Shaping Public hEalth poliCies To Reduce ineqUalities and harM (SPECTRUM) is a multi-university, multi-agency research consortium focusing on the commercial determinants of health and health inequalities. We are funded by the UK Prevention Research Partnership. SPECTRUM will generate new evidence to inform the prevention of NCDs caused by unhealthy commodities focusing initially on tobacco and alcohol but extending work to unhealthy food and drinks. SPECTRUM research aims to transform policy and practice to encourage and enable healthy environments and behaviours.
Shaping Public hEalth poliCies To Reduce ineqUalities and harM (SPECTRUM)
SPECTRUM is generating new evidence to inform the prevention of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) caused by unhealthy commodities, including tobacco, alcohol and unhealthy food and drink.
Commercial determinants of health
The consumption of tobacco, alcohol and foods high in fat, salt and sugar are causes of non-communicable diseases and drivers of health inequalities around the world. Our consumption of these harmful products is heavily influenced by the powerful companies that make them.
SPECTRUM is helping to identify and evaluate potential policies to prevent and reduce harm from unhealthy products.
- New Web Map Provides Insights into Alcohol and Tobacco Availability
- SPECTRUM Director elected as Academy of Medical Sciences Fellow
- Meagre spending on tobacco control is costing the economy billions
- Bold action required to prioritise health over profit - new Lancet series
- Tobacco tax rises welcomed by ASH and SPECTRUM but concerns raised
- Exploring Scotland’s Alcohol and Tobacco Landscape: unveiling new CRESHMap interactive tool
- Capturing the consultation process: industry tactics and arguments
- Towards meaningful impact: bridging research with policy
- The Kellogg's judicial review: food for thought on the role of litigation in public health?
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