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Posts relating to PHE Priority 2: Reducing the burden of disease

An opportunity to address inequalities: learning from the first months of the COVID-19 pandemic

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It is the disadvantaged poor that have been hardest hit by COVID-19 in the UK, as they have all over the world. In this blog we look at how we can address health inequalities and learnings from the first months of the COVID-19 pandemic.

We must re-energise our response to increasing drug-related deaths

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The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has published its annual drug misuse deaths report, which shows that there were 4,115 deaths last year due to drug poisoning. This blog looks at some of the report's main findings and the actions we're taking to prevent future drug-related deaths.

Supporting action on reducing health inequalities

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PHE has launched the Health Equity Assessment Tool (HEAT), designed to support professionals across the public health system and wider health economy systematically address health inequalities and equity in their work programmes, services or business planning cycles. Read this blog to find out more about the tool.

Giving everyone the opportunity to lead a healthy life

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Ten years on from his original report, Michael Marmot and the Institute of Health Equity have published the 'Marmot review 10 years on' report. In this blog we look at some of the work PHE is doing to reduce health inequalities, including the developing priorities set out in our new 5-year strategy for 2020-2025.

Can we build healthier, more resilient and connected communities?

Whether we live in cities or towns, rural or coastal areas, the communities we live in really matter for our wellbeing. Find out how PHE's suite of resources can help you take forward community-centred approaches to health and wellbeing.

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.

Enabling joint action to reduce health inequalities

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Place-Based Approaches for Reducing Health Inequalities is a new set of resources that aims to reinforce a common understanding of the complex causes of costs of health inequalities, and provide a practical framework and tools for places to reduce health inequalities. Read this blog to find out more.