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Evidence-Based Public Health

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PART 1 - PUBLIC HEALTH CHALLENGES OF THE 21ST CENTURY ; 1. Trends and scenarios in public health in the UK ; 2. Policy and evidence-based public health ; 3. Ethics and evidence in health promotion ; PART 2 - EVIDENCE-BASED FRAMEWORKS ; 4. Theory-driven approach - 'programme theories' /'theory of change' concepts ; 5. Equity, risk and the life course: a framework for understanding and tackling health inequalities ; 6. Vulnerability, disadvantage and sexual health ; 7. Social context and youth health: understanding and mitigating exclusion ; 8. Use of economic methods to evaluate the cost effectiveness of public health interventions ; 9. Equity and efficiency: the contribution of health economics ; 10. Valuation of health in public health in economic evaluations ; 11. Ethics and public health: the ethics of intervention choices ; PART 3 - GENERATING EVIDENCE ; 12. Developing and evaluating complex interventions ; 13. Child health and wellbeing in the early years: the national evaluation of Sure Start ; 14. Smoking cessation ; 15. Diabetes-population based prevention programmes among South Asians ; 16. The Gatehouse project: a multi-level integrated approach to promoting wellbeing in schools ; 17. Workplace and mental wellbeing - Whitehall 2 Study ; 18. Area-based initiatives in deprived neighbourhoods ; 19. Built environment - 'walkability' of neighbourhoods ; 20. Fiscal policy and health-related behaviours ; PART 4 - SYNTHESISING EVIDENCE AND DEVELOPING GUIDANCE ; 21. Assessing evidence: study quality ; 22. Assessing evidence and prioritising clinical and public health guidance recommendations ; 23. Social values in developing public health guidance ; 24. Developing guidance on changing behaviour ; 25. What works in promoting the emotional and social well being of children in primary education? ; 26. What environmental measures are effective in promoting physical activity? ; 27. Developing evidence based guidance for health technologies: the NICE experience ; 28. Supporting implementation of public health guidance: NICE experience ; PART 5 - KNOWLEDGE, EVIDENCE AND POLICY ; 29. The individual and social level of public health ; 30. Informing public health policy with the best available evidence ; 31. Changing policy: reflections on the role of public health evidence

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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). Currently Dr Killoran has technical responsibilities for the development of evidence-based public health guidance covering a wide range of areas (such as sexual health, emotional and social wellbeing of children, spatial planning, and mental wellbeing at work), and contributes to methodological developments relating to review of public health evidence. She is Fellow of the Faculty of Public Health and holds voluntary registration, and also has an honorary lectureship at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Dr Killoran also contributes to national evaluation programmes as a Visiting Fellow in Health Policy Analysis at the King's Fund. Professor Mike Kelly is Director of the Centre of Public Health Excellence at NICE. He originally graduated in Social Science from the University of York, holds a Masters degree in Sociology from the University of Leicester, and undertook his PhD in the Department of Psychiatry in the University of Dundee. Before joining new NICE he was Director of Evidence and Guidance at the Health Development Agency. Professor Kelly has held posts at the Universities of Leicester, Dundee, Glasgow, Greenwich and Abertay. He now has an honorary chair in the Department of Public Health and Policy at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University of London and is a Fellow of the Faculty of Public Health. At NICE Professor Kelly has led the development of the public health portfolio since 2005. This has included the public health guidance on the prevention and management of obesity, behaviour change, maternal and child health, community engagement and physical activity and the environment.


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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