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First set of local government briefings launched

Tobacco, physical activity and workplace health are the topics covered in NICE's first set of local government public health briefings.

Improving public health is of increasing importance due to the rise in health inequalities and preventable disease.

 

From April 2013, councils in England will be taking on the role of improving the public health of their communities.

 

The guidance provides help for those working in local government through advice on which actions are most effective in improving health, and provide best value for money.