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Proposals for a health-creating economy

The UK Health Forum recommends comprehensively tackling the avoidable and iniquitous toll of NCDs, which will substantially reduce avoidable demand on services, reduce health inequalities, increase healthy life expectancy and produce a health-creating economy. Tobacco and alcohol use and high rates of obesity - due to poor diets - are three of the top five risk factors for disease in the UK. The government should introduce comprehensive programs to reduce the consumption of the health-harming products that are driving these risk factors.


UKHF Policy Priorities’ Statement
UKHF Proposals for a health-creating economy (full policy document)



Using Brexit to tackle non-communicable diseases and improve the health of the public

The UK Health Forum has developed a briefing to provide an overview of the public health challenges and opportunities in relation to non-communicable diseases (NCDs) post Brexit.  We reviewed EU laws, regulations and policies to determine their impact on health, covering areas such as environmental and consumer protections; food, including fisheries and agriculture; alcohol; tobacco; and trade movements and deals.  We have provided specific examples to highlight potential risks to health, and potential improvements which can be made as a result of Brexit for protecting and improving the health and wellbeing of the public. 


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  • Using Brexit to tackle non-communicable diseases and improve the health of the public
    25 May 2017 The UK Health Forum has developed a briefing to provide an overview of the public health challenges and opportunities in relation to non-communicable diseases (NCDs) post Brexit. We reviewed EU laws, regulations and policies to determine their impact on health, covering areas such as environmental...
  • UK Prevention Research Partnership
    24 May 2017 The UK Prevention Research Partnership (UKPRP) was launched on the 18 May. There will be up to £50 million available for prevention research prevention of non communicable diseases and health improvement. Third sector organisations should get involved as funding is contingent on research partners...
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We are a charitable alliance of professional and public interest organisations working to reduce the risk of avoidable non-communicable diseases by developing evidence-based public health policy and supporting its implementation through advocacy, modelling and information provision.

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