For a third consecutive year, RSPH and ITN Productions are producing a news and current affairs-style programme bringing to life the continuing efforts of a range of partners to improve and protect the public’s health.

Different issues and events impact on the public’s health throughout our lives, from the early years to later life. There is a continuing need to both address the social determinants of health at every stage, and educate people of all ages on issues ranging from the impact of social media on teenagers, to the importance of a health-promoting workplace.

The Public’s Health Across The Life Course will explore how health professionals, local and national government, the voluntary and community sector and communities themselves are working vigorously to achieve a healthier nation.

Drawing upon ITN’s 60 year heritage and expertise in storytelling, the news-style piece will be anchored by Natasha Kaplinsky to combine key interviews and reports with sponsored editorial profiles from leading organisations. It follows on from our films Improve and Protect in 2015 and Championing the Public's Health in 2016.

The Public’s Health Across The Life Course will launch at the RSPH Awards 2017 on 19 October at East Wintergarden in London. The programme will form part of an extensive communications campaign featuring RSPH members, industry partners, government partners, as well as relevant journalists, writers and bloggers.

Shirley Cramer, Chief Executive, Royal Society for Public Health, said: "RSPH’s collaboration with ITN Productions continues to provide an invaluable showcase for excellence and innovation going on to improve and protect the public’s health across the UK, so we are delighted to be continuing this partnership for another year. This year’s film in particular will provide us with an opportunity to examine what can be done to support health at every stage of the life course, from the early years to later life."

Simon Shelley, Head of Industry News, ITN Productions, said: "ITN Productions is delighted to continue its work with RSPH, to examine the way in which we can educate and empower individuals of all ages to take control of their health and explore the impact lifestyle challenges have on people’s lives.

"We’re seeking to stimulate a wider debate on public health, something that touches every aspect of our lives, and we’re excited to consider the role the wider public health workforce and wider community can play. We hope that organisations, professionals and the public will engage with the content as a means of sharing knowledge and raising awareness of issues and solutions."

For more information or to participate in the programme, please contact Simon Shelley, Head of Industry News at ITN Productions, on 020 7430 4810 or email.