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This briefing was commissioned by PHE and written by the Institute of Health Equity. It is a summary of a more detailed evidence review on the same topic and is intended primarily for directors of public health, public health teams and local authorities. This briefing and accompanying evidence reviews are part of a series commissioned by PHE to describe and demonstrate effective, practical local action on a range of social determinants of health.

You can view the briefing by clicking here: http://bit.ly/1v2xT3o

The associated evidence summary is: Local action on health inequalities: Good quality parenting programmes and the home to school transition

Summary
1. When children start school, a good transition from the home or nursery environment is important, particularly for those who live in more difficult circumstances, who have special needs, or for whom English is not a first language.
2. Good home to school transition programmes have been linked to better outcomes, particularly for at-risk groups, meaning these programmes have a role to play in reducing inequalities in outcomes.
3. Practices to support children’s start at school, such as open days, familiarisation lessons and visits, are linked with them making a better adjustment to the school environment and having improved social and emotional skills.
4. Support for parents through the transition period can also be helpful in reducing anxiety and social isolation.

This review provides a summary of evidence about the effect of resilience on health, the unequal distribution of resilience and its contribution to levels of health inequalities. The review outlines the potential actions that can be taken in schools in order to build resilience for all children and young people and reduce inequalities in resilience.

This evidence review was commissioned by Public Health England and researched, analysed and written by the UCL Institute of Health Equity. These papers show evidence for interventions on social issues that lead to poor health, including ways to deal with health inequalities. You can use them to get practical tips for dealing with these issues. They also show examples from local areas showing interventions that have been used to improve health. The series includes eight evidence reviews and 14 short briefing papers.

The documents can be used by:

  • local authority professionals whose work has implications for health and wellbeing, such as children’s services and planning services
  • local authorities - particularly directors of public health and their teams - to build health and wellbeing strategies and Joint Strategic Needs Assessments
  • public health teams making a case for action on health inequalities
  • health and wellbeing boards making local public health strategies, including those covering service areas with health implications such as Local Plans and Growth Plans

This evidence summary can be accessed by clicking here:

The full list of resources can be viewed on this page: http://bit.ly/YiMHgX

The Children and Young People's Mental Health and Wellbeing Profiling Tool has been developed to support an intelligence driven approach to understanding and meeting need. It collates and analyses a wide range of publically available data on risk, prevalence and detail (including cost data) on those services that support children with, or vulnerable to, mental illness. It provides commissioners, service providers, clinicians, services users and their families with the means to benchmark their area against similar populations and gain intelligence about what works.

The resource can be accessed by clicking here: http://bit.ly/1xp2RBV

This factsheet compiles up-to-date key information and data about obesity and its determinants in an easily readable format. The data factsheets will be a useful resource for policy makers, practitioners and anyone with an interest in obesity. They will be updated regularly. The latest factsheet can be downloaded by clicking here:Data Factsheet: Child Physical Activity

This factsheet compiles up-to-date key information and data about obesity and its determinants in an easily readable format. The data factsheets will be a useful resource for policy makers, practitioners and anyone with an interest in obesity. They will be updated regularly. The latest factsheet can be downloaded by clicking here:Data Factsheet: Child Obesity and Socioeconomic Status

This factsheet compiles up-to-date key information and data about obesity and its determinants in an easily readable format. The data factsheets will be a useful resource for policy makers, practitioners and anyone with an interest in obesity. They will be updated regularly. The latest factsheet can be downloaded by clicking here:Data Factsheet: Child Weight

This briefing summarises NICE's recommendations for local authorities and partner organisations on promoting the quality of life of looked-after children (including babies) and young people[1]. It is particularly relevant to directors and executive members of children's services and to the work of health and wellbeing boards. It may also be of interest to local safeguarding boards. The guidance can be accessed and downloaded by clicking here: http://bit.ly/1qvBBPz

A report based on data from 'National Dental Epidemiology Programme for England, oral health survey of five-year-old children 2012’ that examines the oral health of children in Bolton (compared to Greater Manchester localities) and looks at trends from 2008.

A map that shows the population estimates of child emergency admissions for ages 0-17 in Bolton by ward.

A map that shows the population estimates (by percentage) the number of obese children in year 6 by school location in Bolton by ward.

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