Children in Scotland’s (CIS) Networking Event
SCPHRP at Children in Scotland’s Networking Event (September 19, 2017)
SCPHRP’s Hannah Biggs and Alexandra Blair attended Children in Scotland’s (CIS) Networking Event on September 19, 2017 at Dovecot Studios (Edinburgh). Over the course of the evening, CIS unveiled their new branding and premiered a short film outlining their vision. The event also presented a great opportunity to learn about CIS’ activities through a number of presentation and films about some of the work they have done in partnership. More broadly, the event was an opportunity to learn about the Third Sector’s involvement in advocacy for children’s rights and well-being and the insights from the evening will no doubt contribute to SCPHRP’s work on areas of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), health inequalities, and participatory research design.
New NHS Health Scotland Inequalities Briefings
NHS Health Scotland has just released the first in a series of regular briefings providing evidence-informed recommendations for tackling the inequalities in our society and their impact on people’s health. The first briefing ‘Health Inequalities: What are they? How can they be reduced?’ explains what health inequalities are, and the action required to reduce health inequalities at a national and a local level. The next briefing will cover ‘Good Work’ and will be published in August. Two briefings will follow in September and will cover the ‘Right to Health’ and ‘Welfare’.
The briefings will be available at www.healthscotland.com. You can also search for the briefings on Twitter using #inequalitybriefing.
If you would like to sign up for an email alert for these briefings, please email Nicholas.Hay@NHS.net
Seven Key Investments for Health Equity across the Lifecourse: Scotland versus the rest of the UK
A new research article from the SCPHRP team, led by Prof. John Frank, has explored the evidence supporting seven potential societal investments (aimed at different stages of the lifecourse) that could help improve health and reduce health inequalities. The research team used hard-to-find comparable analyses of routinely collected data to gauge the relative extent to which these investments have been pursued and achieved their expected goals in Scotland, as compared with England and Wales in recent decades.Despite Scotland’s longstanding explicit goal of reducing health inequalities, it has recently been doing slightly better than England and Wales on only one broad indicator of health-equity-related investments: childhood poverty. However, on the following indicators of other ‘best investments for health equity’, Scotland has not achieved demonstrably more equitable outcomes by SEP than the rest of the UK: infant mortality and teenage pregnancy rates; early childhood education implementation; standardised educational attainment after primary/secondary school; healthcare system access and performance; protection of the population from potentially hazardous patterns of food, drink and gambling use; unemployment.
The article is free to access by either clicking the image to the right, or using the link below.
Many of you may know that SCPHRP was funded for ten years until June 2018 by the Medical Research Council (MRC) and the Chief Scientist Office (CSO). After five years based within the Usher Institute, we are delighted to announce that SCPHRP will continue to operate as a research centre within The University of Edinburgh at the School of Health […]
A new citizen science project exploring how shared (public) outdoor spaces affect health and wellbeing. This project is supported by the Medical Research Council (MRC) who in the summer of 2017 selected the project as their citizen science project. The project aims to understand the impact shared (e.g. public) outdoor spaces have on the health […]
Hello and welcome to our May bulletin. Bringing you our usual mix of news, publications, project updates and more. Cathy’s Relaxation Story SCPHRPs Jane Hartley, Sam Bain and John McAteer have developed a support resource for kinship carers: ‘Cathy’s Relaxation Story‘. Kinship carers are family members (often grandparents or aunts and uncles) who take care of children […]