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Getting to the root of the problem – A Whole System Approach to Healthy Weight in Wales

Thursday 7th September 2023
With Public Health Network Cymru

Have you wondered what is a whole systems approach? And how this approach is being used in Wales? Join colleagues from Public Health Wales who provided an overview of what is meant by the term Whole Systems Approaches and how it is being used to support healthy weight in Wales. The webinar described the evidence, strategic context and the nine step approach to whole systems approaches in Wales. The webinar discussed why working in this way is different from more traditional partnership working.

Learning outcomes:

  • Improved understanding of Whole System Approaches and related terminology
  • Knowledge of the strategic context to the Whole System Approach to Healthy Weight in Wales
  • Understanding of the 9 step approach being used in Wales
  • Hear how the approach is being taken forward in Wales with practical examples
  • Know how to access further information.


  • Dr Ilona Johnson, Consultant in Public Health, Public Health Wales
  • Sophia Bird, Principal Public Health Practitioner Obesity Prevention and Nutrition, Public Health Wales

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