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Evidence-based public health : effectiveness and efficiency

Author: Amanda Killoran; Michael P Kelly
Publisher: Oxford ; Toronto : Oxford University Press, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A follow up to Public Health Evidence: Tackling Health Inequalities, this book builds on the themes already introduced, and provides a broader perspective on an evidence-based approach to public  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Amanda Killoran; Michael P Kelly
ISBN: 9780199563623 0199563624
OCLC Number: 624428745
Description: xxvii, 499 p. : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: [Contents] Part 1: Public health challenges of the 21st century (Trends and scenarios in public health in the UK. --
Policy and evidence-based public health. --
Ethics and evidence in health promotion). --
Part 2: Evidence-based frameworks (Theory-driven approach, programme theories/theory of change concepts. --
Equity, risk and the life course: a framework for understanding and tackling health inequalities. --
Vulnerability, disadvantage and sexual health. --
Social context and youth health: understanding and mitigating exclusion. --
Use of economic methods to evaluate the cost effectiveness of public health interventions. --
Equity and efficiency: the contribution of health economics. --
Valuation of health in public health in economic evaluations. --
Ethics and public health: the ethics of intervention choices). --
Part 3: Generating evidence (Developing and evaluating complex interventions. --
Child health and wellbeing in the early years: the national evaluation of Sure Start. --
Smoking cessation. --
Diabetes-population based prevention programmes among South Asians. --
The Gatehouse project: a multi-level integrated approach to promoting wellbeing in schools. --
Workplace and mental wellbeing --
Whitehall 2 Study. --
Area-based initiatives in deprived neighbourhoods. --
Built environment --
'walkability' of neighbourhoods. --
Fiscal policy and health-related behaviours). --
Part 4: Synthesising evidence and developing guidance (Assessing evidence: study quality. --
Assessing evidence and prioritising clinical and public health guidance recommendations. --
Social values in developing public health guidance. --
Developing guidance on changing behaviour. --
What works in promoting the emotional and social well being of children in primary education?. --
What environmental measures are effective in promoting physical activity?. --
Developing evidence based guidance for health technologies: the NICE experience. --
Supporting implementation of public health guidance: NICE experience). --
Part 5: Knowledge. --
evidence and policy (The individual and social level of public health. --
Informing public health policy with the best available evidence. --
Changing policy: reflections on the role of public health evidence).
Responsibility: edited by Amanda Killoran and Michael P. Kelly.

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This may be the most comprehensive conceptual treatment of generating and appraising evidence for public health currently available. * Doody's Notes *

 
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