All posts tagged policy

BLOG: Liberalising drinking hasn’t left much chance for thinking

Alcohol policy has, for too long, spurned evidence or evaluation. Scotland is showing England and Wales the way forward, prioritising monitoring and evaluation of new policies to help generate better evidence, argues David Humphreys

Government policies to control alcohol have, over the years, set public health researchers a series of…

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SEMINAR: Preventing harm with alcohol licensing: can we generate evidence from policy?

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

‘Preventing harm with alcohol licensing: can we generate evidence from policy?’

Speaker: David Humphreys (University of Oxford)

Seminar abstract – D Humphreys

Seminar blog coming soon…

Date: Wednesday, 11th March 2015

Time: 17.15-18.30 – reception to follow
Venue…

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BLOG: Evidence is most likely to influence public health if it fits the right problem at the right time for the right people

Evidence is most likely to influence public health if it fits the right problem at the right time for the right people
Vittal Katikireddi charts the multiple roles that evidence is playing in transforming minimum unit pricing of alcohol into a policy imperative.

 Discovering a proven solution doesn’t mean…

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NEWS: LGA ‘Need to know’ review – what local government needs to know about public health

[CITED FROM LGA website: http://tiny.cc/qf5acx]

The return of public health to local government has been widely welcomed. It affords an opportunity to provide leadership for health that was largely missing from the NHS between 1974 and April 2013.

The new arrangements could enable a more joined up…

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SEMINAR: Telling policy stories: an ethnographic study of the use of evidence in policy-making in the UK

SPHR@L Seminar Series

NIHR School for Public Health Research @ LSHTM

Telling policy stories: an ethnographic study of the use of evidence in policy-making in the UK
Speaker: Professor Alex Stevens (University of Kent)
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Tuesday, 19th November 2013
Time: 12.45…

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BLOG: Be wary of policy-makers bearing evidence

Be wary of policy-makers bearing evidence
The use of evidence in policy-making is subject to systematic bias, argues Professor Alex Stevens, who observed behind the scenes in a Whitehall government department

How do civil servants use evidence in their everyday work as they create policies? That’s what…

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PUBLICATION: Responsibility without legal authority? Tackling alcohol-related health harms through licensing and planning policy in local government

As part of the Evaluating Local Government Alcohol Policies project, the following output has been published:

Download it here: Responsibility without Authority – Journal of Public Health 2013

Or link through to it at the Journal of Public Health

Citation: Martineau F, Graff H, Mitchell C, Lock K. Responsibility without legal…

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PUBLICATION: Population-level interventions to reduce alcohol-related harm: An overview of systematic reviews

As part of the Evaluating Local Government Alcohol Policies project, the following output has been published:

Link through to it at Preventive Medicine

Citation: Martineau F, Tyner E, Lorenc T, Petticrew M, Lock K. Population-level interventions to reduce alcohol-related harm: An overview of systematic reviews. Preventive Medicine. Available…

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DISCUSSION PAPER: Policy Decisions in the Transport Sector

SPHR@L Discussion Paper: Policy Decisions in the Transport Sector by Rebecca Steinbach, May 2013

This discussion paper aims to inform SPHR@L’s work as part of the NIHR School for Public Health Research. To contribute to the development of our work on providing useful evidence for evaluation relating…

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