The systematic map and summary of evidence relating to the impact of advocacy initiatives led by young people was undertaken on behalf of Smokefree North West (SFNW) to support the development of future smoking prevention, tobacco control and health promotion
This final report presents the findings of an evaluation of Liverpool’s Criminal Justice Alcohol Treatment Pilot, commissioned by Liverpool DAAT. The pilot encompassed the Alcohol Treatment Requirement (ATR), a court mandated requirement to attend alcohol treatment and the Alcohol Treatment
This paper brings together issues relating to teenage conception and alcohol use in those under 18 in order to examine any potential roles alcohol may be playing in continued high levels of teenage conceptions. The paper examines local data on teenage conceptions, hospital
Using a sample of 9,833 North West teenagers surveyed by Trading Standards North West, this report examines the relationship between smoking behaviours and demographics, income, parental smoking, leisure activities and alcohol consumption.
This issue of the Health and Sustainability fact sheet covers the issue of waste managment looking at public health perspectives on mechanical biological treatment (MBT) of waste. MBT is a generic term used to describe the amalgamation of several mechanical and biological processes,
The 1-2-1 Detox is a detoxification programme provided on a supported one-to-one basis where clients undertake opiate detoxification with 24 hour support and supervision. This report evaluated the effectiveness of 1-2-1 Detox as an alternative to conventional models of detoxification
Sustainable buildings, often also known as green buildings or eco-homes, are structures designed, built and operated in an ecological and resource-efficient manner. They aim to reduce the adverse human and environmental impacts, while improving our quality of life and economic well-being, and that achieve sustainability
In order to understand local social norms amongst teenagers and to effectively target a social norms campaign, Sefton Primary Care Trust (PCT) commissioned the Centre for Public Health at Liverpool John Moores University to investigate prevailing attitudes and norms in local schools and
Social marketing is an insight driven process that seeks to first understand the lives of those whose behaviour it is seeking to change. It uses a systematic approach to understand the rich mixture of the population who may have different
A report looking at sexual health needs, demands and services in Warrington Primary Care Trust.
A report looking at sexual health needs, demands and services in Halton and St Helens Primary Care Trust.
The Liverpool Unintentional Injury Prevention Audit assesses: the availability, accessibility and quality of unintentional injury data; the types of injuries that occur and their locations; groups of people most at risk; prevention strategies currently in place across Liverpool PCT; and
It has been demonstrated that injecting drug users are initiated into injecting by their peers and that promoting health initiatives to socially marginalised groups demands creative approaches. Peer led approaches are both innovative and creative in their philosophy and practice
This tenth in a series of national reports produced for the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) by the Association of Public Health Observatories (APHO) is on drug use. The report contains 46 different indicators of drug use relating to the individual,
The Young Person’s Alcohol Intervention Programme (YPAIP) was established in Wirral to provide referrals to those arrested or stopped by police for an alcohol-related offence to a local support service for young people. This is delivered through Response (established as
This report provides a summary (for each of the North West local authorities) of 29 measures that have, or are considered to have, an established relationship to weight – covering key themes such as food and diet, physical activity, breastfeeding
This briefing looks at the effectiveness of interventions that encourage safe, stable and nurturing relationships for preventing child maltreatment and aggressive behaviour in childhood. The focus is on primary prevention programmes, those that are implemented early enough to avoid the
Every day, worldwide, an estimated 227 children and youths (age 0–19 years) die as a result of interpersonal violence, and for each death many more are hospitalized with injuries. Poor social skills, low academic achievement, impulsiveness, truancy and poverty are among the factors
Harmful use of alcohol is a major contributor to violence. Studies have shown that violence can be cut by reducing the availability of alcohol through regulating sales outlets and hours and prices; by providing brief interventions and longer-term treatment for problem drinkers;
Homicide and suicide claim 600 000 and 844 000 human lives respectively, each year worldwide. This comes at a terrible cost to society – psychological and financial – and inhibits progress towards all eight of the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals. This carnage