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About Public Health Network Cymru

What is Public Health Network Cymru?

Public Health Network Cymru was established in 2015 for professionals working on improving the health and wellbeing of the population of Wales and combined four previous topic specific networks which were hosted by Public Health Wales. The Network now has over 1,600 members from a range of sectors and organisations including the NHS, Local Authorities, Welsh Government, academia, third sector and private sector. The Network covers a broad spectrum of topics including prevention in healthcare, health-related behaviours, mental wellbeing and has a focus on the wider determinants of health – housing, education, employment, income and resources and the environment.

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What is the aim and objectives of the network?

The aim of the Network is to inform, facilitate and create connections for those working in public, private and third sectors in order to improve population health and wellbeing in Wales.

This will be achieved by:

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Sharing knowledge from a diverse range of perspectives, including policy, research and practice to improve population health and wellbeing.

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Facilitating the development of solutions and approaches to inform policy, practice and research by bringing diverse perspectives together in creative spaces.

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Connecting members and building a community to advance the common goal of improving population health and wellbeing through action across society.

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Helping people from a range of sectors to recognise their current and potential contribution to population health and wellbeing.

Who hosts the Network?

The Wider Determinants of Health Unit, Health and Wellbeing Directorate in Public Health Wales hosts the Network.

Meet the Network team

Catherine Evans

Catherine Evans

Network Co-ordinator

Catherine joined the NHS in 2003 after graduating from the University of Wales Institute Cardiff with a BSc (Hons) in Food Studies.

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Marie Griffiths

Marie Griffiths

Network Co-ordinator

Marie joined the NHS in 2002, starting in Health Promotion in an administrative role.

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Christian Heathcote-Elliott

Christian Heathcote-Elliott

Principal Public Health Practitioner (Wider Determinants of Health Unit)

Christian has worked within the NHS for 19 years in public health intelligence and health improvement.

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Jamie-Lee Wyatt

Jamie-Lee Wyatt

Business Support Officer

Jamie-Lee joined the Public Health Network Cymru Team having worked in the private sector as an Accounts Assistant, after completing an NVQ Level 2 in Business Administration apprenticeship with the Vale of Glamorgan Council in 2011.

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Caspar Jayasekera

Caspar Jayasekera

Digital Content Officer

Caspar joined the project team in September 2020 with a background in the Arts and Live Music Marketing.

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Ciarán Humphreys

Ciarán Humphreys

Consultant

Ciarán is a Consultant in Public Health Medicine, working in the field of health inequalities and wider determinants of health.

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Cerys Preece

Cerys Preece

Senior Public Health Practitioner

Cerys has worked in the field of health promotion for 17 years, 12 of which for Public Health Wales.

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Ciarán Humphreys

Ciarán Humphreys

Consultant

Ciarán is a Consultant in Public Health Medicine, working in the field of health inequalities and wider determinants of health.

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Advisory Group

How is the Network governed?

A Network Advisory Group was established in 2016 to represent Network members with a remit to advise and support the Network to achieve its aims and objectives and to support Public Health Wales and its partners and stakeholders in the effective delivery of the ‘Wellbeing of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015’ and other relevant policies and plans. The Advisory Group is chaired by Dr Ciáran Humphreys, Consultant in Public Health (Public Health Wales) and meets on a quarterly basis.

Want to know more?

If you want to know more about the Network, have ideas on its development or a specific area of work you would like to share with members please contact the Network team.

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What are the benefits of being a member of the Network?

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Early access to content

Connecting you to members with similar interests

Sharing your work with members

Contributing to our podcasts

Contributing to our webinars

The ability to save our content to your own account

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