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A Bibliometric Study of Irish Health Research in an International Context (file-size 432kb)

Health Research Board Study of whether there is evidence of a concomitant increase in the quantity and quality of the national health research bibliometric output in relation to international standards The study is based on a quantitative analysis of scie ...

General hospital resources consumed by an elderly population awaiting long-term care

Coughlan T, O'Neill D.Dept of Medical Gerontology, Trinity Centre for Health Sciences, Adelaide & Meath Hospital, Dutblin, Ireland.The provision of extended care facilities in urban Ireland has lagged behind the growth in the numbers of older peo ...

Breastfeeding in the East Midlands: patterns, trends and data quality issues

Breastfeeding has important health benefits for both mother and child. Breastfed babies are less likely to report with gastric, respiratory and urinary tract infections and allergic diseases, while they are also less likely to become obese in later childh ...

Rethinking Health Promotion: A Global Approach

MacDonald, T.H. Historical and philosophical analysis of health promotion Rethinking Health Promotion: A Global Approach offers an historical and philosophical analysis of health promotion, provides a number of essays on a diversity of issues, methods and ...

Snack Pack

Health Promotion Agency Northern Ireland Scheme to promote healthy eating in schools Outlines the Fresh Fruit in Schools pilot scheme and explains the potential benefits of the scheme to schools and pupils. It also provides information on the four Health ...

Analysis of need in relation to 'one stop shop' services for young people in Northern Ireland

An analysis of need for 'one stop shop' drop-in support services in relation to alcohol and drug misuse, undertaken by the PHA for the Health Development Policy Branch of the DHSSPS Additional information: Public Health Agency Drug Misuse An ana ...

Stopping smoking made easier

This booklet takes smokers through the stages of stopping smoking as well as answers common questions smokers ask about smoking Public Health Agency Tobacco This booklet takes smokers through the stages of stopping smoking as well as answers common questi ...

PHA corporate plan 2009-2010

This report explains the purpose of the PHA, its vision for public health and wellbeing, and the values that underpins its work.   Public Health Agency Corporate plan This report explains the purpose of the PHA, its vision for public health and wellbeing, ...

You, your child and alcohol

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ISIDA’s National Sudden Infant Death Register Annual Reports (2003 – 2007)

Irish Sudden Infant Death Association (ISIDA) National SIDS register The report of the National SIDS register describes the incidence of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) in the Republic of Ireland for the period from 1st January – 31st December. Resear ...

APHO Technical Briefing No.1 Sources of Lifestyle Risk Factors in Local Populations

While lifestyle surveillance systems are broadly in place to monitor progress towards goals and targets at national level in England, this is far from being true at local level. This briefing aims to contribute to current thinking in this field by providi ...

Tackling Child Obesity- First Steps

The Committee of Public Accounts has published "Tackling child obesity- first steps". In 2004 a Public Service Agreement target (PSA) was established, shared between the three Departments of Health, Education and Skills and Culture, Media and Sp ...

Adolescent health- BMA report

Report of the British Medical Association Board of Science and Education. Focuses on the probelms facing adolescents and examines the evidence surrounding adolescent health, behaviour and interventions. It reviews four important areas in adolescent health ...

A Working paper 01: Local Delivery Plans (LDPs) public health lifestyle targets- where are the data?

The LDP is the mechanism by which national targets for the NHS are translated into action by PCOs through planning, commissioning or service delivery. This working paper focuses on two of the prevalence based public health targets contained in the LDP gui ...

A weighty problem: Modelling the cost and consequences of anti-obesity programmes

This presentation summarises the development of an epidemiological and economic model predicting the incidence, prevalence and cost of obesity-related morbidities over the next 10 years in a defined population (Norfolk, UK). The model then considers a num ...

A model to estimate health impacts and costs of obesity in Norfolk over the next 10 years. Final report

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Analysis of the National Child Obesity database 2005/6 (now called National Child Measurement Programme)

Analysis of the first year of body mass index data collection among primary school chidlren in England (2005/6). Presents data at national and SHA level. Department of Health (DoH) Body mass index among primary school chidlren in England Analysis of the f ...

A summary of public health indicators using electronic data from primary care 2001-2007

refer to the resource QResearch and The Health and Social Care Information Centre Public health indicators project: Key facts The purpose of this project is to report on trends over recent years in the completeness of recording of selected public health i ...

Health inequality indicators- Presentation

Outlines key criteria for indicators and specific issues re health inequality indicators Pencheon, D. Health inequalities Outlines key criteria for indicators and specific issues re health inequality indicators Health Inequalities Research and Evaluation ...

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 ...

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