Prevention Programmes Cost-Effectiveness Review: Alcohol: (Observatory Report Series, number 84 Cost effectiveness review series, number 2) – University of Liverpool Public Health Observatory

This is the second topic area covered by the cost effectiveness review series. It follows on from a review on physical activity. A comprehensive review of the literature is presented on evidence of the cost effectiveness and potential cost savings

Assessing the Impact of the Economic Downturn on Health and Wellbeing: (Observatory Report Series No. 88) – University of Liverpool Public Health Observatory

Health impact of the economic downturn. Through a literature review and analysis of key indicators the report assesses the evidence base for the impact of the economic downturn on mental and physical health and use of health and local authority

Prevention Programmes Cost Effectiveness Review: Diet and Healthier Eating: (Liverpool Public Health Observatory Report Series, number 89, Cost effectiveness review series, number 3) – University of Liverpool Public Health Observatory

Provides a comprehensive review of the literature is presented on evidence of the cost effectiveness and potential cost savings of preventive programmes and projects relating to diet and healthier eating.

Children and young people’s emotional health and wellbeing needs assessment: Merseyside: Summary: (Liverpool Public Health Observatory report series number 91) – Liverpool University Public Health Observatory

Explores the factors that contribute to positive and negative emotional health amongst children and young people. The needs assessment seeks to paint a picture of need across Merseyside, informing commissioning at two levels: commissioning services for those with common and

Children and young people’s emotional health and wellbeing needs assessment: Merseyside: (Liverpool Public Health Observatory report series number 90) – Liverpool University Public Health Observatory

Explores the factors that contribute to positive and negative emotional health amongst children and young people. The needs assessment seeks to paint a picture of need across Merseyside, informing commissioning at two levels: commissioning services for those with common and

Fixed odds betting terminal use and problem gambling across the Liverpool City region: (Observatory report series No. 95) – University of Liverpool Public Health Observatory

The aims of the project were to develop a local evidence base in relation to Fixed odds betting terminal (FOBT) use and problem gambling, look at reasons for excess gambling, and to investigate the availability and adequacy of local support

Loneliness: The prevalence of loneliness, its impact on health and wellbeing and effective interventions that can be used to ameliorate these effects: (LPHO Report Series, number 97, Rapid Evidence Review Series, number 1) – Liverpool University Public Health Observatory

Loneliness has a negative effect on health and wellbeing and leads to increased use of health and social care services. This rapid review is the first in a series of rapid reviews on various topics. It presents the evidence on

An evaluation of the cost effectiveness of monitored dosage systems (MDS) as an aid to maintaining independence in taking medication: (LPHO Report Series, number 98, Rapid Evidence Review Series, number 2) – University of Liverpool Public Health Observatory

A monitored dosage system (MDS), usually in the form of a box or a blister pack divided into days of the week, is a medication storage device designed to simplify the administration of solid oral dose medication. MDS can potentially

Tackling transport-related barriers to employment in low-income neighbourhoods – Joseph Rowntree Foundation

This report gives three actions that need to be taken to ensure public transport enables rather than constrains people who are returning to work. Identifies the need for: ‘Stronger’ models of partnership or bus franchising (through the Bus Services Act 2017) improve the

Liverpool’s Drink Less Enjoy More intervention Progress monitoring report – Liverpool John Moores University Public Health Institute

To address the sale of alcohol to drunks in Liverpool City Centre, local partners developed and piloted the multicomponent Say No to Drunks (SNTD) intervention in 2014, and later refined and broadened it as a second (longer-term) phase in 2015

Worklessness in the Liverpool City Region – Liverpool John Moores University Public Health Institute

This report, looks at ‘worklessness’ in the Liverpool City Region. This report gives an overview of the numbers of people claiming benefits for each health condition in the Liverpool City Region, and looks at interventions to support people with disabilities

Understanding the impact of the Widnes Vikings Game Changer programme – Liverpool John Moores University Public Health Institute

The role of the voluntary and community sector in delivering activities to reduce inequalities has been recognised within recent public health policy and practice. This asset-based approach builds on the 2010 Public Health White Paper ‘Healthy Lives, Healthy People’ (DH,

Resilient Communities – Liverpool John Moores University Public Health Institute

There have been recent changes in the political climate, involving welfare reform and cutbacks to public services, alongside an ageing population and changing job opportunities. The importance of community resilience in coping with these sources of adversity is becoming increasingly

Is it all smoke without fire? Welsh Primary School Children’s Perceptions of Electronic Cigarettes

The increasing popularity and rapid growth of electronic cigarettes has raised considerable concern about their impact on children and young people. Concerns relate to electronic cigarettes acting as a potential gateway to tobacco smoking for young never-smokers, increased experimentation leading

Rapid Evidence Review Series: Physical activity: (LPHO Report Series, number 106: Rapid Evidence Review Series, number 6) – Liverpool Public Health Observatory

This report provides an overview of the evidence from NICE on physical activity, as well as demographic and health data from Cheshire and Merseyside, along with ‘Examples of local delivery’, examples of physical activity initiatives within the North West.

An exploration of the social value and impact of community projects delivered by Widnes Vikings Sports Foundation – Liverpool John Moores University Public Health Institute

Widnes Vikings Rugby League club deliver a community programme that involves delivering  interventions to specific population groups across Widnes. As part of this, they are delivering a number of health interventions that combine elements of physical and mental health support. In this report,

Alcohol: Minimum Pricing and Licensing Powers: Expected outcomes and recommended local actions for Merseyside: (Issues series, No.10) – Liverpool Public Health Observatory

This paper from 2010 details the information used for the summary paper to the Liverpool Shadow Safer Healthier Communities Board, and focuses on local actions and measurable expected health outcomes if a 50p minimum per unit price for alcohol were

Impact of Restriction on Bail on offenders who use Class A drugs in Liverpool – Liverpool John Moores University Public Health Institute

Restriction on Bail (RoB) is an early intervention for adult offenders who use Class A drugs (opiates and/or cocaine), providing an opportunity to engage in treatment whilst on bail and reduce re-offending.  The aim of this report is to gain

2010 Year of Health and Wellbeing Evaluation Report – Liverpool Primary Care Trust

Report that evaluates a joint working approach to public health.  Key outcomes of this approach were that it: publicly articulates the solidarity between key agencies to working collaboratively with all partners and communities. provides a strong framework for partnership working across

Statistical commentary: health visitor service delivery metrics, quarter 4, 2017 to 2018 – Public Health England

Local authority commissioners and health professionals can use these resources to track how many pregnant women, children and families in their local area have received health promoting reviews at particular points during pregnancy and childhood. The data and commentaries also