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Health matters: public health issues

Facts, resources and information on major public health issues for public health professionals, local authorities and CCG commissioners.

Welcome to Health matters, an information resource from Public Health England which includes infographics, videos, case studies and slide sets alongside written content. This brings together in one place the most informative data and the best evidence of what works in tackling major public health problems.

We hope our material will engage many people who have an interest in improving the health of our population, but it will be particularly useful for:

  • public health professionals
  • clinical commissioning groups
  • health and wellbeing boards
  • local authorities

Each edition of Health matters focuses on a specific public health topic, setting out the scale of the problem and the evidence for cost-effective interventions. We also signpost people to additional data, resources and important facts.

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Reproductive health and pregnancy planning

Type 2 diabetes

Community-centred approaches for health and wellbeing

Using the NHS Health Check programme to prevent CVD

Productive healthy ageing

Preventing infections and reducing AMR

Preventing ill health from alcohol and tobacco use

Cervical screening

Child dental health

Obesity and the food environment

Preventing drug misuse deaths

High blood pressure

HIV testing

Tuberculosis

Tobacco packaging

Physical activity

Bowel cancer

Early years

Dementia

Alcohol

Antimicrobial resistance

Smoking

Published 1 February 2014
Last updated 6 December 2017 + show all updates
  1. Added new edition of health matters 'Productive healthy ageing'.
  2. Added new edition of health matters 'Preventing ill health from alcohol and tobacco use'.
  3. Added cervical screening case studies.
  4. Added new edition of health matters: Child dental health.
  5. Added new edition of health matters: tobacco standard packs.
  6. Added new edition of health matters: getting every adult active every day.
  7. Added new edition of Health matters: preventing bowel cancer.
  8. Added new edition of Health matters: giving every child the best start in life.
  9. Added new edition of Health matters: midlife approaches to reduce dementia risk.
  10. Added new edition of Health matters: harmful drinking and alcohol dependence.
  11. Added new edition of Health matters: antimicrobial resistance.
  12. First published.