Integrated approach needed to improve health
FPH has published expert resources on a range of issues connected to food, the environment, transport and obesity that demonstrate the importance of an integrated approach to improving people's health.
The evidenced-based position and briefing statements, which are published today, address:
- The built environment and physical activity briefing statement (pdf) and position statement (pdf)
- Food marketing to children (pdf)
- Obesity (pdf) and
- Transport and health position statement (pdf) and briefing statement (pdf)
- Sugar (pdf)
The statements give an overview of key public health issues and make recommendations for action to tackle the issues they address.
Dr John Middleton, FPH's Vice President for Policy, said: "These statements are a vital part of our policy and advocacy work. They help demonstrate the evidence for the concerns that our members have about public health, and recommend ways for everyone with an interest in protecting and improving people's health to take action."
Malcolm Shepherd, Chief Executive of Sustrans, said: "Sustrans warmly welcomes this Transport and Health position from the Faculty of Public Health. Transport is an influential determinant of health, and the implementation of the FPH's recommendations would have very significant beneficial impacts on population health, non-communicable disease and on the future costs of health and social care."
Written: 13/12/2013 , last modified: 05/03/2014