Introduction A strategy to develop the capacity, impact and profile of allied health professionals (AHPs) in public health was published in December 2015. It was produced by Public Health England (PHE) and the Allied Health Professions Federation (AHPF) representing the AHP professional bodies1. The strategy set out a vision for the role of AHPs in public health including strategic goals and plans to measure success. The strategy was intended to help AHPs, their professional bodies and partner organisations, to further develop their leadership in public health, share best practice and embed preventative healthcare into roles and services. The vision was for AHPs to be recognised as an integral part of the public health workforce, with responsibility for designing and delivering improvements to health and well-being and reducing health inequalities.
Strategic goals agreed in the strategy were: 1. The future AHP workforce will be fully equipped with the skills, knowledge and attributes to promote the health and wellbeing of individuals, communities and populations. 2. AHPs will be able to demonstrate their impact on population level outcomes through robust evaluation and research methods. 3. AHPs will be a go-to public health provider of choice. 4. The excellent relationships that exist between AHPs and strategic public health leaders at local, regional, national and international levels will be fully utilised. 5. Effective leadership at every level will support AHPs to be an integral part of the public health workforce. This report describes the actions and impact across the five goals of the strategy.
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