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 …

The Welsh Health Equity Status Report initiative: Lessons on COVID-19 impact on inequities

  Mariana Dyakova, Anna Stielke, Abigail Instone and The WHESRi team

The WHO Collaborating Centre (CC) on Investment for Health and Well-being developes and applies intelligence on how to invest to improve health and wellbeing, and reduce inequalities. With Public Health …

Gesundheit inklusiv: Betriebliche Gesundheitsförderung für Mitarbeiter mit Beeinträchtigungen

  Karina Lattner and Gert Lang

Die Lebens- und Arbeitssituation für Menschen mit Beeinträchtigungen weisen zwar spezifische Rahmenbedingungen der gesundheitlichen Ungleichheit auf, sind jedoch häufig von Aktivitäten und Methoden der Betrieblichen Gesundheitsförderung exkludiert. Ein innovatives BGF-Projekt …

Workplace health promotion for employees with disabilities: introducing ‘Health Inclusive’

  Karina Lattner and Gert Lang

The living and working conditions of people with disabilities are linked to health inequalities, but the same people are often excluded from activities and methods of workplace health promotion. An …

The role of the voluntary and community sector in addressing health inequity in Wales

  Alisha Davies, Richard Kyle, Daniel Jones and Alice Willatt

Emerging Drivers of Vulnerability to Health Inequity in the Context of COVID-19:  Perspectives and response from the Voluntary and Community Sector in Wales A new report, funded by Public Health …