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Health Matters: Addressing the food environment as part of a local whole systems approach to obesity

Influencing the food environment to ensure that more and healthier options are available, accessible and affordable can only be accomplished through a collaborative approach. This blog outlines how addressing the food environment is part of a local whole systems approach to obesity.

Building consensus for local public health investment decisions

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We've published a new ‘Prioritisation Framework’, a strategic planning resource for local authorities. In this blog, our Chief Economist Brian Ferguson, and PHE North East Centre Director Peter Kelly, answer questions about how the Framework can inform investment decisions. What …

Helping local areas address public health issues relating to alcohol, drug and tobacco use

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The latest official statistics on drug-related deaths in England showed the highest number of substance misuse related death since these records began and highlights a worrying rise in the number of older, more vulnerable drug users dying from heroin overdose. …