Evidence-based Public Health: Effectiveness and efficiency

Paperback | January 3, 2010

EditorAmanda Killoran, Mike Kelly

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Evidence-based Public Health: Effectiveness and efficiency continues the themes raised in Public Health Evidence - tackling health inequalities. Written by the same author team, this book is a comprehensive reference to evidence-based approaches in public health. It covers the context androle of evidence-based public health in England; frameworks for evaluating the effectiveness and cost effectiveness of public health policies and interventions; diversity, vulnerability and risk as a focus for understanding the role of social context in influencing health-related behaviours;approaches and methods to generate and synthesize evidence of what works to improve health and tackle health inequalities; current best available evidence on the effectiveness of a diverse range of interventions; and the role of evidence-based guidance and standards in changing policy and practice. This book will be essential reading for all those concerned with advancing an evidence-based approach to public health, and tackling health inequalities, including academics, researchers, policy makers, postgraduate students in public health, and anyone involved across different sectors of publichealth, including local government, health and education, Whilst based on work done in England by NICE, the book contains generic principles which are applicable internationally.

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Evidence-based Public Health: Effectiveness and efficiency continues the themes raised in Public Health Evidence - tackling health inequalities. Written by the same author team, this book is a comprehensive reference to evidence-based approaches in public health. It covers the context androle of evidence-based public health in England...

Dr Amanda Killoran is a Public Health Analyst at the Centre for Public Health Excellence at the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence. Dr Killoran has worked at national level on public health policy, research and evaluation over many years (previously at the Health Development Agency, and Health Educational Authority)...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:498 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 0.04 inPublished:January 3, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199563624

ISBN - 13:9780199563623

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Part 1 - Public health challenges of the 21st century1. Mel Bartley and David Blane: Trends and scenarios in public health in the UK2. Catherine Law: Policy and evidence-based public health3. David V McQueen: Ethics and evidence in health promotionPart 2 - Evidence-based frameworks4. Ray Pawson and Sanjeev Sridharan: Theory-driven approach - 'programme theories' /'theory of change' concepts5. Hilary Graham and Chris Power: Equity, risk and the life course: a framework for understanding and tackling health inequalities6. Roger Ingham and Debbie Smith: Vulnerability, disadvantage and sexual health7. M Judith Lynam: Social context and youth health: understanding and mitigating exclusion8. Susan Griffin, Mark Sculpher and Nigel Rice: Use of economic methods to evaluate the cost effectiveness of public health interventions9. Steve Morris, Nancy Devlin and David Parkin: Equity and efficiency: the contribution of health economics10. Richard Cookson and Tony Culyer: Valuation of health in public health in economic evaluations11. Lord Krebbs and Harald Schmidt: Ethics and public health: the ethics of intervention choicesPart 3 - Generating evidence12. Peter Craig, Susan Michie, Irwin Nazareth, Professor Paul Dieppe, Professor Mark Petticrew and Sally Macintyre: Developing and evaluating complex interventions13. Edward Melhuish, Jay Belsky and Jacqueline Barnes: Child health and wellbeing in the early years: the national evaluation of Sure Start14. Robert West and Lion Shahab: Smoking cessation15. Kamlesh Khunti, Thomas Yates, Jacqui Troughton, Margaret Stone and Melanie Davies: Diabetes-population based prevention programmes among South Asians16. Lyndal Bond, Helen Butler: The Gatehouse project: a multi-level integrated approach to promoting wellbeing in schools17. Mika Kivimaki, Jane E Ferrie and Sir Michael Marmot: Workplace and mental wellbeing - Whitehall 2 Study18. Steve Cummins: Area-based initiatives in deprived neighbourhoods19. Klaus Gebel, Adrian Bauman and Fiona Bull: Built environment - 'walkability' of neighbourhoods20. Anne Ludbrook: Fiscal policy and health-related behavioursPart 4 - Synthesising evidence and developing guidance21. Mark Petticrew: Assessing evidence: study quality22. Peter Littlejohns, Kalipso Chalkidou, Jeremy Wyatt and Steven D Pearson: Assessing evidence and prioritising clinical and public health guidance recommendations23. Nick Doyle: Social values in developing public health guidance24. Catherine Swann, Lesley Owen, Christopher Carmona, Michael P Kelly, Clare Wohlgemuth and Jane Huntley: Developing guidance on changing behaviour25. Amanda Killoran, Antony Morgan and James Jagroo: What works in promoting the emotional and social well being of children in primary education?26. Hugo Crombie, Amanda Killoran and Bhash Naidoo: What environmental measures are effective in promoting physical activity?27. David Barnett, Meindert Boysen, Carole Longson and Andrew Stevens: Developing evidence based guidance for health technologies: the NICE experience28. Val Moore, Nick Baillie, Annie Coppel and Julie Royce: Supporting implementation of public health guidance: NICE experiencePart 5 - Knowledge, evidence and policy29. Mike Kelly: The individual and social level of public health30. Laurie Anderson: Informing public health policy with the best available evidence31. Virginia Berridge: Changing policy: reflections on the role of public health evidence