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Health, Disease and Mortality

This is the JSNA chapter on cancer. Theme chapters summarises implications for commissioning, who is at risk and why, the level of need in the population, service provision and use, unmet needs, what works in terms of evidence, community views and priorities, any related equality impact assessments, unmet service needs/gaps and recommendations for further needs assessment work. 

Profiles for each clinical commissioning group (CCG) and local authority summarising data about high blood pressure

The hypertension profiles complement Public Health England’s Tackling high blood pressure: from evidence to action report. Each PDF profile has chapters on prevention, detection and management. They have a wide range of data about hypertension for each local authority and clinical commissioning group (CCG) in England. They are for commissioners and health professionals to use when assessing the impact of hypertension on their local population, opportunities for improvement and making decisions about services and emerging issues.

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The information contained in this resource assesses the scale of health lost from diseases and injuries in 2013, and estimates of the attributable impact of risk factors. The paper reports health lost by UK country, 9 English regions, age, gender and deprivation.

The study:

  • shows the main causes of health loss in a country or area
  • shows causes which are getting worse or are improving
  • compares causes between different areas and countries
  • assesses where is the greatest potential to reduce burden
  • assesses the effect of deprivation and other risk factors on disease patterns

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The cold weather collection gives advice to help prevent the major avoidable effects on health during periods of cold weather in England.

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This resource supports local joint strategic needs assessments (JSNAs) and the commissioning of interventions to improve the mental wellbeing of local children and young people. The guide explains about mental wellbeing and its determinants. The technical appendix has measures to quantify mental wellbeing and its determinants, information on using the measures and links to examples of evidence based practice.

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This resource collection contributes to the emerging evidence base by drawing out the key messages from independent evaluations of their Dementia Friendly Community (DFC) programmes. This collection consists of three resources (please click on title to access resource):

  1. Shared learning from programmes
  2. Evaluation of Bradford Dementia Friendly Communities Programme
  3. Evaluation of York Dementia Friendly Communities Programme

Ways Forward

  • The active, meaningful engagement of people with dementia and their families is fundamental.
  • DFCs must engage with, and achieve equity for, all people with dementia, whatever their circumstances.
  • Practical barriers to inclusion must be addressed if normal lives are to be continued.
  • The human rights of people with dementia and carers must be recognised and promoted.
  • DFCs must be underpinned by ongoing awareness raising, training and positive media coverage.
  • Connections and networks, within and beyond the community, are at the heart of DFCs.
  • Local grassroots community activity is the bedrock of DFCs.
  • This activity must be supported by strong strategic planning, commissioning and leadership.
  • Both primary and secondary health providers have a vital role to play in supporting social inclusion
  • There is no template - each community must develop its own approach.

These are a collection of examples of best practice as undertaken by the National Conversation on Health Inequalities (NCHI) that covered a wide spectrum of public health activity. Please click on the links below to go to the case studies:



These documents outline the problem of social isolation in relation to public health.

Presented in 3 sections, they include:

  • evidence on the link between social isolation, poor health outcomes and health inequalities
  • identification of who is at risk of social isolation and what impact this has on health inequalities
  • possible interventions to reduce social isolation in identified populations

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This resource is part of the ‘Local Action on Health Inequalities’ Collection that can be accessed by clicking here:

These documents outline the effects of working conditions on public health and set out information about how local public health partnerships can influence job creation.

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This resource is part of the ‘Local Action on Health Inequalities’ Collection that can be accessed by clicking here:

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