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Hertfordshire Public Health Festival of Evidence

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Between 20–24 May, colleagues and stakeholders from the Hertfordshire health and care system participated in a series of events at our second annual festival.

The events included free online training videos, case studies, masterclasses, and pop-up information sessions. The focus was on using public health evidence and data in Hertfordshire to improve and embed evidence-based decision-making.

We'll be adding new case studies, presentations, and video tutorials to this website and our Herts Health Evidence YouTube.

Contact us for more information, or to give us your feedback on this year's events complete a quick survey.

Festival of Evidence Resources

Find below slides and recordings from events in the Festival of Evidence 2023, as well as other related resources and suggestions for further reading.

Refresh your thinking on how you can find, collect and use health and wellbeing data and evidence to improve services in Hertfordshire.

Evaluation essentials

Find our Evaluation toolbox, a range of useful resources and our Evaluation Reports here: Evaluation (

Contact our Research and Evaluation Team:

Slides and recordings from events in the Festival of Evidence May 2023:

Evaluation in practice

Hertfordshire Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA)

Hertfordshire's Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) looks at the specific health and social care needs of our local population and points out areas of inequality. It helps public bodies decide what type of local services to commission.

The JSNA contains a variety of needs assessments, each looking at a different issue. They are regularly updated to reflect the changing needs of the population.

Hertfordshire Joint Strategic Needs Assessment

Contact our Joint Strategic Needs Assessment Team:

Slides and recordings from events in the Festival of Evidence May 2023

Posters about the JSNA

Hertfordshire data and trends

The Public Health Evidence & Intelligence team has access to datasets covering the health and wellbeing of Hertfordshire residents. The team also use a wide range of data sourced from other departments within Hertfordshire County Council as well as other agencies, such as the NHS and Public Health England.

Find out more About our data (

Search for resources by different geographies, document types and topic themes Data tools & reports (

Have a data request? Make an enquiry and we’ll get back to you Make an enquiry (


Tutorial videos

Key Sport & Physical Activity Trends in Hertfordshire

(Presented by Herts Sports and Physical Activity Partnership and PressRed)

Further resources and insight are available from the Herts Sports and Physical Activity Partnership at Evaluation and Insight - Herts Sports Partnership (

There are also Physical Activity resources in the Joint Strategic Needs Assessment at JSNA documents ( Topics include Barriers and Enablers to Physical Activity in Older Adults, and Physical Activity and Covid

Public Health Masterclasses

Hertfordshire Public Health Masterclasses are presented by Hertfordshire Public Health Connect, a partnership between the University of Hertfordshire and Hertfordshire County Council Public Health Department.

Hertfordshire Public Health Connect aims to bring together information about excellent public health research, practice and education for all professionals and students involved in Public Health in Hertfordshire and the East of England. 

Herts Public Health Connect – Herts Public Health Connect (

Public Health Masterclass: Healthy Ageing

Improving the health and lives of older people, including those living with dementia is a now global public health priority.

We’d love to hear your feedback if you attended the masterclass, please complete the short survey


Further information about Healthy Ageing from partner organisations:

Public Health Masterclass: Barriers faced by the Gypsy, Roma & Traveller communities in Herts & the UK (presented by Hertfordshire Public Health Connect)

Overview of the challenges and barriers faced by the Gypsy, Roma & Traveller communities in Hertfordshire & the UK.

We’d love to hear your feedback if you attended the masterclass. Please complete the short survey


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