Most of us want to live in good health for as long as possible; but while people are generally living longer, outcomes still vary hugely across the country as disturbing inequalities persist. PHE has been centrally involved in a new analysis of the Global Burden of Disease study, published today in The Lancet, which we explain the significance of in this blog.
Find out how PHE is working towards increasing physical activity in every level of society.
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is one of the largest causes of preventable death, ill health and health inequalities in England. Find out how a greater focus on prevention could reduce up to 80% of CVD cases.
The first update to our Health Profile for England report sets out the most comprehensive picture of the health of the population, as well as future trends, and forecasting what the story might look like in years to come.
Leaders in the health and care system are busy developing a new long term plan for the NHS. Public Health England CEO Duncan Selbie is leading the work, along with colleagues in the NHS, to ensure prevention is at the heart of that plan. Here he sets out 3 essential priorities for investment.
Ahead of the PHE annual conference, this blog explores the work carried out by PHE’s Behavioural Insights (PHEBI) team to change the behaviour of millions of people to help make us a healthier nation.
Obesity is fuelling a rise in Type 2 diabetes We live in an increasingly obesogenic environment, making it harder for individuals to avoid unhealthy lifestyle choices.
The ONS has published the latest figures for drug-related deaths in England and Wales, covering all deaths registered in 2017.
How is ethnicity relevant to health and health inequalities In England, the term ‘health inequalities’ is generally understood to mean differences in health status between different population groups that are unfair and avoidable.
Over the past year, there has been increasing media coverage about alprazolam (typically referred to by the brand name Xanax), highlighting what is being seen as a rise in the number of young people using it.