Welcome to the Falkland Islands Public Health Unit
The Public Health Unit was established in July 2019 as a dedicated resource focused upon prevention, following the publication and adoption of the Public Health Strategy 2019 – 2021 by ExCo in May 2019. Initially established with the Policy Directorate the Unit was transferred into the Department of Health and Social Services in July 2023. While we have made good progress there is always a lot of work to be done to firmly embed prevention.
So, if you are wondering what we do here is a quick overview and please click though our pages for resources and research and to find out how we can support you.
- We engage in research to support the development of a robust evidence base around population health.
- We develop and deliver evidence-based initiatives to improve the wellbeing of the Falkland Islands community in collaboration across government and in collaboration with private and community sector partners.
- We design and deliver awareness campaigns in the media and with events.
- We seek to gather data to provide for a broad view of what impacts population health.
- We advocate for a Health in All Policies approach across Government to ensure that the wider determinants of health (social, environmental (built and natural), economic) are considered.
The Islands Plan 2022- 2026 commitment aims to develop an overall joint strategy for health and social services and it is within this context that the review of the initial Public Health Strategy 2019 – 2021 will be undertaken.