Building healthy communities

Posted by on Jun 2, 2016 in Blog, Public Health | 0 comments

Providers within the U.S. healthcare system continually work to improve the quality of community health, but nurses can often be relegated to support roles. The newly revised Healthy Places, Healthy People, Third Edition, published by The Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI), builds a compelling case that nurses can lead the change to providing the highest quality of patient care by working with their communities to...

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Urgent action needed for people with a learning disability

Posted by on Jun 2, 2016 in Blog, Public Health | 0 comments

To mark the five-year anniversary of the BBC documentary which exposed the abuse suffered by people with a learning disability at Winterbourne View Hospital on Tuesday May 31st, the families of those abused along with charities have signed an open letter outlining their anger at the ‘painfully slow’ rate of change in improving care for people with a learning disability. There has been little change since the Panorama, with 3,500 people with a...

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Food, work and health

Posted by on Jun 2, 2016 in Blog, Public Health | 0 comments

Absenteeism and presenteeism* is costing UK employers up to £23 billion per year, according to the British Dietetic Association’s Work Ready Programme Whitepaper. The British Dietetic Association (BDA), founded in 1936, is the professional association and trade union for dietitians in Great Britain and Northern Ireland. It is the nation’s largest organisation of food and nutrition professionals with over 8,500 members. To emphasise the...

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Looking through the wellbeing kaleidoscope – New Report

Posted by on May 24, 2016 in Blog, Public Health | 0 comments

The ultimate aim of policy making should be to improve people’s wellbeing. Drawing on evidence from across Europe, this report explores new ways in which policy can support and encourage high levels of wellbeing, using data from the European Social Survey. Much of the established evidence and analysis around wellbeing is based on a single measure – life satisfaction. This report combines contributions from City University London, the New...

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