Raising the bar on strength and balance: The importance of community-based provision – Centre for Aging Better

Report that presents the models of delivery, issues, barriers and innovative solutions of community-based strength and balance programmes. Falls are not an inevitable part of ageing and can be prevented. Although there are some NHS rehabilitation services that provide strength

A teachable moment: delivering perioperative medicine in integrated care systems – Royal College of Anaesthetists

The time preparing for, undergoing and then recovering from an operation is known as the perioperative period and the College believes that tailored care throughout this time will improve long-term outcomes for patients after surgery.  It suggests exercise and nutritional

Physical activity for general health benefits in disabled adults: Summary of a rapid evidence review for the UK Chief Medical Officers’ update of the physical activity guidelines – Public Health England

Disabled people are twice as likely to be inactive when compared to non-disabled people. This report provides a review of the scientific evidence of the health benefits for physical activity specifically for disabled adults. It will inform the review of

10 minutes brisk walking each day in mid-life for health benefits and towards achieving physical activity recommendations: Evidence summary – Public Health England

‘Brisk’ walking (at least 3 mph) is a moderate intensity physical activity and evidence-based intervention for promoting physical activity. It is already prevalent, has no skill, facility or equipment requirement and is more accessible and acceptable than other forms of

Healthy Weight in the North West Population – North West Public Health Observatory

This is the seventh in the series of synthesis reports, produced by the North West Public Health Observatory, that aim to bring together policy, evidence and intelligence on specific topics. This report examines weight issues in the North West population.

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

Evaluation of Wirral Life Education Centre on the health and wellbeing of primary school children – Liverpool John Moores University Centre for Public Health

An evaluation of a national charity working locally with primary schools, parents and carers, and others in the community to help children make healthy choices.

Health and Sustainability Factsheet 6: February 2010: Urban Green Space and Public Health – Liverpool John Moores University Centre for Public Health

Urban green space can be defined as any vegetated land within or adjoining an urban area. Parks and gardens; allotments; amenity grassland; canal corridors; sports facilities; playing fields and playgrounds are all green spaces. The total amount of urban green space in Britain is difficult to

Childhood Injuries: A review of evidence for prevention from the UK focal point for violence and injury prevention – Liverpool John Moores University Centre for Public Health

Review of evidence for prevention of Childhood Injuries from the UK focal point for violence and injury prevention, it considers evidence in terms of: Adapting the environment Provision and use of safety devices Safety education Skills training Multi-component interventions

Sports Injuries: A review of evidence for prevention from the UK focal point for violence and injury prevention – Liverpool John Moores University Centre for Public Health

Review of evidence for prevention of Sports Injuries from the UK focal point for violence and injury prevention, it considers evidence in terms of: Safer sports equipment Use of protective equipment Changing rules of play Training programmes Multi-component programmes

Falls in older people: A review of evidence for prevention from the UK focal point for violence and injury prevention – Liverpool John Moores University Centre for Public Health

Review of evidence for prevention of Falls in older people from the UK focal point for violence and injury prevention, it considers evidence in terms of: In the community Exercise programmes Encouraging safety behaviours Medical interventions Multi-strategy interventions In residential care

Segmentation and Insight into the Body Mass Index of the North West Population – Liverpool John Moores UNiversity Centre for Public Health

This report uses data from the Health and Lifestyles in the North West 2007 report and explores the relationship between body mass index (BMI) and a number of self-reported lifestyle characteristics and lifestyle-related illnesses. BMI is a measure of weight

Putting Health into Place: Introducing NHS England’s Healthy New Towns programme – NHS England

NHS England Healthy New Towns programme has released a leaflet introducing the 10 Healthy New Town Principles: Putting Health into Place. These principles will support partners in housebuilding, local government, healthcare and local communities to demonstrate how to create new

Creative Health: The Arts for Health and Wellbeing: Second Edition – All-Party Parliamentary Group on Arts, Health and Wellbeing

The Inquiry Report, Creative Health: The Arts for Health and Wellbeing – Second Edition, presents the findings of two years of research, evidence-gathering and discussions with patients, health and social care professionals, artists and arts administrators, academics, people in local government,

The health and well-being of men in the WHO European Region: better health through a gender approach – World Health Organization

Although declining, high levels of premature mortality among men in some countries of the WHO European Region and gaps between men within countries require specific attention. A growing evidence base on the effectiveness of gender-responsive approaches to men’s health, and on

Target: Wellbeing Evaluation Update Report 2011 – Liverpool John Moores University Centre for Public Health

This evaluation update of the TWB portfolio provides reach analysis and evidence of behaviour change from the ten local programmes between January 2009 and August 2010, and provides an update to last year’s Target: Wellbeing Evaluation – Annual Report February

North West Mental Wellbeing Survey: Profiles of wellbeing – Liverpool John Moores University Centre for Public Health

The North West Mental Wellbeing Survey 2009 (NWMWS)5 is one of the few large scale surveys that includes psychographic data on how people feel about themselves alongside data related to health behaviours such as smoking, physical activity, alcohol consumption and cannabis use. In

Coping through Football: evaluation report 2018 – Centre for Mental Health

Does the ‘Coping Through Football’ programme deliver benefits to the physical and mental health of people living with mental health difficulties? Coping Through Football was founded by London Playing Fields Foundation, who started the initiative in 2005 in collaboration with

Promoting Low Carbon Healthy Lifestyles as new opportunities to tackle obesity and health inequality – Liverpool John Moores University Centre for Public Health

Innovative qualitative methods were used to engage with class groups of 10yr olds in six schools. Cycling and walking to school and growing their own vegetables were discussed as examples of Low Carbon Healthy Lifestyles. Children were enthusiastic about activities,

Use and perceptions of parks in Merseyside and Manchester – Liverpool John Moores University Centre for Public Health.

High quality urban green spaces have an essential role to play in improving community health and wellbeing, and in reducing the health and social inequalities often seen between areas of high and low deprivation. This study explores how local parks are