Category Archives: Infant Feeding

Commissioning infant feeding services

By Public Health England (2016)

Public Health England and Unicef UK have developed guidance to support the commissioning of evidence-based interventions to improve breastfeeding rates across England. The toolkit consists of three parts: infographics which highlight the key issues; good practice guidance for commissioners; and guidance on effective data collection, monitoring and reporting.

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Health and social care priorities for the Government: 2015-2020

By The Nuffield Trust (2015)

This briefing outlines ten possible key health and social care priorities for the new government, covering funding and finance, quality of care, new models of care and workforce.

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NEW EBOOKS FOR PUBLIC HEALTH LANCASHIRE STAFF

20 ebooks relating to Public Health have been purchased and are all freely accessible to all Public Heath Lancashire staff with an Athens username and password. 

To view these books and apply for an Athens username click on the ‘New eBooks’ tab on the blogs homepage

Public Health England marketing strategy

By Public Health England (2014)

Our new national public health system represents a once in a lifetime
opportunity to improve people’s lives. In this document Public Health England’s
national health marketing team outlines how it will support this new system
to deliver.

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Breastfeeding and lactation research: exploring a tool to measure infant feeding patterns

Noel-Weiss. J.  et al. International Breastfeeding Journal. 2014; 9(5)

The goal of this research project was to develop and test a tool to measure patterns of infant feeding for breastfeeding and lactation research.

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Public health in government: 1 year on

By Local Government Association (2014)

Public health made the formal transfer to local government in April 2013, with the hope of tackling the wider social and economic determinants of poor health. This publication aims to capture the thoughts of those working in the new system with contributions from councillors, directors of public health, providers, commissioners, GPs, academics and other key decision makers.

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Can food vouchers improve nutrition and reduce health inequalities in low-income mothers and young children: a multi-method evaluation of the experiences of beneficiaries and practitioners of the Healthy Start programme in England

McFadden, A. et al. BMC Public Health, 2014; 14:148

Good nutrition is important during pregnancy, breastfeeding and early life to optimise the health of women and children. It is difficult for low-income families to prioritise spending on healthy food. Healthy Start is a targeted United Kingdom (UK) food subsidy programme that gives vouchers for fruit, vegetables, milk, and vitamins to low-income families. This paper reports an evaluation of Healthy Start from the perspectives of women and health practitioners.

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