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Getting better all the time

It’s nearly June.  That means many things to many people – summer, school holidays, long evenings…  and to some, Health Profiles.  Since 2006, these summaries of health data for each local authority in England have been produced to support local …

E-cigarettes and harm reduction: where are we now and what next?

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Smoking is England’s biggest killer, accounting for nearly 80,000 deaths each year as well as a heavy toll of illness.  We have made great strides in recent years in driving down the number of people smoking – it is now …

'Nothing about us without us': why listening to children and young people makes for good public health

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What do young people think are the big public health messages? The best way to find out is to ask them! Listening to children and young people is core to PHE and Department of Health values and both organisations have …

Making the economic case for public health

How do we make the financial case for investing in public health? It’s an important question for Public Health England, because unless our recommendations and advice stack up economically, they are less likely to be implemented, however compelling the scientific …