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Health inequality indicators: basket of local indicators: working draft

refer to the resource Association of Public Health Observatories, Health Development Agency Health indicators, health inequalities In November 2002, Matrix MHA was commissioned by the Association of Public Health Observatories (APHO) and the Health Develo ...

The Irish alcohol misuser in England: Ill served by research and policy? Some suggestions for future research opportunities.

Inequalities in the physical and psychological health of the first- and second-generation Irish subjects have been well documented. Despite the fact that the Irish alcohol misuser is subject to a number of unhelpful stereotypes, the research concerning al ...

Alcohol-related and hepatocellular cancer deaths by country of birth in England and Wales: analysis of mortality and census data.

BACKGROUND: The incidence of and mortality from alcohol-related conditions, liver disease and hepatocellular cancer (HCC) are increasing in the UK. We compared mortality rates by country of birth to explore potential inequalities and inform clinical and p ...

Travellers and substance use in Ireland: Recommendations for drug and alcohol policy

The Traveller community was traditionally protected from drug use by distinct traditional anti-drug norms and potent family networks within their â?~separatenessâ?T from the â?~settledâ?T community. Estimations of Traveller substance use remain clouded du ...

Primary medical care in Irish prisons

BACKGROUND: An industrial dispute between prison doctors and the Irish Prison Service (IPS) took place in 2004. Part of the resolution of that dispute was that an independent review of prison medical and support services be carried out by a University Dep ...

Social inequalities in health. New evidence and policy implications

Health inequalities according to people's social standing are persisting, or even growing, in modern societies. Recent decades have revealed evidence of strong variations in life expectancy, both between countries and within them. This widening of so ...

Report of an audit of child protection research in Ireland 1990-2009.

Findings: A total of 190 research documents were identified in line with the criteria agreed between the researchers and the CAAB, and are included in the audit. The key findings from the analysis of the audit are as follows: â?¢ Research identified in th ...

Putting a health inequalities focus on the Northern Ireland cardiovascular service framework

The PHA, supported by the Institute of Public Health in Ireland (IPH) and other agencies and individuals, has completed a health impact assessment (HIA) on the Cardiovascular Service Framework (CVSFW) for Northern Ireland.The CVSFW is the first in a serie ...

Creating Healthy Alliances: Reducing Health Inequalities

A report from the North South Health Services Partnership based on the proceedings of a conference held on 18th May 2004 in Dundalk North South Health Partnership Health Services A report from the North South Health Services Partnership based on the proce ...

Improving Equity in Health by Addressing Social Determinants

The Commission on Social Determinants of Health knowledge Networks, Lee, J. H. and Sadana, R. Health equity This recently published book highlights actions to improve health equity based on findings from the nine global Knowledge Networks that were establ ...

Growing Up in Ireland- Key Findings: Infand Cohort (at 5 years) No.1 Transition to school among five-year-olds

Growing Up in Ireland Child development This is the first in a series of Key Findings from the third wave of interviews with the Infant Cohort in Growing Up in Ireland. The families of around 11,000 children were initially interviewed in 2008/09 when the ...

Growing Up in Ireland- Key Findings: Infand Cohort (at 5 years) No.2 Socio-emotional well-being of five-year-olds

Growing Up in Ireland Child development This is the first in a series of Key Findings from the third wave of interviews with the Infant Cohort in Growing Up in Ireland. The families of around 11,000 children were initially interviewed in 2008/09 when the ...

Growing Up in Ireland- Key Findings: Infant Cohort (at 5 years) No. 3 Well-being, play and diet among five-year-olds

Growing Up in Ireland Child development This is the first in a series of Key Findings from the third wave of interviews with the Infant Cohort in Growing Up in Ireland. The families of around 11,000 children were initially interviewed in 2008/09 when the ...

Growing Up in Ireland- Key Findings: Infand Cohort (at 5 years) No. 4 The family circumstances of five-year-olds

Growing Up in Ireland Child development This is the first in a series of Key Findings from the third wave of interviews with the Infant Cohort in Growing Up in Ireland. The families of around 11,000 children were initially interviewed in 2008/09 when the ...

Research for Universal Health Coverage

World Health Organization (WHO) Access to health services Universal health coverage ensures everyone has access to the health services they need without suffering financial hardship as a result. In December 2012, a UN resolution was passed encouraging gov ...

Report on health inequalities in the European Union

European Commission (EC) Social factors of health inequalities This report examines various factors causing health inequalities and finds that social factors such as income, unemployment levels and levels of education are drivers. The review found many ex ...

Putting Patients First: The NHS England Business Plan for 2013/14- 2015/16

National Health Service (NHS) England Putting Patients First: the NHS England business plan for 2013/14 – 2015/16 is a three year plan that will measure how health and care services are performing with a strong emphasis on making sure feedback from patien ...

Homeless Strategy National Implementation Plan

Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government Homelessness Implementation of the Homeless Strategy will be carried out primarily through the local homeless action plan process. These will be put on a statutory basis through the Housing (Mis ...

The Financial Impact of a Cancer Diagnosis

Sharp, L. and Timmons, A., National Cancer Registry Ireland Economic burden of cancer The costs to the health services of the diagnosis and treatment of cancer are substantial. These costs have increased over the past decades and are expected to rise furt ...

Urban Physical Environments and Health Inequalities: A Scoping Review of Interventions

Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) Factors influencing health This scoping review is the second report in a two part-series on urban physical environments and health inequalities by the Canadian Population Health Initiative (CPHI). It builds ...