Sian Griffiths OBE, Non-Executive Director of Public Health Wales, has been made a CBE and Fliss Bennee, Head of Data at Public Health Wales has been made an OBE in the New Year’s Honours list. 

Innovation in digital health technologies hampered by inequities

Persistent differences exist in access to, use of and engagement with digital health technologies between communities and areas across Europe, finds a new paper, co-authored by Public Health Wales and WHO/Europe. 

Health experts remind public of dangers of Carbon Monoxide poisoning

Public Health Wales are reminding people of the simple actions they need to take to prevent Carbon Monoxide (CO) poisoning in the home.

'Walking buses' show increase in take up of active travel

Research by Public Health Wales to survey the evidence landscape around interventions to increase active travel, has shown that the introduction of ‘walking bus’ initiatives are among the plans most likely to increase the numbers of children walking to school.

New health outcomes data published

First published in March 2016, the purpose of the Public Health Outcomes Framework is to help understand the impact which individual behaviours, public services, programmes and policies are having on health and wellbeing in Wales.