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Workplace dietary improvement initiatives ought not to be discouraged by modest returns from low intensity interventions

Commentary: Workplace dietary improvement initiatives ought not to be discouraged by modest returns from low intensity interventions. Mooney J, Frank J, Anderson A. Eur J Public Health. 2013 Apr;23(2):193-4. Epub 2013 Jan 31. DOI: 10.1093/eurpub/ckt012. Comment on: Effectiveness of workplace interventions in Europe promoting healthy eating: a systematic review.Maes L, Van Cauwenberghe E, Van Lippevelde W, …

Interventions in community settings that prevent or delay disablement and promote healthy ageing in later life

Purpose ’€“ The population of older people in the UK is expected to rise rapidly over the next 20 years and therefore identification of effective interventions that prevent functional decline and disablement is a public health priority. This review summarises the evidence for interventions in community settings that aim to …

Lost in Translation? Getting Evidence into Policy

9.00 COFFEE Chair: Sir David Carter 9.30 Welcome Prof John Frank, Scottish Collaboration for Public Health Research & Policy, Edinburgh 9.40 A Systems Approach to Getting Evidence into Policy Prof Allan Best, School of Population and Public Health, University of British Columbia 10.20 Case Study 1: Alcohol Policy Prof David …

Dr Réjean Hébert – PRISMA ’€“ an Integrated Service Delivery System for Frail Older People: Implications for Service Delivery in Scotland

Dr. Réjean Hébert is a renowned researcher on aging in Canada and internationally. A trained doctor of medicine, he is professor in the department of family medicine at the Université de Sherbrooke, and former director of the Research Centre in Aging at the Institut universitaire de gériatrie de Sherbrooke. Dr. Hébert’s …

Dr Shiriki Kumanyika – Tackling Obesity in the 21st Century: Crafting Societal Solutions

Dr. Shiriki Kumanyika is a Professor in the Centre for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in Philadelphia. She has an interdisciplinary background and holds advanced degrees in social work, nutrition, and public health. She has served as principal investigator or co-investigator on several randomized …

Professor John Frank – Pre-birth to Three launch December 2010

Wednesday, December 8, 2010 – 13:54 Professor John Frank, Director, Scottish Collaboration for Health Research and Policy speaking at the launch of the National Pre-Birth to Three Guidance: Positive Outcomes for Scotland’€™s Children and Families held in December 2010. Professor Frank outlined the key public health problems in Scotland and …

The Politics of Ideas – The Complex Relationship Between Research and Policy in Public Health

Katherine Smith joined the Global Public Health Unit in the School of Social and Political Science at the University of Edinburgh as a new lecturer in January 2011. Prior to this she was a lecturer in Social Policy at the University of Bath and where she previously worked as a Research …


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