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 Andalusian Comprehensive Strategy for Healthy Living: a collaborative process

  Pablo García-Cubillana, Amelia Martín and M. Dolores Fernández

Improving population health and wellbeing is the fundamental goal of the Andalusian Comprehensive Strategy for Healthy Living. With the drafting process currently underway, the voices of citizens and professionals from …

Growing strong in times of crisis – Investing in wellbeing and health equity for young and old

  Gabriella Sutton and Alison Maassen

Our societies have reached their tipping point.  Demographic change, growing inequalities, the climate crisis, COVID-19, and the impacts of the war in Ukraine are all having a negative impact on …

Support materials for coping with grief in times of COVID-19 in Spain

  Javier Barbero Gutiérrez, Angélica Bonilla Escobar, Pilar Campos Esteban, Jara Cubillo Llanes, Ana Gil Luciano, Tomás Hernández Fernández, Ana Koerting de Castro, Elena Ruiz Peralta, María Terol Claramonte and Javier Segura del Pozo

  Dealing with grief during the COVID-19 pandemic requires special support. During these difficult times, the work carried out by the Spanish Ministry of Health aims to provide that support. …