public health

Improving the health and social outcomes of people recently released from prisons in the UK : a perspective from primary care

Paper discussing how released prisoners may be helped to more easily access primary care services so their health needs can be addressed. It considers issues such as chronic disease, substance misuse, communicable diseases and mental health.

Comparisons of health-related behaviours and health measures in Greater Glasgow with other regional areas in Europe

Report presenting the findings of research which aimed to deepen understanding of Greater Glasgow's health relative to that of regional areas in other countries by comparing health-related behaviours and health measures in Greater Glasgow with those of different European regions. The regions compared were in England, Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland, Wales, Sweden, Finland, Norway, Spain, Belgium and Germany.

Early years self-evaluation collaborative

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.

The Capability Approach : developing an instrument for evaluating public health interventions : final report

In view of increasing interest in the application of Sen's capability approach to the evaluation of health care programmes, this paper reports on a project which aimed to develop a questionnaire to measure outcome within the capabilities framework, to be used in the evaluation of public health and social interventions.

Intimate partner violence and alcohol

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.

It's more than just the park : facilitators and barriers to the use of urban greenspace

Report of a study which assessed the quality and accessibility of greenspaces and community facilities such as halls and leisure centres across two socially contrasting areas of the city of Glasgow.

Creating positive outcomes through social work services

Pamphlet containing a collection of essays which acknowledge and celebrate the important part social work services play in supporting individuals and communities. The contributions approach the subject from various perspectives including the impact of the 1968 Social Work (Scotland) Act, the wider responsibilities which underlie standards and service delivery and the social context in which services are delivered.

Aberdeenshire's Children's Services Plan 2005-2008

This report is a joint production between Aberdeenshire Council and NHS Grampian in association with other statutory and voluntary sector partners. This is the Community Plan for children and young people in Aberdeenshire. It encompasses the universal provision of services across Health and Education as well as the targeted services of Social Work and joint services provided to children with the most complex needs.

Environmental health in Scotland

Leaflet explaining the work and role of REHIS in the improvement and protection of public health in Scotland.

Mental health, resilience and inequalities

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.