Tag Archives: Young People

OECD outlines action for governments to tackle heavy cost of harmful drinking

By OECD (2015)

Harmful drinking is on the rise among young people and women in many OECD countries, partly due to alcohol becoming more available, more affordable and more effectively advertised, according to a new OECD report. Click here to view this report

Challenging children’s inactivity

By Fit for Sport (2015)

In 2014, Fit For Sport conducted a simple physical activity test to assess key indicators of health and physical literacy of primary age children in 80 schools across the UK. This report includes some of the key findings.

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Facing the future: together for child health 2015

By Royal College of General Practitioners (2015)

Children make up more than a quarter of emergency department attendances in the UK and in England alone there has been a 28 per cent increase in admissions for children to hospital over the last ten years. Healthcare professionals are warning that unless there is an overhaul of unscheduled care services, there is a risk that growing demand will result in poorer outcomes for children. This set of standards says that in order to deal with these pressures, and to improve child health outcomes, not only do unscheduled care services need more investment but there also needs to be a shake-up of how services are designed, with more children being cared for outside the hospital, in the community and closer to their home.

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Promoting physical activity for children and young people

By NICE (2015)

A summary of selected new evidence relevant to NICE public health guidance 17 ‘Promoting physical activity for children and young people’ (2009)

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Improving young people’s health and wellbeing: a framework for public health

By Public Health England (2014)

This framework has been developed as a resource to enable local areas in the delivery of their public health role for young people. It poses questions for councillors, health and wellbeing boards, commissioners, providers and education and learning settings to help them support young people to be healthy and to improve outcomes for young people.

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Specialist substance misuse treatment for young people in England 2013-14

By Public Health England (2015)

This report contains the latest statistics on specialist substance misuse treatment for young people in England during 2013 to 2014.

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Healthy patterns for healthy families: removing the hurdles to a healthy family

By The All-Party Parliamentary Group on a Fit and Healthy Childhood (2014)

This is the first report from the All-Party Parliamentary Group on a Fit and Healthy Childhood which aims to develop practical policies to reduce the scale of childhood obesity by engaging with a wide variety of interests and experts in the sector.

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