New Office for Health Promotion to drive improvement of nation’s health
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The new Office for Health Promotion will lead national efforts to improve and level up the health of the nation by tackling obesity, improving mental health and promoting physical activity.
The Office will recruit an expert lead who will report jointly into the Health Secretary and the Chief Medical Officer, Chris Whitty. The Office’s remit will be to systematically tackle the top preventable risk factors causing death and ill health in the UK, by designing, implementing and tracking delivery policy across government. It will bring together a range of skills to lead a new era of public health polices, leveraging modern digital tools, data and delivery experts.
The Office for Health Promotion will be established by the autumn.
Beat the Street physical activity game is coming to Sheffield
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The Beat the Street game is set to launch in Sheffield and will take place from Wednesday 16 June to Wednesday 28 July.
Beat the Street is a free, interactive challenge that encourages people of all ages to incorporate physical activity into their daily lives by turning the city into a six-week game. The game is outdoors, completely contactless and players take part in their family groups or support bubbles, so has been approved by Public Health England as COVID safe.
Participants are encouraged to walk, cycle, run, wheel or scoot as far as possible within the local area, with prizes of sports or book vouchers for the teams that clock up the highest number of miles. Sheffield follows South Yorkshire neighbours Barnsley and Rotherham in taking part in Beat the Street this year.
How do we get Yorkshire and Humber active?
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There is just over a week to submit evidence to Policy Yorkshire on how to support people to become more active and access sport across the region as part of its recovery from the pandemic.
Policy Yorkshire is the think tank for the Yorkshire and Humber region and the Physical Activity Policy Group is particularly interested in what actions around sport and physical activity are needed to help the region recover from the COVID pandemic and also contribute to the Government’s ambition of levelling up the country.
Submissions can be made up to 5pm on Friday 16 April at policyyorkshire.org
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