AHPs contribute positively to the public's health

Two new publications demonstrate the contribution that allied health professionals (AHPs) make to the health of the nation.

On 8 December, the Allied Health Professions Federation and Public Health England (PHE) published A Strategy to develop the capacity, impact and profile of allied health professionals (AHPs) in public health 2015-2018. On the same day, PHE also published a report describing good practice examples of interventions delivered by AHPs that help to improve the public’s health. 

Both publications are designed to encourage further discussion about the increased contribution of AHPs to public health. 

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Could a career as an allied health professional be for you? As the third largest group of clinical professionals in health and social care, AHPs can make a real difference to the health of the public. More details about all 12 AHP professions are available in our Explore roles section. The professions are:

Just a few examples from the report of how AHPs contribute to people’s health and wellbeing include:

Many more examples are described in the above report and strategy.

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