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Cwm Taf Morgannwg Public Health Team

Cwm Taf Morgannwg Public Health Team work in improving public health across Bridgend, Rhondda Cynon Taf and Merthyr Tydfil.

We work closely with partners in the health service, local authority, council, education sector – in particular with our healthy schools and healthy pre-schools work –, third sector as well as others. The health of our population can be affected by many complex systems, so working with and influencing our partners can help to improve the health and well-being of the population.

As well as supporting well-known programmes with partners to improve health and well-being, we look to try new ways of working and innovation. Currently, one of our innovative ways of working is to pilot an approach to divide the population into different groups, to explore if there are better ways to help people manage their healthcare than traditional settings or topic-based public health approaches. We are also interesting in keeping up with and contributing to the evidence base in public health research, and have a number of ongoing research projects.

What we do

General socio-economic, cultural and environmental conditions

  • Supporting the Public Services Board Well-being Objectives
  • Health protection planning and response
  • Contributing to environmental policy for tobacco
  • Contribute to planning and licensing requests

Living and working conditions

  • Piloting a segmentation Population Health Management approach
  • Supporting Primary Care
  • Leading the early diagnosis of cancer agenda
  • Delivering healthy schools and pre-schools programme
  • Making Every Contact Count

Social and community networks

  • Supporting a social referral agenda
  • Developing mental health, loneliness and resilience strategies

Individual lifestyle factors

  • Health Check Cardiovascular Risk Programme
  • Supporting obesity and chronic conditions prevention programmes
  • Research to improve health in early years and prevent frailty
  • Supporting smoking cessation services
  • Supporting childrens' oral health
  • Supporting sexual health initiatives
  • Improving physical activity rates
  • Supporting prevention of substance misuse