Affordability of the UK’s Eatwell Guide
This report from independent think tank The Food Foundation finds that around 3.7 million children in the UK are part of families who earn less than £15,860. It goes on to claim that to meet the costs of the government’s nutrition guidelines, such households would have to spend 42 per cent of their after-housing income on food, making a healthy diet unaffordable.
Commissioning better oral health for vulnerable older people
These resources are designed to support commissioners in improving the oral health of vulnerable older people in all settings. The toolkit gives an overview of the impact of oral diseases in vulnerable older people and presents the evidence of what works to improve oral health to inform commissioning. The toolkit is supported by a rapid review of the evidence and a resource compendium.
Equality assessment: childhood obesity: a plan for action, chapter 2
This paper examines the effects of the policy intentions set out by the government on people with protected characteristics.
Guidance: Department of Health and Social Care calorie model
This document outlines the modelling process used to estimate the benefits mentioned in the impact assessment for the consultation on ending the sale of energy drinks to children.
Healthy Inequalities Strategy
The Mayors Health Inequalities Strategy sets out his plans to tackle unfair differences in health to make London a healthier, fairer city. He wants all Londoners to have the best opportunities to live a long life in good health. To achieve this, everyone needs to play a part in tackling the causes of poor health and commit to making London a healthier, fairer city, where nobody’s health suffers because of who they are or where they live.
The Healthy Places programme was set up by Public Health England to support the development of healthy places and homes. It aims to ensure that health inequalities are considered and addressed when planning, developing and improving the built environment and in enabling people to have a place they can call ‘home’. This document provides an overview of the work completed by the programme from 2013 to date.
Suicide prevention: toolkit for engaging communities
The World Health Organization’s step-by-step guide to suicide prevention in the community. It describes a participatory bottom-up process by which communities (including community leaders, health workers, parliamentarians, teachers, social workers, police and firefighters and business leaders) can work together to identify, prioritize and implement activities that are important and appropriate to their local context and that can influence and shape policy and services.
The good childhood report 2018
This report examines the state of children’s wellbeing in the UK. It finds that one in six (16 per cent) of more than 11,000 children aged 14 surveyed reported self-harming. It looks at the reasons behind the unhappiness that increases the risk of children self-harming. The report urges the government to make sure that every child can talk to a counsellor in their school.
Trends in new HIV diagnoses and people receiving HIV-related care in the United Kingdom: data to the end of December 2017
This report highlights trends found in annual HIV surveillance data published by Public Health England. The analysis shows that new HIV diagnoses have continued to decline over the past decade, with a substantial decrease over the past two years. This recent reduction has been mostly driven by fewer HIV diagnoses among gay and bisexual men, which have decreased by almost a third since 2015.