Evidence-informed health policy, practice and decision making underpins public health action. The Observatory Evidence Service supports this by producing systematic reviews, evidence maps and rapid summaries.
Our methods are transparent and reproducible and we give the quality of the research included due consideration. We use evidence from a wide variety of sources that adopt different research methodologies to develop outputs that are fit-for-purpose. We also provide specialist support and advice to colleagues in Public Health Wales who are involved in evidence projects.
The 'Current Awareness Bulletin', a monthly listing of reports, official publications, information resources and more can be found here.
During the pandemic we have been working with others to develop some evidence summaries that answer some important questions relating to COVID-19 and public health strategies.
We are producing a monthly COVID-19 current awareness bulletin which can be accessed here.
People’s health related behaviours are influenced by a range of factors including social, economic and physical environment and mental wellbeing. Evidence-based interventions will make it easier for people to adopt healthy behaviours.
By ensuring we all have good mental wellbeing, we can help drive down inequalities. Publications that look at interventions to prevent or promote mental wellbeing can be found here.
As soon as we have some up to date products about mental wellbeing, you will find them here.
The wider determinants of health are social, economic and environmental factors that influence health, wellbeing and inequalities. The following publications explore the evidence around these aspects and seek to establish which interventions may influence them.