public health

COVID-19 and People with Alcohol-related Problems: Recommendations for Services

Published by
SHAAP

COVID-19 is a rapidly evolving pandemic with national advice and guidance updated regularly.

The fact that alcohol may no longer be consumed in public places, increases risks related to home drinking, where alcohol is cheaper, compounded by the stress that the current situation is causing.

This guidance has been drawn up by the Scottish Health Action on Alcohol Problems (SHAAP), at the request of the Scottish Government.

Updates and Resources on Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Created by
American Hospital Association

Since the COVID-19 outbreak began, the American Hospital Association has worked closely with the CDC, and other federal, state and local partners to respond to this challenge and to make sure hospitals and health systems have the most up-to-date information.

The following tools include resources and developments related to COVID-19.

Find out information about:

14th European Congress on Heroin Addiction & Related Clinical Problems

Grenoble,

EUROPAD exists to improve the lives of opiate misusers and their families and to reduce the impact of illicit drug use on society as a whole.

The association works to develop opiate addiction treatment in Europe but also aims to make a major contribution to the knowledge of, and attitudes to, addiction treatment worldwide.

Nicotine & Tobacco: Current Issues, Policy & Practice

Stirling,

This is a Continuing Professional Development (CPD) module and Knowledge Exchange Workshop currently hosted by the University of Stirling on behalf of SPECTRUM. It is convened by Dr Allison Ford and has been successfully delivered for over ten years at various of our partner Universities throughout the UK.

AADANT Drug and Alcohol Conference 2020

Alice Springs, Australia,

The Association of Alcohol and other Drug Agencies NT will hold their annual Northern Territory drug and alcohol conference April 1-2 in Alice Springs at the DoubleTree Hilton.

There will be two streams at the conference:

  • Provision of Mental Health Services in AOD Treatment
  • Non-residential Treatment Options

Registrations close Thursday 26th March 2020 COB.

13th Nordic Public Health Conference

Reykjavík, Iceland,

In the fourth week of June 2020 the 13th Nordic Public Health conference will take place in Iceland.

The theme of the conference is “Health and wellbeing for all – heading for the future”.

The conference is a platform for the Nordic countries to come together, share knowledge, experience and cultivate professional relationships and networks in the field of public health. 

Bridging the Gap on NCDs: From Global Promises to Local Progress

Published by
NCD Alliance
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Noncommunicable Diseases (NCDs) are recognised as the world’s biggest killer and cause of disability, constituting a global health crisis that requires an urgent policy response. This was acknowledged by world leaders at three UN High-Level Meetings on NCDs, meriting a dedicated target in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for 2030.

Geneva Health Forum 2020

Geneva, Switzerland,

The Geneva Health Forum, created in 2006, is one of the most important conferences of Global Health.

Every two years the GHF brings together Swiss and international participants from all sectors.

The overall goal of the Geneva Health Forum is to promote innovative practices that improve care access, especially in resource-poor settings.

To achieve this goal, the Geneva Health Forum aims to:

Roadmap to a Smokefree 2030

In July 2019, the UK Government set out its ambition for England to be smokefree by 2030. Government guidelines say the next steps should have been announced by 6th January 2020, but it has yet to do so. Several key charities, including ASH, British Heart Foundation, Cancer Research UK, Royal College of Physicians, the British Medical Association, the British Lung Foundation, and the Royal Society for Public Health, has called on the UK government to