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why “health” matters to “the economy”. An economy with well being at the heart (1)

1              Lines of argument Health / wealth = Two way relationship Economic prosperity AND health & well being are BOTH mission critical for the city. This section sets out why The economy is everything, everything is connected. The economy is not just about the activities of private sector business. Investments in both public sector, voluntary […]

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Prevention Public Health

Prevention Green Paper. A response

I wasn’t going to blog this, but have been persuaded to.   thoughts by way of response to the consolation document on “Prevention” brief note format   A lot that is good, some amendments in tone and focus could make it even better   For me 5 key messages Disproportionate coverage to individual solutions   […]

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The prevention green paper, five out of ten

Thoughts. What others said The Kings Fund press release is unflattering. The blog that followed highlighted the difference between rhetoric and reality. The ADPH response was in a similar space, commenting on some positive aspects but overall it falls short in crucial areas. The LGA highlighted the paper containing some ambitious and interesting ideas, but […]

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Public Health

A system approach to

We are going to take a whole system approach to xxxx Some thoughts on this based on observations This is the fourth of a series. Blog 1 – brief notes Blog 2 – responses to complex problems blog 3 – influencing SYSTEMS Starting out • Have you set out a mission and vision. • We […]

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Public Health

The Sheffield approach to tobacco

A few weeks ago someone said to me ….. but there’s nothing happening around smoking. patently untrue, but that person wasn’t directly involved and didn’t have insight into what, for them ,was a black box. Many will have seen the recent ONS Smoking prevalence data, and updated tobacco control profiles. There seems a striking reduction […]

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The NZ living standards framework and well being budget

Note of seminar from Dr Tony Burton on putting the NZ well being budget into practice . The Living Standards Framework (LSF) has been developed by the New Zealand Treasury to consider the collective impact of policies on intergenerational wellbeing. This presentation will give an overview of the Treasury’s approach to understanding and measuring living […]

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Public Health Smoking

Should we ban vaping like San Francisco

I’ve been asked this question 4 times over the last few weeks since the proposed ban in San Francisco broke. My answer is No, in short. This blog explains Here is my reasoning, in 4 parts. Regulatory framework vaping commencement in children Long term effects Commencement in children Striking the right balance . . 1). […]

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Determinants Public Health

the problem with ACEs. A critique of the critique

  People being critical of the ACE framework seems increasingly common. The criticism comes from several perspectives, often well founded. Andy Turner offered a rapid canter through the criticisms in this thread. All valid points. I’m also aware of a prominent criticism from Prof White and others. See here for one of the papers. Again, […]

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Prevention Public Health

Implementing well being into all policies. Hopes for the prevention green paper

I was recently asked whether govts are doing enough on wellbeing and wellness, and my hopes for the prevention green paper. I’ve blogged in this space before. Ten short points illustrating my hopes 1 Focus on PLACES. Not silo responses by institution, or service by service. 2 avoid a response rooted individual behaviour change (often […]

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Building well being into cross govt policy. The Welsh approach

This is part 3 of a short series. Part 1 covered general notes Part 2 covers building well being into budgeting. Introduction the Welsh Government have legislated through the Well Being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015 which places duties on a number of public bodies to set and publish objectives; to make reasonable steps […]