The Global Burden of Disease study is the world’s largest systematic, scientific effort to quantify the magnitude of health loss from all major diseases, injuries, and risk factors. Recently it was the 20th anniversary of this ground-breaking research, so it …
Health and Wellbeing
Posts about the work of the Health and Wellbeing directorate
Throughout my professional career and from personal experience, I have witnessed the devastating impact cardiovascular disease (CVD) can have on individuals, communities and society as a whole.
“Let’s focus on what’s strong, not on what’s wrong”. These words from Julia Weldon, Director of Public Health for Hull City Council, epitomise what is at the core of community-centred and asset-based approaches, evident throughout the recent PHE annual conference. …
New Psychoactive Substances (NPS) have featured heavily in recent media stories, and are an increasing focus of our work in PHE.
We want to be an organisation that values compassionate management and supports people to bring their authentic self, every day, to a fair, inclusive, safe and supportive workplace.
Have you seen the latest version of our Heart Age Test?
Fentanyl has had much coverage in the news this year following a number of overdose deaths in Yorkshire and the Humber in the first five months of the year, which were linked to people using heroin mixed with fentanyl. While …
As Public Health England’s chief nutritionist, I’m often asked what we’re doing about confusing messages in the media about nutrition, which lead to an incorrect assumption that official advice is always changing.
Reducing health inequalities is at the heart of public health and PHE’s priorities.
Today is International Overdose Awareness Day (IOAD), a global event held on 31st August every year.