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30 January 19

WHIASU Publish New Newsletter

WHIASU's Winter 2018/19 newsletter is now available to read. This latest edition contains articles on the WHO Collaborating Centre for Investment for Health and Wellbeing, harmonising public health and land use planning, and recent presentations.

22 January 19

TCPA Launch New Report on Reuniting Health with Planning

On Monday January 21st 2019, the Town and Country Planning Association (TCPA) launched a new report in the House of Commons titled "The State of the Union. Reuniting Health with Planning in Promoting Healthy Communities." WHIASU and Public Health Wales were one of six organisations across England and Wales to collaborate on this report.

21 January 19

Introduction to Health Impact Assessment and Mental Wellbeing Impact Assessment Training

A half day introduction to HIA and a half day introduction to mental wellbeing impact assessment (MWIA) will be held in Cardiff on 8th April 2019.

21 January 19

New National Report examines how Brexit may affect health and well-being of people across Wales

Published today by Public Health Wales, the Health Impact Assessment of Brexit examines the potential effects of Brexit on the short, medium and long-term health of people living in Wales.

15 January 19

Briefing Paper Published on Obesity, Hot Food Outlets and Planning in Cardiff

Cardiff Council and Cardiff and Vale Public Health Team have worked in partnership to develop a briefing paper on the topic of ‘Obesity, Hot Food Outlets and Planning in Cardiff’ which investigates whether there is an association between deprivation, hot food outlets and childhood obesity.

09 January 19

WHIASU Present at the Wales Biodiversity Conference

Nerys Edmonds, Senior Public Health Practitioner in WHIASU, recently presented on “Identifying the Health and Wellbeing Impacts of Environmental Programmes using Health Impact Assessment: Case Studies from Wales” at the Wales Biodiversity conference.

07 January 19

New Dates for Health Impact Assessment Competency Course

WHIASU have released new dates for their Rapid Health Impact Assessment Competency Course which starts in April 2019 in Llandrindod Wells.

19 December 18

New Website - WHO European Office for Investment for Health and Development, Venice, Italy

The Venice Office is WHO/Europe’s centre of excellence in the thematic areas of health equity, social and economic determinants of health, and investment for health in the context of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

28 November 18

Harmonising public health involvement in land use planning workshop 19th November 2018, Life Sciences Hub, Cardiff Bay

This is the second workshop held in 2018 focussing upon the theme of ‘reuniting health and planning,’ in particular to explore current levels of engagement between public health and local authorities and to explore opportunities to work in a more coherent way in the future.

29 October 18

Health in Planning Assessments

Liz Green, Principal HIA Development Officer in WHIASU, recently co-wrote an article entitled 'Health in Planning Assessments' for the Journal of the London Planning and Development Forum.