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The Magenta Book- Guidance for evaluation

HM Treasury Guidance for evaluation All policies, programmes and projects should be subject to comprehensive but proportionate evaluation, where practicable to do so. The Magenta Book is the recommended central government guidance on evaluation that sets ...

Physical activity and the environment [PH8]

NICE Physical activity and the environment This guidance offers the first evidence-based recommendations on how to improve the physical environment to encourage physical activity. It is for NHS and other professionals who have responsibility for the built ...

Exercise referral schemes to promote physical activity [PH54]

NICE Physical activity This guideline makes recommendations on exercise referral schemes to promote physical activity for people aged 19 and older. It updates and replaces recommendation 5 in Four commonly used methods to increase physical activity NICE g ...

A systematic review of the effectiveness of lifestyle interventions for the prevention of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) in routine practice.

10.14655/743983-900692 Public Health England Lifestyle interventions, Prevention, Type 2 diabetes mellitus This document updates and extends a previously conducted systematic review and meta-analysis assessing the effectiveness of ‘real-world’ interventio ...

NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme (NHS DPP) non-diabetic hyperglycaemia

10.14655/743983-900691 Public Health England Pre diabetes, Glucose regulation Non-diabetic hyperglycaemia, also known as pre-diabetes or impaired glucose regulation, refers to raised blood glucose levels, but not in the diabetic range.  People with non-di ...

A Toolkit for the Design, Implementation and Evaluation of Exercise Referral Schemes

BHF National Centre for Physical Activity and Health A guide to evaluating exercise referral schemes This guide outlines the significance of evaluating exercise referral schemes and the importance of selecting an appropriate evaluation design. It provides ...

Evaluating community projects: A practical guide

Joseph Rowntree Foundation Evaluating community projects These guidelines were initially developed as part of the JRF Neighbourhood Programme. This programme is made up of 20 community or voluntary organisations all wanting to exercise a more strategic in ...

SACN Carbohydrates and Health Report

10.14655/743983-899083 Public Health England (PHE) Nutrition, Carbohydrate, Sugar, Fiber Carbohydrates are a major source of energy in the diet. Classified according to their chemistry, carbohydrates can be divided into sugars (monosaccharides and disacch ...

NICE Physical activity return on investment tool

NICE Decision making, Physical activity programme planning, Local level, Sub-national levels The purpose of the tool is to help decision making in physical activity programme planning at local and sub-national levels.  Use this tool if you want to decide ...

Weight Management Economic Assessment Tool

10.14655/743983-898722 Public Health England Economic assessment of weight management interventions This tool is designed to help public health professionals make an economic assessment of existing or planned weight management interventions. It will be us ...

Guide to online tools for valuing physical activity, sport and obesity programmes

10.14655/743983-898720 Public Health England Guide to online tools for assessment There are a number of online tools published that help the user to perform calculations to make the case for investment in the promotion of physical activity and/or the prev ...

Assessing the Evaluability of Complex Public Health Interventions: Five Questions for Researchers, Funders, and Policymakers

OGILVIE, D., CUMMINS, S., PETTICREW, M., WHITE, M., JONES, A. and WHEELER, K. Evaluation; complex interventions; public health; obesity Abstract Context. Evidence to support government programs to improve public health often is weak. Recognition of this “ ...

Inequalities in Life Expectancy: Changes over time and implications for policy

Buck, D. and Maguire, D., The King's Fund Income, Housing, Employment, Lifestyles, Access to health care Our health is determined by a complex mix of factors including income, housing and employment, lifestyles and access to health care and other ser ...

Evaluating Sport and Physical Activity Interventions: A guide for practitioners

Dugdill, L. & Stratton, G. Evaluating Sport and Physical Activity Interventions The guidance document on “Evaluating Sport and Physical Activity Interventions” is aimed at physical activity practitioners, managers and commissioners from Local Authorit ...

Process evaluations of complex interventions

Medical Research Council Process evaluation of complex interventions The UK Medical Research Council has published guidance to inform users how to conduct a process evaluation of an intervention which has multiple components.  A process evaluation is a st ...

Evaluation resources for community food projects

Health Development Agency Food poverty, Training programme, Community project The Health Development Agency (HDA) has developed a training programme for coordinators of the 5 A DAY fruit and vegetable community initiatives. In developing the training prog ...

Body Mass Index as a measure of obesity

10.14655/743983-894434 National Obesity Observatory (NOO) Obesity, BMI This Q and A style briefing paper provides an overview of the use of body mass index (BMI) for the measurement of obesity. BMI is a person’s weight in kilograms divided by the square o ...

Review of dietary assessment methods in public health

10.14655/743983-894431 National Obesity Observatory (NOO) Obesity, dietary assessment This report provides a descriptive summary of tools to measure dietary intake and dietary behaviours- exploring the application, reliability and validity of the various ...

A simple guide to classifying body mass index in children

10.14655/743983-894424 Dinsdale H, Ridler C, Ells L J. Obesity, BMI A simple guide to the different methods that can be used to interpret BMI in children and young people. Obesity Obesity Research and Evaluation Methods ...

Diet and Physical Activity (DAPA) Measurement Toolkit

Medical Research Council Measuring diet and physical activity This toolkit aims to assist researchers, funding bodies, and others who are interested in measuring diet and physical activity.  The choice of method to measure diet and physical activity is of ...

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