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Determinants Health In All Policies Public Health

Adverse Childhood Experiences – what does a whole town approach look liked

If you do nothing else watch this 10 minute video. It eruditely describes what ACEs are, why they are important, Adversity in Childhood (ACE) is not uncommon, in fact it is common. Studies from a number of places over the years, in many different parts of the world, are consistently highlighting that the prevalence of […]

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Determinants Health In All Policies Inequality

guide to medical conditions that are most sensitive to social determinants of health

Is there a straightforward guide to medical conditions that are most sensitive to social determinants of health Was asked this q a few months ago, did a quick tweet by answer. With promise to follow up Thanks to @mellojonny who prompted the q. He then gave me a list of eg of how we medicalise […]

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Housing & health. Starter kit

I still know relatively little about the housing sector. I do know it’s a huge area for health improvement and increasing efficiency in the health and social care sector. This blog builds on earlier one and sets out a few thoughts. I’d welcome input of those who know what they’re doing in this space to […]

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Determinants Health and Social Care Health In All Policies population health Uncategorized

The flat of the curve. Do you want more health, or health care.

Spoiler alert – If you want more health spend less on heath care and more on upstream interventions. Controversial, and I’d expect grief for this one. I once wondered whether the proportion of health outcomes that are attributable to care mattered. I once thought it didn’t. I thought about it and concluded it did. Here’s […]

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Health in All policies, why it matters to local government

I’ve written a little bit on Health In all Policies. A Previous blog on my 2017 DPH report explored the drivers of the population health problem and why it matters. Many, including me, drone on about health in all policies. Executing the rhetoric is hard. The key issue as it I see it is that […]

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Determinants Health In All Policies Prevention

Planning and healthy cities. Volume 2

Caveat I cant speak the language of planning. Nor to I have anything like anything other than a rudimentary understanding of the systems or the law in this space. Here are some cliff notes on why planning is so very important for our health. “Health” people (aka NHS or indeed public health professionals aren’t the […]

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The Coca Cola bus and other commercial sponsorship

Sorry to be a killjoy and at the same time restate the blindingly obvious, too much sugar  is not a good thing. There’s a great deal of concern about the impact of marketing of some types of foods  on the attitudes, awareness and behaviour of our kids. Spend a bit of time watching the adverts […]

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Cities, urban design, sustainability, health: some reflections on Health City Design International 2017

Guest blog by @peterroderick15 Cities, urban design, sustainability, health: some reflections on Health City Design International 2017 Infographic – The Art of City Making. ©Peter Roderick 2016 The following blog is a rather rambling reflection on some of the current thinking on cities and health, occasioned by a really fascinating conference at the RCP in […]

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Accountable Care Determinants Health and Social Care Health In All Policies Social Value

Public sector anchor institutions and inclusive economic growth

Ted Howard from the Democracy Collaborative was in town last week He was the star turn in a workshop exploring the art of the possible on the subject of public organisations as economic anchors, the context of inclusive growth. He imparted a lot of wisdom in a short space of time, and left us with […]

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Determinants Health In All Policies Inequality

Gambling as a public health issue

guest post by Magda in my team Short summary – below Links to more comprehensive document set at bottom Problem Gambling in Sheffield Why is this an issue? Problem gambling (gambling behaviour that is frequent, repeated, dominates lives and disrupts personal, family, or vocational pursuits) is a relatively low prevalence and stable problem in the […]