Report that outlines why and how the Early Years Self-Evaluation Collaborative was set-up, gives some examples of the current policy context that have implications on early years work, and details of the projects involved.
Paper detailing what is known about the role of alcohol in deciding the extent and impact of intimate partner violence, identifying factors which increase the risk of becoming a victim or perpetrator and discussing the role of public health in prevention.
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.
This report aims to demonstrate how poor mental health is a significant cause of wider social and health problems, including: low levels of educational achievement and work productivity; higher levels of physical disease and mortality; violence, relationship breakdown and poor community cohesion. In contrast, good mental health leads to better physical health, healthier lifestyles, improved productivity and educational attainment and lower levels of crime and violence.
Paper analysing the links between alcohol and elder abuse, looking at the global scale of the problem and discussing the role of public health in prevention.
Paper outlining the social and economic costs of alcohol misuse in England and recommending a series of measures to tackle the problem such as altering the alcohol duty regime, making the policing of public drunkenness more robust and using public education campaigns to encourage 'dry days'.
Report examining the magnitude and impact of violence throughout the world, identifying the key risk factors for violence, looking at the types of intervention and policy responses which have been attempted and how effective they have been and making recommendations for action at local, national and international level.
Paper analysing the role of harmful alcohol consumption in child maltreatment along with its lifelong impact on alcohol use patterns in people who were maltreated as children and the role of public health in prevention.
Guide produced for licensing boards and local licensing forums to help them understand what the public health principle enshrined in the Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005 might mean for them in practice.
This short report provides an overview of Choosing Health, the Government’s recent public health White Paper, from a public mental health perspective. It aims to identify both the gaps and opportunities in the White Paper and to provide a framework for addressing these.