This course unravels the complex links between the economic, social and political factors that cause inequalities in the health of communities locally, nationally and globally. By understanding these causes, we can drive change by creating new policies and strategies to tackle problems such as obesity, poor mental health, and alcohol and drug misuse. During this course, you will learn how to assess the effectiveness of health interventions and learn core public health skills including surveillance and assessment of the population’s health, health protection, and leadership and collaborative working for health. You will learn how to use these core skills to inform and drive health policy and public health practice. The core skills have been identified by professional bodies such as the UK Faculty of Public Health Curriculum and the Public Health Skills and Knowledge Framework.