Can these times of crises be an opportunity for change for health and wellbeing?

  Caroline Costongs

Churchill famously said, “Never let a good crisis go to waste”. The focus on public health since the COVID-19 pandemic has triggered a wave of new opportunities to strengthen health and wellbeing. The pandemic …

Healthy and active ageing: looking through an economic lens

  Charles Normand, Gemma Williams and Jonathan Cylus

Improved life expectancy in Europe is a triumph for public health and health services.  But it has also led to large changes in the age structure of populations. This has …

From crisis to catalyst: It’s time to prioritise health and wellbeing

  Dr Louisa Petchey and Manon Roberts

A cost-of-living crisis is more than just an economic squeeze: it is a public health emergency.  A new report, from Public Health Wales, explores the cost-of-living crisis and unveils how …

Why were social factors ignored during the pandemic?

  Caroline Costongs

When the COVID-19 pandemic first hit Europe in February 2020, government responses primarily aimed to ‘flatten the curve’ of infection rates to prevent illness and death and the overburdening of the health system. However, they failed to consider the impact …