The PublicHealth@Cambridge network is a multi-disciplinary community for public health research across Cambridge.

“Public health is the science and art of promoting and protecting the health and well-being of whole populations, preventing ill-health and prolonging life through the organised efforts of society.”

ageing in planet

Ageing in Planet, Edinburgh 1 June

What will it take to sustain humanity and the planet that sustains us? The field of Planetary Health is a multi-disciplinary approach to health and well-being that actively brings together scientific knowledge of both human and ecosystem health to address the urgent need to safeguard the health and longevity of future generations across the lifecourse.  […]

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inequalities

Conference “Comparative perspectives on social inequalities in life and death” 1 June

St John’s College Reading Group on Health Inequalities  is holding a one day interdisciplinary conference at the Old Divinity School in St John’s College: “Comparative perspectives on social inequalities in life and death” including a Public Lecture: “Development of social behaviour in children from infancy: neurobiological, relational and situational interactions”  More information and registration  

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TM and Chloe talk

Professor Dame Theresa Marteau discusses her life as a scientist

Chloe Gamlin, University of Cambridge medical student and President of the student society for general practitioners at Cambridge, asks leading behavioural scientist Professor Dame Theresa Marteau to describe her career and how being a woman has influenced her work. Chloe: In your opinion, what is the greatest public health challenge we are currently facing, and […]

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morality

Mapping Morality in Global Health Conference 26-27 June

A two-day conference that brings together experts from across a range of disciplines, including anthropology, epidemiology, history, politics, philosophy and theology to discuss some of the most interesting and pressing questions of morality arising in contemporary global health. 26 – 27 June Alison Richard Building 7 West Road Cambridge CB3 9DT http://www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/events/27450

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Shot of a volunteer doctor giving checkups to underprivileged kids

Sustainable Health Manifesto published

This manifesto attempts to summarize the Sustainable Health Symposium that was held in Cambridge in July, 2017. The symposium included conversations on the transformative shift from sickness to wellness, from products to services, towards innovative and frugal technological solutions that support people, communities, the planet, and a new health operating system. What we have learned […]

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better care

Report “Engineering better care: a systems approach to health and care design and continuous improvement” out

John Clarkson, Deputy Chair of the PublicHealth@Cambridge Network, is first author of the report “Engineering better care: a systems approach to health and care design and continuous improvement”. There have been numerous calls to implement a more holistic systems approach to transform health and care to address the needs of a changing patient population. Engineers routinely […]

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