Public Health England commissioned Leeds Beckett University to develop a guide and supporting resources to enable any Local Authority in England (and the wider UK) to implement a whole systems approach to tackling obesity within their local area. The guide, published in July 2019, describes a “how to” process, which can enable local authorities, and their partners, to start creating their own local whole systems approaches to tackling obesity and promoting a healthy weight. Policy makers and practitioners were involved in the co-development of the guide and accompanying resources. Although developed with a focus on obesity, the approach is applicable and transferable to any complex public health challenge.
The guide, accompanying resources and learning report can be downloaded below.