Noise can have a significant impact on our health, beyond just being annoying or disturbing sleep. This blog looks at a new study led by UKHSA into the impacts on public health from noise pollution.
Reducing the burden of disease
Posts relating to PHE Priority 2: Reducing the burden of disease
New estimates on the deaths and hospital admissions caused by smoking are around 15% lower than previously published but what does this tell us about smoking in England?
The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have mirrored, and in some cases exacerbated, our entrenched health and social inequalities. Find out how PHE's new resource can help local areas to build back inclusive and sustainable economies.
It is the disadvantaged poor that have been hardest hit by COVID-19 in the UK, as they have all over the world. In this blog we look at how we can address health inequalities and learnings from the first months of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has published its annual drug misuse deaths report, which shows that there were 4,115 deaths last year due to drug poisoning. This blog looks at some of the report's main findings and the actions we're taking to prevent future drug-related deaths.
PHE has launched the Health Equity Assessment Tool (HEAT), designed to support professionals across the public health system and wider health economy systematically address health inequalities and equity in their work programmes, services or business planning cycles. Read this blog to find out more about the tool.
Ten years on from his original report, Michael Marmot and the Institute of Health Equity have published the 'Marmot review 10 years on' report. In this blog we look at some of the work PHE is doing to reduce health inequalities, including the developing priorities set out in our new 5-year strategy for 2020-2025.
This blog outlines several promising areas of work and initiatives led by members of the Cardiovascular Disease System Leadership Forum that have been addressing the national 10-year CVD prevention ambitions since their launch in February 2019.
Whether we live in cities or towns, rural or coastal areas, the communities we live in really matter for our wellbeing. Find out how PHE's suite of resources can help you take forward community-centred approaches to health and wellbeing.
Influencing the food environment to ensure that more and healthier options are available, accessible and affordable can only be accomplished through a collaborative approach. This blog outlines how addressing the food environment is part of a local whole systems approach to obesity.