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We undertake research and produce recommendations on a variety of public and population health issues. See what we are working on.
Our work on this issue has most recently focused on price, availability, marketing, public education and better funding for how alcohol is managed. Read about what we are doing.
The BMA has a longstanding interest in child health and the impact of social inequalities on health outcomes for children and young people - see our publications and policies.
You can play an important role in informing the public about taking action on climate change, and the health benefits of doing so.
We campaign for measures to reduce the levels of obesity, including action targeted at improving children's diets, and increasing active travel and physical activity levels. See more on what we are doing.
In our report Drugs of dependence, we seek to open and refocus the debate on drug treatment and drug policy through the eyes of the medical profession.
The cost of this inequality is substantial, both in years of life lost and costs to the economy. It is also a significant challenge to healthcare. See our work on health inequalities in the UK.
By 2040 nearly one in four people will be aged 65 or over. We seek to support the ability and opportunity for people to play an active role in society and shape their own lives as they grow older.
Read our review on how medical professionals can best support individuals affected by prescribed drugs associated with dependence and withdrawal.
See more on the key areas of work we have been involved in surrounding tobacco and public health plus our policies on each issue.