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The goal of public health is to improve current and future populations’ health and well-being. 

Cambridge Public Health’s enhanced research, which works across traditional academic areas, will allow it to develop strengthened approaches for society, policy and practice to achieve these aims. 

We will continue to build on our community’s strong relationships with local authorities, the NHS, Public Health England and other key partners, and engage with policy makers, the public, health professionals and the commercial sector.

We will support our academics to enhance their awareness of the broader needs, concerns and challenges that societies face to design research that has lasting impact. 

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Cambridge Public Health & Department of Engineering Workshop
Cambridge Public Health & Department of Engineering Workshop - 22 Nov 2021

This workshop will formally introduce Cambridge Public Health (co-led by Professor Carol Brayne and Professor John Clarkson) as part of the School of Technology and highlight opportunities for potential links and collaborations across Engineering, Public Health and beyond. We are planning a series of presentations by Engineering colleagues on their research followed by an open discussion about how potential connections can be developed.

Short talks include:

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Moving beyond the health inequalities rhetoric
Moving beyond the health inequalities rhetoric

Health data generated during the Covid-19 pandemic continue to confirm that socioeconomic status directly affects a patient’s odds of survival. Certain ethnicities, as well as people from poorer areas of the UK and the elderly and frail, tend to fare worse — both in terms of infection rates and deaths. An obviously important question, however, is why? — What makes people from these backgrounds at greater risk of illness and death, and is this unique to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic?