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Evidence-Based Public Health: Effectiveness and Efficiency


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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 and role 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 a a focus for understanding the role of social context in influencing health-related behaviors, 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 is essential reading for all those concerned with advancing an evidence-based approach to public health and tackling public health inequalities, including academics, researchers, policy makers, postgraduate students in public health, and anyone involved across different sectors of public health, including local government, health, and education.

About the Author

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.

Table of Contents

Part 1 - Public health challenges of the 21st century

1. Trends and scenarios in public health in the UK, Mel Bartley and David Blane

2. Policy and evidence-based public health, Catherine Law

3. Ethics and evidence in health promotion, David V McQueen

Part 2 - Evidence-based frameworks

4. Theory-driven approach - 'programme theories' /'theory of change' concepts, Ray Pawson and Sanjeev Sridharan

5. Equity, risk and the life course: a framework for understanding and tackling health inequalities, Hilary Graham and Chris Power

6. Vulnerability, disadvantage and sexual health, Roger Ingham and Debbie Smith

7. Social context and youth health: understanding and mitigating exclusion, M Judith Lynam

8. Use of economic methods to evaluate the cost effectiveness of public health interventions, Susan Griffin, Mark Sculpher and Nigel Rice

9. Equity and efficiency: the contribution of health economics, Steve Morris, Nancy Devlin and David Parkin

10. Valuation of health in public health in economic evaluations, Richard Cookson and Tony Culyer

11. Ethics and public health: the ethics of intervention choices, Lord Krebbs and Harald Schmidt

Part 3 - Generating evidence

12. Developing and evaluating complex interventions, Peter Craig, Susan Michie, Irwin Nazareth, Professor Paul Dieppe, Professor Mark Petticrew and Sally Macintyre

13. Child health and wellbeing in the early years: the national evaluation of Sure Start, Edward Melhuish, Jay Belsky and Jacqueline Barnes

14. Smoking cessation, Robert West and Lion Shahab

15. Diabetes-population based prevention programmes among South Asians, Kamlesh Khunti, Thomas Yates, Jacqui Troughton, Margaret Stone and Melanie Davies

16. The Gatehouse project: a multi-level integrated approach to promoting wellbeing in schools, Lyndal Bond, Helen Butler

17. Workplace and mental wellbeing - Whitehall 2 Study, Mika Kivimaki, Jane E Ferrie and Sir Michael Marmot

18. Area-based initiatives in deprived neighbourhoods, Steve Cummins

19. Built environment - 'walkability' of neighbourhoods, Klaus Gebel, Adrian Bauman and Fiona Bull

20. Fiscal policy and health-related behaviours, Anne Ludbrook

Part 4 - Synthesising evidence and developing guidance

21. Assessing evidence: study quality, Mark Petticrew

22. Assessing evidence and prioritising clinical and public health guidance recommendations, Peter Littlejohns, Kalipso Chalkidou, Jeremy Wyatt and Steven D Pearson

23. Social values in developing public health guidance, Nick Doyle

24. Developing guidance on changing behaviour, Catherine Swann, Lesley Owen, Christopher Carmona, Michael P Kelly, Clare Wohlgemuth and Jane Huntley

25. What works in promoting the emotional and social well being of children in primary education?, Amanda Killoran, Antony Morgan and James Jagroo

26. What environmental measures are effective in promoting physical activity?, Hugo Crombie, Amanda Killoran and Bhash Naidoo

27. Developing evidence based guidance for health technologies: the NICE experience, David Barnett, Meindert Boysen, Carole Longson and Andrew Stevens

28. Supporting implementation of public health guidance: NICE experience, Val Moore, Nick Baillie, Annie Coppel and Julie Royce

Part 5 - Knowledge, evidence and policy

29. The individual and social level of public health, Mike Kelly

30. Informing public health policy with the best available evidence, Laurie Anderson

31. Changing policy: reflections on the role of public health evidence, Virginia Berridge

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Killoran, Amanda
Oxford University Press, USA
Kelly, Michael P.
null, Amanda
Kelly, Mike
null, Mike
Evidence-based medicine.
Public health -- Research -- Methodology.
Public Health
Health Care Delivery
Medicine | Public Health
Health and Medicine-Medical Specialties
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6.7 x 9.6 x 1.1 in 1.963 lb

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