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Public Health Wales' Research and Evaluation division to develop culture of research as part of new strategy

Public Health Wales’ Research and Evaluation division will work across the organisation to develop a culture of research.

Supervised toothbrushing in nurseries and schools seeing encouraging recovery post-pandemic

The number of children participating in supervised toothbrushing at nursery and school has recovered following the Covid-19 pandemic.  

Report calls for targeted vaccine resources to address hesitancy and misinformation

A recent study conducted by Public Health Wales shows that young people, parents of children under 18, those receiving Universal Credit and people who identify as transgender are more likely to be exposed to vaccine misinformation online.

Social media regularly used by 48% of primary age children in Wales, report shows

Nearly half (48%) of Welsh children aged seven to 11 are regularly using social media, according to a survey led by academics at Cardiff University. 

Not enough for essentials, as the cost of living crisis bites

The cost of living crisis has negatively impacted mental health for many people in Wales and many have had to cut down on essentials like food and heating to make ends meet.

Tax increases on energy dense foods and tobacco reduce health inequality

A review of international evidence on how to reduce inequalities in health has found that tax increases on tobacco and high energy foods, with subsidies on fruit and vegetables, work well to narrow gaps in health between the richest and poorest. 

Public Health Wales welcomes plan to phase out smoking

Public Health Wales welcomes the announcement by the Prime Minister to allow a free vote in parliament on raising the legal age of smoking by one year. 

A majority of people in Wales feel comfortable talking about bowel screening

The latest results from Public Health Wales’ Time to Talk Public Health panel survey show that around 8 in 10 people would feel comfortable talking to friends and family, and to a healthcare professional about bowel screening.

Digital Healthcare: Public Health Wales launches a new Digital and Data Strategy to enhance health data accessibility, quality, and security

Our new Digital and Data Strategy will help us use the power of digital and data technology to protect and improve the health and well-being of people in Wales and to reduce health inequalities.

Health Impact Assessment approach aids public sector bodies in development of climate change adaptations

Research by Public Health Wales, along with the consultancy Urban Habitats, has shown the value of using a Health Impact Assessment (HIA) when developing adaptations to climate change.