public health

Environmental health in Scotland and the Health Improvement Challenge

Report discussing the challenges facing the environmental health profession in Scotland and the contribution it can potentially make to the Scottish Executive's Health Improvement Challenge.

Research to inform the development of a social marketing strategy for health improvement in Scotland : final report

Report presenting the findings of a research study which applied a social marketing framework to eight examples of health improvement campaigns and initiatives in order to inform the development of a social marketing health improvement strategy for Scotland.

A call to debate, a call to action : a report on the health of the population of NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde 2007-2008

Report documenting the key public health challenges facing the Greater Glasgow and Clyde area and laying out priority actions to tackle these challenges. Issues discussed include inequalities in health, obesity and alcohol misuse.

The shape of primary care in NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde

Report describing the structure of primary care services in NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde and the population they care for. It also looks at what these services do and their capacity to respond to population health needs. Finally, it highlights future challenges facing primary health care services.

Closing the gap in a generation : health equity through action on the social determinants of health

Summary of a report which argues for an end to significant differences in health and health care between and within countries through actions such as improving daily living conditions, tackling the inequitable distribution of power, money and resources, measuring the problem and assessing the impact of action.

Closing the gap in a generation : health equity through action on the social determinants of health

Document arguing for an end to the significant differences in health and health care between and within countries through actions such as improving daily living conditions, tackling the inequitable distribution of power, money and resources, measuring the problem and assessing the impact of action.

Cannabis : Classification and Public Health

This report was produced by the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs (ACMD) in response to a request made in July 2007 by the Home Office for the ACMD to review the classification of cannabis in light of the public concern about the potential mental health effects of cannabis use and in particular the use of stronger strains of the drug.

Health impact assessment (HIA) of the draft East End local development strategy entitled 'Changing places : changing lives'

Report detailing the findings of a health impact assessment of a draft local development strategy by Glasgow City Council for the east end of Glasgow designed to make the area a model of sustainable development and tackle issues of population health, environmental quality and social deprivation.

Healthy Sustainable Neighbourhoods model (Briefing paper 7, Concepts series)

Briefing paper describing and explaining the Healthy Sustainable Neighbourhoods model which is a planning interpretation and development of the Dahlgren and Whitehead Social Model of Health whose function is to identify the various factors affecting population health.

How can transport contribute to public health? (Briefing paper 5, Concepts series)

Briefing paper presenting and discussing evidence relating to the role and potential of transport and transport strategy in improving health, reducing health inequalities and improving sustainability.