The Basics

What?

The Public Health Collaboration is a charity dedicated to informing and implementing healthy decisions for better public health.

Why?

In the UK 25% of adults are obese, the highest prevalence in Europe, and type 2 diabetes has risen by 65% in the past 10 years with no sign of slowing down, both cost the NHS £16 billion a year.

How?

We publish evidence-based reports on the most pressing public health issues alongside coordinated campaigns and implementing initiatives for improving public health.

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The Background

My name is Samuel Feltham and I'm the director of the PHC. Some of you may know me from my fitness boot camp business, which I've been running for the past 5 years. I closed that business down in March 2016 to fully focus on running the Public Health Collaboration. This may seem like a dramatic and drastic action to take, but desperate times call for desperate measures. In the past few years of being in the health and fitness industry I've noticed an increasing number of doctors coming out of the wood work to support real food and smart exercise to treat and prevent diseases and conditions, instead of just prescribing drugs and pushing fake food. Several months ago I started having conversations with many of our founding members below about how we can start creating real change in the UK for improving the health of our nation, which is getting worse year upon year despite all of our best efforts. The one thing that we kept going back to was to collaborate our efforts into one singular organisation to inform the public and empower the medical community on the science and solutions of health. Over a melting pot of ideas we founded the Public Health Collaboration, or the PHC for short. Without further ado I'd like to introduce you to the founding members and advisory board of the PHC...