Monthly Archives: March 2016

Local alcohol profiles for England: mortality indicators, 2016 annual data update

By Public Health England (2016)

This quarterly update includes:

  • the addition of 2014 deaths to the 4 mortality indicators
  • an adjustment to mortality values across the previous years (because of a change in ICD10 coding for the most recent year)
  • a new drink driving indicator

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Building the foundations: tackling obesity through planning and development

By Local Government Association (2016)

This report outlines the actions and role that councils can take in helping to prevent and reduce the prevalence of obesity. It examines the role of town planning in contributing to the public health agenda and includes examples from various local authorities around the country. 

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Tipping the scale: case studies on the use of planning powers to limit hot food takeaways

By Local Government Association (2016)

This report contains seven case studies to illustrate how the use of planning powers could be utilised as part of public health policy locally. It highlights the balance to strike between supporting growth of local businesses and promoting healthier choices and options for the population.

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