Useful Links/Further Information
This page provides useful links and websites for further information on local health and wellbeing profiles and information including health impact assessments.
Essex Insight is the neighbourhood information system and data observatory for Essex and the home of the Essex Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA)
Health Profiles is a programme to improve availability and accessibility for health and health-related information in England. The profiles give a snapshot overview of health for each local authority in England. Health Profiles are produced annually
The Office for National Statistics (ONS) is the UK's largest independent producer of official statistics and is the recognised national statistical institute for the UK. It is responsible for collecting and publishing statistics related to the economy, population and society at national, regional and local levels
Public Health England (PHE) provides many high quality data and analysis tools and resources for public health professionals. The PHE data and knowledge gateway provides direct access to these resources. The resources help local government and health service professionals make decisions and plans to improve people's health and reduce inequalities in their area. They can be used by anyone with an interest in understanding the health of the population and how it varies across the country.
The HIA Gateway provides access to resources and information on Health Impact Assessments (HIA)
Professor Sir Michael Marmot was asked by the Secretary of State for Health to chair an independent review to propose the most effective evidence-based strategies for reducing health inequalities in England from 2010. The strategy will include policies and interventions that address the social determinants of health inequalities
Improving health through better planning and design: Public Health England's Healthy People, Healthy Places programme
The King's Fund is an independent charity working to improve health and health care in England. We help to shape policy and practice through research and analysis; develop individuals, teams and organisations; promote understanding of the health and social care system; and bring people together to learn, share knowledge and debate. Our vision is that the best possible care is available to all.
Spatial Planning and Health Group (SPAHG) is a group of planning and health experts: academics, practitioners and community representatives, seeking to improve public health through the positive use of spatial planning. The group aims to study, promote and disseminate knowledge on the relationship between spatial planning and health, and to promote policies and action based upon evidence.
The Town and Country Planning Association (TCPA) have provided the following useful links and a report on Planning and Health:
National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidance supports professionals to make sure that the care they provide is of the best possible quality and offers the best value for money. We provide independent, authoritative and evidence-based guidance on the most effective ways to prevent, diagnose and treat disease and ill health, reducing inequalities and variation. Our guidance is for the NHS, local authorities, charities, and anyone with a responsibility for commissioning or providing healthcare, public health or social care services. We also support these groups in putting our guidance into practice. The following guidance is related to physical activity and the environment - http://www.nice.org.uk/ph008
The Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) is the UK's leading planning body for spatial, sustainable and inclusive planning and is the largest planning institute in Europe with over 23,000 membership. The following link provides a list of further websites for useful information.
Workshop and Seminar Presentations