We work with a range of stakeholders across public health including accredited bodies, government bodies and charities.

Media partner

ITN Productions

How do we support the public to adopt healthier lifestyles in the UK? And how do we ensure our practices and programmes are made accessible to them? 

'Improve and Protect' is an in-depth programme RSPH has developed with ITN Productions exploring some of the nation’s major public health challenges and initiatives taken in the sector with the aim of heightening awareness among policy makers, politicians and the wider public. 

Introduced by Natasha Kaplinsky, the news-style piece combines key figures and reports with editorial profiles of some of the leading organisations aiming to improve the public’s health.

Campaigning groups and alliances which we are proud to be
a member of

Alcohol Health Alliance

alcohol health alliance RSPH is part of a coalition of over forty organisations, including medical colleges, charities and alcohol campaigners, seeking to increase awareness of alcohol-related harm, promote evidence-based policies and crucially, influence decision makers at all levels to achieve real change in this important health issue.

Food for Life

A network of schools and communities across England committed to transforming food culture. Together we are revolutionising schools meals, reconnecting young people with farms and inspiring families and communities to cook and grow food.

The Partnership brings together the expertise and enthusiasm of five food focused charities – the Soil Association, Focus on Food, Health Education Trust, Garden Organic and RSPH.

HPV action

RSPH continues to support calls for the HPV vaccination to be extended to males, and as part of this we published a widely received policy paper which can be accessed here.

Obesity Stakeholder Group

RSPH has joined forces with 16 other leading health charities and medical organisations to make policy recommendations to tackle one of the most pressing public health problems facing the UK – the growing obesity epidemic.

Smoke-free action coalition

As part of this coalition, RSPH joins a large number of organisations from across the health landscape in working to reduce smoking rates and tobacco-related harm, the primary cause of avoidable death and illness in the UK, by campaigning for the implementation of an effective tobacco control strategy.

Organisations we are working in partnership with

American Public Health Association (APHA)

APHA champions the health of all people and all communities. It strengthens the public health profession and speaks out for public health issues and policies backed by science. It is the only organization that influences federal policy, has a 140-plus year perspective and brings together members from all fields of public health.

Centre for Citizenship and Community (with UCLan and RSA)

Centre for Citizenship and Community logo The Centre for Citizenship and Community aims to provide excellent support for policy, research, learning and local practice in community engagement and social inclusion using a Connected Communities approach underpinned by co-production principles.

Data Collection and Reporting System (DCRS)

The DCRS provides a strong evidence base to demonstrate the success of those working in health promotion, including Health Trainers in targeting ‘hard to reach’ groups, supporting behaviour change and improving the mental wellbeing of clients. 

We are working with the DCRS on a series of reports charting the successes and some of the challenges for people working in health promotion.

Greater Manchester Fire Service

Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service is one of the largest Fire and Rescue Services outside of London with over 2,100 members of staff and 41 fire stations located across the 10 local authority boroughs. 

RSPH has been working with Greater Manchester Fire Service over the last year in providing development support on the design of the new Safe and Well Checks and the delivery of a health improvement training programme. Health Improvement sits at the heart of the new Safe and Well Checks and we have trained 20 frontline fire fighters in understanding health improvement and more bespoke training around substance misuse (drugs and alcohol).

Throughout the Safe and Well visit, our training has enabled the fire fighters to empower and motivate people to make positive changes to their heath, wellbeing and fire safety.  In addition, the Healthy Conversations training has provided broader opportunities for fire fighters to look beyond the fire risk, and reducing risks to health and wellbeing during the initial visit where appropriate and signposting and referring directly to other agencies. 

Three months on from the training delivery, Greater Manchester Fire Service is already seeing the benefit of the training and is now signposting and referring to a range of organisations and specialist services. It is great to be working with such a forward thinking organisation and we look forward to developing the relationship over the years to come.

John Snow Society

The John Snow Society aims to promote the life and works of Dr John Snow, the pioneer of epidemiological method and celebrated anaesthetist.

Local Government Association

The Local Government Association (LGA) and the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) have joined forces to deliver training that enables elected council members to champion health improvement in their communities.

The training incorporates the learning outcomes from the RSPH Level 2 Award in Understanding Health Improvement, which aims to establish a baseline understanding of prevention and health improvement issues and challenges.

The programme has been designed to develop elected members’ knowledge and understanding of national and local community health and wellbeing policies and priorities, to help them make more informed decisions when planning for their locality.

Public Health England

Public Health England (PHE) protect and improve the nation's health and wellbeing, and reduce health inequalities.

PHE is an executive agency, sponsored by the Department of Health.

Pharmacy and Public Health Forum

Pharmacy and Public Health Forum provides leadership for the development, implementation and evaluation of public health practice for pharmacy in the government’s drive to improve the public’s health.

Professional Standards Authority

We are working with the PSA which accredits registers of people working in health and care occupations that are not regulated by law. We will be exploring the extent to which the 63000 people working in this sector can be part of the wider public health workforce.

South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust (SLaM)

SLaM provides care and treatment for people with mental health problems. It also supports research into new and better treatments and works to promote good mental health and wellbeing.

RSPH, in partnership with SLaM, has produced an interactive board game for schools, ‘Truth, Dare or Share’. This has been designed by young people, for young people, and is a version of the DIY Happiness game - part of the Wheel of Wellbeing initiative. The game is an educational resource which supports happiness and wellbeing. RSPH has also accredited SLaM’s Mental Wellbeing Impact Assessment training programme. This provides an understanding of the factors which support mental wellbeing and the assessment process which ensures that policies and services have a positive impact on mental wellbeing.

RSPH is an evaluation partner in the “Minding Health” project led by SLaM and funded by Health Education South London. The project will develop, deliver and evaluate a training programme which increases knowledge about the factors which have a positive impact on wellbeing and the confidence to have a meaningful conversation with others about wellbeing to signpost them to appropriate activities, services and resources.

Well Communities

The Well Communities programme invests in local community-led projects by finding out from local people what they would like to be improved in their communities and developing programmes that reflect each community's particular health and wellbeing needs.

West Midlands Fire and Rescue Service

West Midlands Fire and Rescue Service is the first and only organisation that has been endorsed by Professor Sir Michael Marmot, Director of the Institute of Health Equity at University College London on its successful approach to tackling health inequalities. 

Fire and Rescue services are part of the wider public health workforce and are often described as “early adopters” of public health. Since 2014, RSPH has been working with West Midlands Fire and Rescue Service in a strategic partnership leading on organisational development through a consultancy approach and by  building capacity and capability in health improvement across there front line fire fighters and vulnerable people’s officers. 

There has been considerable success in a number of key areas including the development of a bespoke e- learning module for health improvement, commissioning readiness and outcomes mapping to public heath frameworks, a newly designed Safe and Well Check and a comprehensive training programme for vulnerable people’s officers. RSPH is working to embed health improvement as a core prevention and wellbeing function across the organisation, as part of the organisational development and growth model. Health is everybody’s business and WMFS is focussing excellence amongst the workforce, working with local people and partnerships to tackle the root “causes of the causes” with a focus on vulnerable residents and communities.

WMFS highlights its strategic commitment to prevention and wellbeing, recognising their key role in measurably reducing the number of house fires and fire-related deaths. They use their trusted brand to work across the whole community, delivering a wide range of programmes, from inspiring young people experiencing difficulties to engaging with frail elderly and disabled high-risk householders

RSPH is proud to share and support the brigade’s vision for the future - delivering positive and innovative solutions to health and wellbeing and in the reduction of fire risk in an efficient and cost-effective way.

Wigan Council

The borough of Wigan forms part of Greater Manchester and is home to about 320,000 people. The Health Improvement Team at Wigan Council believes that 'Health is Everyone's Business'.

To help spread this message across the Wigan Borough, Wigan Public Health team have been working with RSPH in developing a network of health champions across Wigan. Wigan has sought to spread the word about the importance of healthy lifestyles by training up champions from all walks of life – from fire crews and council workers to local sports clubs and members of the public.

2,300 individuals have taken the Level 2 Understanding Health Improvement qualification which is being used locally to develop awareness and understanding of health improvement and the key priority areas for public health. Health champions are now at the forefront of driving improvements, particularly in the areas of lifestyle and mental health.

Due to the success of the training delivered by RSPH, Wigan has now embedded Health Champions as part of the Council’s approach to improving the health of people. The programme is called Making Health Everyone’s Business and the RSPH Level 2 Award in Health Improvement is at its centre. Wigan Council has now also commissioned RSPH to develop Youth Health Champions as part of the “Making Health Everyone’s Business” strategy. 

The health champion’s programme has been proven to provide the best results and the best outcomes, and it’s seen as mainstream core business not just something the public health team do. The Youth Health Champions training will commence later this year and will add to the success of the current health champion movement.

World Federation of Public Health Associates (WFPHA)

WFPHA is an international, nongovernmental organization composed of multidisciplinary national public health associations. It is the only worldwide professional society representing and serving the broad field of public health. WFPHA’s mission is to promote and protect global public health.

Worshipful Company of Plumbers

The Worshipful Company of Plumbers is one of the older Livery Companies of the City of London serving the City and the craft of plumbing.

UK Health Forum

Our mission is to operate as a centre of expertise, working with and through our members to contribute to the prevention of the avoidable non-communicable diseases - coronary heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, obesity, cancer, respiratory diseases and vascular dementia.