Seven Key Investments for Health Equity across the Lifecourse: Scotland versus the rest of the UK

A new research article from the SCPHRP team, led by Prof. John Frank, has explored the evidence supporting seven potential societal investments (aimed at different stages of the lifecourse) that could help improve health and reduce health inequalities. The research team used hard-to-find comparable analyses of routinely collected data to gauge the relative extent to which …

Open Space on Health Inequalities in Scotland (Report)

This is a visual and written summary of an Open Space event on Health Inequalities that took place on 31st March 2015 at The Melting Pot in Edinburgh. The event was organised and facilitated by the Working Age/Adult Life Working Group of the Scottish Collaboration for Public Health Research and …

Calling all obesity researchers: Scottish Landscape Obesity Review

05/03/2015 Dear Colleagues, Many thanks for responding to our call for information on obesity-related research conducted in Scotland over the last decade. We are now coming to the end of our data collection period and would like to give you the chance to review the information we’ve extracted about your …

Creating Better Health & Wellbeing – Final Report & Video

This one-day networking and learning event was organised by members of the Adult Life/Working Age Working Group at SCPHRP. It aimed to help bring academic researchers and community organisations together to discuss methods and experiences of improving health and wellbeing and reducing health inequalities in Scotland. The main objectives for …

Self-Management and Social Prescribing Advisory Group (NHS Scotland / Scottish Government)

The overall aim of this advisory group is to increase knowledge of self-management (sets of approaches that aim to enable people living with long-term conditions to take control and manage their own health) and social prescribing (a mechanism for linking patients with non-medical sources of support within the community) opportunities …

Training materials on developing public health interventions

SCPHRP and its partner organisations are currently developing a step-by-step practical approach to developing public health interventions. The training materials are in their final stages and would be piloted soon with a selected group of public health practitioners.   May 30, 2014

Childhood obesity analysis using the Growing Up in Scotland study

SCPHRP Early Years Working Group is currently involved in analysing the Growing Up in Scotland data in relation to childhood obesity. The study investigates developmental trajectories, by age, gender, socio-economic status, and Scottish region, of childhood overweight or obesity, and its associated co-morbidities. The rationale is that by identifying patterns …

Adaptation and Piloting of the Early Development Instrument (EDI) in Scottish School Enterers

In collaboration with East Lothian Local Authority and McMaster University, Canada, SCPHRP and the Head of the School of Psychological Sciences and Health at Strathclyde University, Professor Lisa Woolfson, piloted a project to test the feasibility in Scotland of using a teacher-completed child-development questionnaire (the EDI). This would be completed …