BLOG: An evidence-culture shock for public health in local government

An evidence-culture shock for public health in local government
Gemma Phillips suggests that a fresh and appreciative understanding of how local government has improved public health over the past 40 years would be a fruitful approach following reorganisation.

The shifting of public health responsibility back into English local government…

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BLOG: Are Local Authorities using their new responsibilities to shift the gravity of their spending towards preventive health?

Are Local Authorities using their new responsibilities to shift the gravity of their spending towards preventive health?
 Some public health professionals initially struggled to understand different decision-making mechanisms after councils took over public health. What help do public health commissioners need in making better spending decisions asks researcher, Dr…

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SEMINAR: ‘Politics, localism and epistemologies of practice: How will evidence-based public health fair in the world of local government?’

SPHR@L Seminar Series
NIHR School for Public Health Research @ LSHTM

‘Politics, localism and epistemologies of practice: How will evidence-based public health fair in the world of local government?’

Speaker: Gemma Phillips (University of Edinburgh/ University of Glasgow)

Seminar abstract – G Phillips

Seminar blog coming soon…

Date: Thursday, 16th…

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PUBLICATION: E-cigarretes – threat or opportunity?

The European Journal for Public Health has just published this collaborative editorial by Greg Hartwell (SPHR@L Affiliaite) and Anna Gilmore (University of Bath) illustrating the divisions in the public health community over e-cigarettes.

Read the full article here: E-cigarettes: threat or opportunity…

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PUBLICATION: Planning for public health – building the local

The Journal of the Town and Country Planning Association’s August issue features an article by SPHR@L’s own Matt Egan; a collaborative piece with Will Anderson, André Pinto and Lesley Mountford on some of the key issues relating to evidence that have emerged as planners and public health…

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SEMINAR: Shifting the Gravity of Spending?’ Exploring methods for supporting public health commissioners in priority-setting to improve population health and address health inequalities

SPHR@L Seminar Series
NIHR School for Public Health Research @ LSHTM

”Shifting the Gravity of Spending?’ Exploring methods for supporting public health commissioners in priority-setting to improve population health and address health inequalities’

Speaker: Silvia Scalabrini (Durham University)

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Seminar blog coming soon…

Date: Tuesday, 7th…

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NEWS: NIHR Public Health Research Programme appoints new director and chair

NIHR has announced that Professors Martin White and Frank Kee have been appointed as programme director and chair respectively of the NIHR Public Health Research (PHR) Programme. The appointments are made in succession to Professor Catherine Law, whose term of office is due to come to an end in 2014…

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BLOG: Modelling human behaviour and social interactions can help evaluations to explain the unexpected

Modelling human behaviour and social interactions can help evaluations to explain the unexpected
 Zaid Chalabi and Theo Lorenc discuss why simulations based on known human behaviour could help us to understand complex interventions like Glasgow’s urban regeneration programme.

When big sports stadiums are built, designers must ask an important…

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SEMINAR: Can Agent-Based Models Inform the Evaluation of Complex Natural Experiments?

SPHR@L Seminar Series
NIHR School for Public Health Research @ LSHTM

‘Can Agent-Based Models Inform the Evaluation of Complex Natural Experiments’

Speaker: Dr. Zaid Chalabi (LSHTM) Dr. Theo Lorenc (UCL)

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Date: Tuesday, 20th May 2014

Time: 12.45-14.00
Venue…

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NEWS: Public Health England March news bulletin

Public Health England March news bulletin
PHE Bulletin, Public Health England’s regular update, provides news and information on PHE and the public health landscape
for all those concerned with the public’s health. For more information see our website: www.gov.uk/phe…

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