All posts tagged health inequalities

BLOG: Devolution could improve health by focusing on area-based regeneration

Past regeneration programmes that improved housing and the local environment were linked with better health. Devolved institutions should learn from them, argues Richard Crisp.
Devolved institutions should upgrade housing and the physical environment in their most disadvantaged neighbourhoods if they want to help those with the poorest health, suggests our…

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

[CITED FROM LGA website:]

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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ANNOUNCEMENT: King’s Fund release a resource for local authorities on ‘improving public health’

Local authorities have been given renewed responsibility for public health as part of the government’s 2012 health and social care reforms. While this is a welcome move, there are as yet few resources to help local authority officers and teams identify ‘what works’ in improving public health and reducing…

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