The impact of advocacy initiatives led by, or on the behalf of, young people: A systematic map and summary of the evidence – Liverpool John Moores University Centre for Public Health

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

Evaluation of Liverpool’s Criminal Justice Alcohol Treatment Pilot: Final Report – iverpool John Moores University Centre for Public Health

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

Contributions of Alcohol Use to Teenage Pregnancy: An initial examination of geographical and evidence based associations – Liverpool John Moores University Centre for Public Health

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

Smoking behaviour in North West schoolchildren: a study of fifteen and sixteen year olds – Liverpool John Moores University Centre for Public Health

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.

Health and Sustainabilty Factsheet 1: March 2009: Waste Management: Public Health Perspectives on Mechanical Biological Treatment -Liverpool John Moores University Centre for Public Health

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,

Evaluation of the the Independence Initiative 1-2-1 Detox programme pilot – Liverpool John Moores University Centre for Public Health

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

Health and Sustainability Factsheet 2: May 2009: Public Health Aspects of Sustainable Buildings – Liverpool John Moores University Centre for Public Health

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

Understanding young people’s alcohol-related social norms in schools in Sefton: interim report – Liverpool John Moores University Centre for Public Health

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

Using geodemographics to segment the market for hazardous and harmful drinkers in Cheshire and Merseyside – Liverpool John Moores University Centre for Public Health

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

Rapid Sexual Health Needs Assessment Warrington Primary Care Trust – Liverpool John Moores University Centre for Public Health

A report looking at sexual health needs, demands and services in Warrington Primary Care Trust.

Rapid Sexual Health Needs Assessment Halton and St Helens Primary Care Trust – Liverpool John Moores University Centre for Public Health

A report looking at sexual health needs, demands and services in Halton and St Helens Primary Care Trust.

Liverpool Unintentional Injury Prevention Audit – Liverpool John Moores University Centre for Public Health

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

Evaluation of Phase Two of the Liverpool Peer to Peer Project: May 2009 – Liverpool John Moores University Centre for Public Health

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

Indications of Public Health in the English Regions 10: Drug Use – Association of Public Health Observatories

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,

An evaluation of the Young Person’s Alcohol Intervention Programme in the Wirral: an interim report – Liverpool John Moores University Centre for Public Health

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

Indicators of Children and Adults’ Healthy Weight in North West Local Authorities – Liverpool John Moores University Centre for Public Health

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

Preventing violence through the development of safe, stable and nurturing relationships between children and their parents and caregivers – Liverpool John Moores University Centre for Public Health

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

Preventing violence by developing life skills in children and adolescents – Liverpool John Moores University Centre for Public Health

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

Preventing violence by reducing the availability and harmful use of alcohol – Liverpool John Moores University Centre for Public Health

  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;

Guns, knives and pesticides: reducing access to lethal means – Liverpool John Moores University Centre for Public Health

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