New appointments to Public Health Wales executive team
Professor Jim McManus will be joining Public Health Wales as its new National Director of Health and Wellbeing, Claire Birchall will also be joining Public Health Wales as our Acting Director of Quality, Nursing and Allied Health Professionals.
Strategic Equality Objectives – Public consultation opens
Our current Strategic Equality Plan – which sets out how we will address inequalities – is coming to the end of its four year cycle. We are now launching a consultation with the public for three months.
A majority of people in Wales would attend bystander to violence training if offered.
In the latest survey from Public Health Wales’ Time to Talk Public Health panel, 6 in 10 people said they would be likely (38 percent) or very likely (23 percent) to take up the offer of face-to-face bystander to violence training if offered.
Increase in testing and treatment supports progress to elimination of hepatitis C in Wales
On World Hepatitis Day, the latest annual report from Public Health Wales into blood borne viruses (BBVs), including hepatitis B, hepatitis C, and HIV infections, shows there has been progress towards eliminating these infections as a public health problem by 2030 in Wales.
Refugees and Asylum-seekers are among the most vulnerable members of society having poorer mental health than the general population.
A review of international evidence and country experiences has found that asylum-seekers, refugees, and other displaced peoples have poorer mental health outcomes than those of the general population.
Water Safety Wales join forces with bereaved mum to highlight dangers after new report shows drowning risk to young people in Wales
Water Safety Wales has teamed up with a Pembrokeshire mum on World Drowning Prevention Day to help prevent other families from enduring the tragedy she has suffered after losing her son.
What action is needed to make homes in Wales better for our health and well-being?
Public Health Wales researchers are publishing a series of briefings to examine what needs to be done to create healthier housing in Wales.
Health Impact Assessment highlights urgent need to protect health and wellbeing as the climate changes
Public Health Wales has published a Health Impact Assessment on the health and wellbeing impacts of climate change across Wales.
Warning about the health risk of counterfeit drugs
Health experts in Wales are concerned about the number of substances being bought from so-called “online pharmacies” in the belief that they are legitimate pharmaceutical products.
Diagnosis of STIs increases in Wales following wider access to testing
Public Health Wales’ latest annual report into sexual health has shown greater access and take up of STI testing.