SCPHRP Bulletin February 2016

Take 5 Minutes to read about recent developments at the Scottish Collaboration for Public Health Research & Policy (SCPHRP). NEWS & EVENTS ‘CONGRATULATIONS’ to Dr Catherine Bromley who successfully defended her PhD thesis ‘Beyond a Boundary – Conceptualising and Measuring Multiple Health Conditions in the Scottish Population’.  Well done Catherine!!!  We would …

Seven Best Investments for Health Equity: Scotland, rUK* and Canada Compared

On January 27th, SCPHRP Director John Frank was invited to present to the staff of Public Health Ontario — the main provincial agency for applied public health research, in Canada’s most populous province, and also John’s original home. The content of his presentation was “Seven Best Investments for Health Equity: …

A community primary health care initiative

SCPHRP’s Jane Hartley is collaborating with Vicki Cooke at TRE Scotland and medical professionals in Brazil to design and evaluate a community primary health care initiative in Brasilia using the novel stress-reduction technique Tension Release Exercises – TRE. TRE® (Tension, Stress & Trauma Release Exercise) is an innovative series of exercises that assist the …

Health Impacts of Mixed-Tenure Housing Regeneration in Toronto’s Regent Park

Thursday 18th February 2016 James R Dunn, Ph.D. (Jim) is Professor and Chair of the Department of Health, Aging and Society at McMaster University and a Scientist at the Centre for Research on Inner City Health at St Michael’s Hospital in Toronto. He is the Director of the McMaster Institute for …

Social Determinants of Health – a monthly Twitter summary

We have recently started using Storify to produce a summary of our tweets and retweets on the topic of Social Determinants of Health. This includes #SDoH, #inequalities, #poverty, #WelfareReform, #unemployment and #work, among others. You can find these monthly summaries at SCPHRP’s Storify page https://storify.com/SCPHRP (no login needed to view posts) and …

SCPHRP Bulletin November 2015

NEWS & EVENTS UKCRC Public Health Research Centres of Excellence Conference 2015 We were delighted to host the 6th annual UKCRC Public Health Research Centres of Excellence Conference on 19th & 20th November 2015 in Edinburgh. This year’s conference centered around the theme “collaborating for better public health and wellbeing”.  Here’s a …

SCPHRP Bulletin October 2015

News & Events SCPHRP EVENT – People’s Health Movement (Scotland) – Tackling Inequalities and Fighting For the Right to Health: Global Connections and Local Actions DATE: Saturday 31st October 2015, Edinburgh THEME: A space to hear about and discuss the fight against health inequalities in Scotland, using knowledge and power at the local, national and global …