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General Public Health and Health Promotion

Ottawa Charter for Health Promotion: An International Conference on Health Promotion

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Health Promotion Glossary, 1998 Version

The WHO Health Promotion Glossary was written to facilitate understanding, communication and cooperation among those engaged in health promotion at the local, regional, national and global levels.

WHO Health Promotion Glossary: new terms

In the following update, published in Health Promotion International, 10 new terms are presented.

Source: who.int
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World Health Organization | Health promotion

Health promotion is the process of enabling people to increase control over, and to improve, their health. It moves beyond a focus on individual behaviour towards a wide range of social and environmental interventions.

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National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) Guidance

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) provides national guidance and advice to improve health and social care.

Our guidance can be used by the NHS, local authorities, employers, voluntary groups and anyone else involved in delivering care or promoting wellbeing.

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Public Health England

Our mission is to protect and improve the nation’s health and to address inequalities.

PHE is an executive agency of the Department of Health

We are responsible for:

  • making the public healthier by encouraging discussions, advising government and supporting action by local government, the NHS and other people and organisations
  • supporting the public so they can protect and improve their own health
  • protecting the nation’s health through the national health protection service, and preparing for public health emergencies
  • sharing our information and expertise with local authorities, industry and the NHS, to help them make improvements in the public’s health
  • researching, collecting and analysing data to improve our understanding of health and come up with answers to public health problems
  • reporting on improvements in the public’s health so everyone can understand the challenge and the next steps
  • helping local authorities and the NHS to develop the public health system and its specialist workforce
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The new public health system: summary

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Public Health in Local Government

This set of information provides details on the roles and responsibilities of local authorities in the new public health system, including local authority public health functions, the role of the Director of Public Health and commissioning responsibilities.

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Public Health England’s Operating Model

This set of information provides details on the design of Public Health England, which from its establishment in April 2013 will be the authoritative national voice and expert service provider for public health.

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Healthy Lives, Healthy People: Update and way forward

The White Paper Healthy Lives, Healthy People: Our strategy for public health in England set out a bold vision for a reformed public health system in England. This policy statement sets out the progress we have made in developing that vision and identifies those issues where further development is needed, and a timeline for this work.

Our Health and Well-Being Today

This document accompanies the Public Health White Paper, Healthy Lives, Healthy People, and is a review of the evidence on the health and wellbeing of people in England today. It has informed the Government’s new approach and the proposed outcomes framework for public health.

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Health Development Agency Publications

The Health Development Agency was a special health authority established in 2000 to develop the evidence base to improve health and reduce health inequalities. It worked in partnership with professionals and practitioners across a range of sectors to translate that evidence into practice.

As a result of the Department of Health's 2004 review of its "arms length bodies", the functions of the HDA were transferred to NICE on 1 April 2005.

Many Health Development Agency (HDA) publications are available in PDF format below. These publications were either:

  • produced by the HDA, or
  • commissioned by them, but published after its functions were transferred to NICE.

While these publications help support evidence-based decision making by public health practitioners, they do not represent NICE guidance.

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Welsh Government | Health Improvement

The Welsh Government works to improve health and reduce inequalities in health. This includes giving everyone equal access to health facilities and services.

Our approach is to promote positive health throughout life - from healthy children to healthy ageing.

We do this by encouraging lifestyle changes that will improve health, and by supporting your community to change a range of factors affecting health in the environment, the workplace, and local government.

This area also covers how food, physical activity, or smoking can affect your health.

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Public Health Wales

Public Health Wales provides professionally independent public health advice and services to protect and improve the health and wellbeing of the population of Wales.

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Welcome to Scotland's health improvement agency

We are Scotland’s national agency for reducing health inequalities and improving health.

Our work focuses on:

  • Linking together experts from across Scotland to tackle the biggest issues in achieving the right to good health
  • Compiling world class evidence and research to further Scotland’s understanding of health inequalities
  • Influencing policy makers at all levels to design targeted interventions to help build a fairer healthier Scotland
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HSC Public Health Agency

The Public Health Agency (PHA) was established in April 2009 as part of the reforms to Health and Social Care (HSC) in Northern Ireland. We are the major regional organisation for health protection and health and social wellbeing improvement.

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Public Health Observatories

There are 12 Public Health Observatories (PHOs) working across the five nations of England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. We produce information, data and intelligence on people's health and health care for practitioners, policy makers and the wider community. Our expertise lies in turning information and data into meaningful health intelligence.

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UK Faculty of Public Health
Public Health Themes

To make it easier to find topic-specific information and resources, we have created our themed pages. These provide links to:

  • Faculty publications
  • Information on relevant Faculty committees and working groups
  • Additional online resources
  • Relevant consultations
  • Latest Faculty news around the theme

We hope you will find these useful, and we are working to increase the number of themed pages in the future.

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Shaping the Future of Health Promotion

Shaping the Future of Health Promotion was established in 2006. It is a UK-wide collaboration hosted and led by the Royal Society for Public Health, with the Faculty of Public Health, UK Public Health Register and Institute of Health Promotion and Education, and is partly funded by the UK Departments of Health. Its aims are to:

  • Advocate for the importance of specialised health promotion within public health
  • Support the specialised health promotion workforce
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Public Health Europe - European Commission - EU

In its relations with EU and non EU countries and international organisations in the field of public health, the EU aims to:

  • foster good health in the EU and beyond
  • address health imbalances between countries and regions within the EU
  • raise awareness of global health issues, as part of its global public health policy
  • promote high quality public health principles, standards and legislation.
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Commissioning and Behaviour Change
Kicking Bad Habits final report

Unhealthy behaviours – smoking, alcohol misuse, poor diet, lack of exercise – lead to ill health, with resulting costs to individuals, to the NHS and to society as a whole.

PCTs are expected to commission support to help people change their behaviour to adopt healthier lifestyles – but what should that support be?

The Kicking Bad Habits programme was launched to identify effective interventions. Drawing on a series of working papers and seminars, this report assesses existing and innovative methods the health service can use to persuade people to adopt healthier lifestyles, including providing information, personal support and financial and other incentives.

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Using Information to Promote Healthy Behaviours

This paper, Using Information to Promote Healthy Behaviours, considers what theory can tell us about the role of information in behaviour change programmes that target diet, smoking, drinking, drug use and safe sex behaviours, and reviews selected evidence of interventions working in practice.

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Motivation and confidence: What does it take to change behaviour?

The paper considers the influence of an individual’s motivation and confidence in modifying their health behaviours and summarises the evidence of effectiveness from reviews of behavioural interventions. The paper focuses on interventions that are designed to promote people’s motivation and confidence to quit smoking, to become more physically active and to eat a healthier diet.

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'Fair Society Healthy Lives' (The Marmot Review)

In November 2008, Professor Sir Michael Marmot was asked by the then Secretary of State for Health to chair an independent review to propose the most effective evidence-based strategies for reducing health inequalities in England from 2010.

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Shaping the Future of Health Promotion: Priorities for Action
International Union for Health Promotion and Education & Canadian Consortium for Health Promotion Research

This Statement is intended for all those working to promote health, setting out recommendations for strengthening health promotion.

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The Evidence of Health Promotion Effectiveness: Shaping Public Health in a New Europe
A Report by The International Union for Health Promotion & Education for the European Commission DGV

This two-part report is the product of 12 months research and study of the effectiveness of what has become known as ‘health promotion’.

The Evidence of Health Promotion Effectiveness: Shaping Public Health in a New Europe

Part Two of the report presents in detail the Evidence. It is designed for public policy advisers who wish to study in greater depth either the general issues or certain specific topics.

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Chartered Institute of Environmental Health Public Health White Paper documents

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Population Screening Programmes

The UK National Screening Committee (UK NSC) advises ministers and the NHS in the 4 UK countries about all aspects of population screening and supports implementation of screening programmes

NHS abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) programme
NHS diabetic eye screening (DES) programme
NHS fetal anomaly screening programme (FASP)
NHS infectious diseases in pregnancy screening (IDPS) programme
NHS newborn and infant physical examination (NIPE) screening programme
NHS newborn blood spot (NBS) screening programme
NHS newborn hearing screening programme (NHSP)
NHS sickle cell and thalassaemia (SCT) screening programme
Screening and quality assurance (all programmes)

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Professional Standards for Public Health Practice for Pharmacy
For pharmacists and pharmacy teams working in England and Wales

The Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) is delighted to publish Professional Standards for Public Health Practice for Pharmacy. These standards provide a framework to support pharmacists and their teams to improve public health services, and shape future services and pharmacy roles to deliver quality patient care and improve health outcomes.

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Declaration: Pharmacist Improving People's Health (2008)

The Tallinn Charter adapted to pharmacy

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Helsinki Declaration (2003)

pharmacists and public health

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NHS Community Pharmacy Contractual Framework
Essential Service – Promotion of healthy lifestyles (Public Health)

Pharmacists and their staff will give opportunistic advice, as appropriate, on specified healthy living/public health topics to people presenting prescriptions with diabetes, those at risk of coronary heart disease, especially patients with high blood pressure, those who smoke and those who are overweight.

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Public Health
a practical guide for community pharmacists

This guide explains the broader concept of public health in more detail and outlines the potential contribution that community pharmacists can make to this agenda. It also describes what steps community pharmacists can take to increase their involvement and contribution to public health at a local level in collaboration with other public health colleagues.

Source: psnc.org.uk
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Pharmacy Public Health Improvement

Welcome to the Pharmacy Public Health website. This website is specifically aimed at community pharmacists and their staff who work in the NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde area but will be helpful to all who are active in public health improvement and health protection. It provides information on health improvement and health protection topics which relate to community pharmacy practice and today's public health agendas, giving detailed advice and contacts useful in delivering these agendas.

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Pharmaceutical public health

Pharmaceutical public health relates to the day-to-day activities of pharmacists in dealing with a larger group of people (e.g. local area) than opposed to specifically dealing with one individual. Community pharmacy will help to do this by giving out advice and expertise on medicines and signposting particular health messages to the larger public audience.

Find out more information about ‘pharmaceutical public health’ and learn more about the role of pharmacists in pharmaceutical public health, pharmaceutical needs assessments and how important it is plus lots more by using the eLearning materials section and/or the other useful links and resources available on this left-hand side menu.

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Community Pharmacy – local government's new public health role
published by Local Government Association

The LGA has published a public health resource sheet on the contribution of community pharmacy to local public health services. It includes information on local government statutory responsibilities for community pharmacy and several case studies that illustrate the potential of community pharmacy as a key public health resource.

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Health on the high street: rethinking the role of community pharmacy

The NHS has historically undervalued the role that community pharmacy can play in improving and maintaining the public’s health. This paper discusses how best public health services might be commissioned from community pharmacy within the new system architecture.

This paper outlines the recommendations of a task group of the Pharmacy and Public Health Forum.

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NHS Health Check

The NHS Health Check programme aims to help prevent heart disease, stroke, diabetes and kidney disease. Everyone between the ages of 40 and 74, who has not already been diagnosed with one of these conditions, will be invited (once every five years) to have a check to assess their risk of heart disease, stroke, kidney disease and diabetes and will be given support and advice to help them reduce or manage that risk.

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Improving Communication Between Community Pharmacy and General Practice

A joint initiative from the General Practitioners Committee of the British Medical Association and the National Pharmacy Association

The General Practitioners Committee of the British Medical Association and the National Pharmacy Association have produced this workbook to help GPs and community pharmacists manage their day-to-day interactions in such a way as to maximize efficiency and ensure a safe and effective service to patients.

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Lifestyle

The resources which are available for this therapeutic topic can be accessed via the menu on the left-hand side of the page. The e-learning home page suggests ways in which you may like to use the wide variety of e-learning materials.

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HealthKnowledge

This online learning resource is for anyone working in health, social care and well-being across the NHS, local authorities, the voluntary, and the private sector. The resource allows you to access a broad range of learning materials for personal use or for teaching purposes in order to help everyone expand their public health knowledge.

Source: healthknowledge.org.uk
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Keep Well

A Keep Well health check is free, and typically takes 30-40 minutes. It’s for eligible 40 to 64 year olds at participating GP practices in Scotland.

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Health Challenge Wales

Welcome to the Health Challenge Wales website, brought to you by Public Health Wales. We have lots of simple advice for you to improve your health and well being.

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Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency Guidance Note
Disease Awareness Campaigns Guidelines

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Health Profiles
Local Health

Local Health has been developed as part of the Health Profiles programme, which is produced by Public Health England. It provides quality assured health information presented clearly for users within the health service, local government and the public.

Local Health gives you access to interactive maps and reports at a small area level (Middle Super Output Area level) and at local authority level.

Source: localhealth.org.uk
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Office for National Statistics
Browse By Theme > Health and Social Care

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) is the UK’s largest independent producer of official statistics and is the recognised national statistical institute for the UK.

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Health Events Calendar 2013

Calendar detailing health events throughout 2013.

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The myhealthapps directory 2015-2016

Featuring health apps that focus on care in the community, disability, health, and wellness – a review by patient groups and empowered consumers

Finding a trustworthy and reliable health or wellbeing app fitting the user’s specific needs can prove difficult amongst the plethora of apps available online.

By providing transparent information on selected apps, recommended by consumer/ patient or other groups, this edition of The myhealthapps directory gives guidance to potential users to help them make informed choices. Transparency of information is indeed essential to build users’ trust.

Source: patient-view.com
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Health Protection Scotland

Health Protection Scotland (HPS) was established by the Scottish Government in 2005 to strengthen and co-ordinate health protection in Scotland.

We plan and deliver effective and specialist national services which co-ordinate, strengthen and support activities aimed at protecting all the people of Scotland from infectious and environmental hazards.

We do this by providing advice, support and information to health professionals, national and local government, the general public and a number of other bodies that play a part in protecting health.

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