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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.

15 October 18

Introduction to Health Impact Assessment and Mental Wellbeing Impact Assessment Sessions

The Wales Health Impact Assessment Support Unit (WHIASU) have announced new dates in North and South Wales for an introduction to Health Impact Assessment, with an optional session on Mental Wellbeing Impact Assessment.

01 October 18

New guide - Creating healthier places and spaces for our present and future generations

Public Health Wales has published a new guide called 'Creating Healthier Places and Spaces for our Present and Future Generations' which has been created to support Public Services Boards, public bodies, cross sector organisations and individuals take forward actions that address and enhance the health and well-being opportunities afforded by the natural and built environment.

19 September 18

New Dates Released for WHIASU HIA Competency Courses

In association with the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH), the Wales Health Impact Assessment Support Unit (WHIASU) are today announcing new dates for their Comprehensive Competency Course and Quality Assessing HIA Course.

02 July 18

New Fixed Term Post for a Health Impact Assessment Development Officer Opened in WHIASU

An exciting opportunity within the Policy, Research and International Development Directorate has arisen for a Health Impact Assessment Development Officer. This is a fixed term/secondment post until 31st March 2019. The post is for 7.5 hours per week at a Band 8a.