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1. Chickenpox: public health management and guidance

Chickenpox: public health management and guidance Chickenpox: public health management and guidance - GOV.UK GOV.UK uses cookies to make the site simpler. Accept cookies You’ve accepted all cookies. You can at any time. Hide Search Collection Chickenpox: public health management and guidance The diagnosis, management and epidemiology of chickenpox (varicella). Published 31 July 2014 Last updated 26 June 2019 — From: Varicella zoster Immunoglobulin ( . Chickenpox is an acute, infectious disease (...) caused by the varicella-zoster virus ( which tends to be more common in adults. The disease can be more serious in adults, particularly pregnant women. For symptoms and general information on chickenpox, visit . Epidemiology and data collection Chickenpox is not a in England and Wales. Data on cases reported in the UK is available from the by sentinel website. Laboratory testing for confirmation of chickenpox is not normally required but can be performed in Public Health England public health

2019 Public Health England

2. Health Misinformation and the Power of Narrative Messaging in the Public Sphere

Health Misinformation and the Power of Narrative Messaging in the Public Sphere Health Misinformation and the Power of Narrative Messaging in the Public Sphere | Canadian Journal of Bioethics / Revue canadienne de bioéthique Quick jump to page content Toggle navigation Search Critical commentaries Published May 24, 2019 Main Article Content Timothy Caulfield Health Law Institute, Faculty of Law; School of Public Health, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada Alessandro R Marcon Health Law (...) and Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada Joshua Greenberg School of Journalism and Communication, Faculty of Communication and Media Studies, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada Amy Zarzeczny Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy, University of Regina, Regina, Canada Robyn Hyde-Lay Health Law Institute, Faculty of Law, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada Abstract Numerous social, economic and academic pressures can have a negative impact on representations of biomedical

2019 Institute of Health Economics

3. Quality in public health: a shared responsibility

Quality in public health: a shared responsibility March 2019 Produced by the Public Health System Group for England Quality in Public Health: A Shared ResponsibilityThe Quality Framework for the public health system has been developed by the Public Health System Group in association with: With thanks to Public Health England for coordinating the development of the Framework on behalf of the Public Health System Group.Foreword/ Preface Introduction Public health systems Characteristics (...) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Summary.of.our.commitments. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Making.it.happen. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 References.and.resources. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 3Foreword/ Preface Introduction Public health systems Characteristics of quality Working together Key principles and actions Seven steps to improve quality

2019 Public Health England

4. Alcohol licensing: a guide for public health teams

Alcohol licensing: a guide for public health teams Alcohol licensing: a guide for public health teams - GOV.UK GOV.UK uses cookies to make the site simpler. Accept cookies You’ve accepted all cookies. You can at any time. Hide Search Guidance Alcohol licensing: a guide for public health teams Public health teams make sure that licensing policy and applications consider the health and wellbeing of local communities. Published 8 March 2017 Last updated 16 May 2019 — From: Contents This guidance (...) , formally known as the Analytical Support Package, brings together nationally available data and materials with local authority information to support local authorities in accessing and using a range of databases and tools. Local teams are able to input their own data and create interactive maps and reports to help them in their existing role as a responsible authority. Licensing and public health Under the , a number of public bodies known as responsible authorities must be fully notified

2019 Public Health England

5. Meningococcal disease: guidance on public health management

Meningococcal disease: guidance on public health management Guidance for the public health management of meningococcal disease in the UK Updated February 2018 Guidance for Public Health Management of Meningococcal Disease in the UK: Updated February 2018 2 About Public Health England Public Health England exists to protect and improve the nation’s health and wellbeing, and reduce health inequalities. We do this through world-leading science, knowledge and intelligence, advocacy, partnerships (...) and the delivery of specialist public health services. We are an executive agency of the Department of Health and Social Care, and a distinct delivery organisation with operational autonomy. We provide government, local government, the NHS, Parliament, industry and the public with evidence-based professional, scientific and delivery expertise and support. Public Health England, Wellington House, 133-155 Waterloo Road, London SE1 8UG Tel: 020 7654 8000 www.gov.uk/phe Twitter: @PHE_uk Facebook: www.facebook.com

2019 Public Health England

6. Cyanobacteria and Drinking Water: Occurrence, Risks, Management and Knowledge Gaps for Public Health

Cyanobacteria and Drinking Water: Occurrence, Risks, Management and Knowledge Gaps for Public Health CYANOBACTERIA AND DRINKING WATER: OCCURRENCE, RISKS, MANAGEMENT AND KNOWLEDGE GAPS FOR PUBLIC HEALTH MARCH 2019 Prepared by: Juliette O’Keeffe National Collaborating Centre for Environmental Health Photo credit: Ake via rawpixelNational Collaborating Centre for Environmental Health 1 INTRODUCTION With warming temperatures due to climate change and increased nutrient loads to freshwater systems (...) of importance for public health (PH) professionals and others involved in water management in responding to current and future risks from cyanobacteria in drinking water. This review will outline: Key factors affecting the proliferation of cyanoblooms • The prevalence of cyanoblooms across Canada • The health effects from exposure to cyanotoxins and risks to drinking water supplies • The effectiveness of drinking water treatment for decreasing risks of exposure • Existing approaches to management

2019 National Collaborating Centre for Environmental Health

7. More talk than action: gender and ethnic diversity in leading public health universities. (PubMed)

More talk than action: gender and ethnic diversity in leading public health universities. Improving the career progression of women and ethnic minorities in public health universities has been a longstanding challenge, which we believe might be addressed by including staff diversity data in university rankings. We present findings from a mixed methods investigation of gender-related and ethnicity-related differences in career progression at the 15 highest ranked social sciences and public (...) health universities in the world, including an analysis of the intersection between sex and ethnicity. Our study revealed that clear gender and ethnic disparities remain at the most senior academic positions, despite numerous diversity policies and action plans reported. In all universities, representation of women declined between middle and senior academic levels, despite women outnumbering men at the junior level. Ethnic-minority women might have a magnified disadvantage because ethnic-minority

2019 Lancet

8. Public health interventions may offer society a return on investment of £14 for each £1 spent

Public health interventions may offer society a return on investment of £14 for each £1 spent Public health interventions may offer society a return on investment of £14 for each £1 spent Discover Portal Discover Portal Public health interventions may offer society a return on investment of £14 for each £1 spent Published on 18 July 2017 doi: Each £1 invested in public health interventions could offer an average return on investment to the wider health and social care economy of £14 (...) return, within 18 months. These findings apply to high-income countries. There are some limitations to the data, as a variety of calculation techniques were used and the quality of the included studies varied. However, these are unlikely to alter the direction or approximate size of these effects. The study shows how cost-effective public health interventions can be and should inspire future research into how to better implement what is already known. Share your views on the research. Why

2019 NIHR Dissemination Centre

9. Law enforcement and public health: recognition and enhancement of joined-up solutions. (PubMed)

Law enforcement and public health: recognition and enhancement of joined-up solutions. Public security and law enforcement have a crucial but often largely unacknowledged role in protecting and promoting public health. Although the security sector is a key partner in many specific public health programmes, its identity as an important part of the public health endeavour is rarely recognised. This absence of recognition has resulted in a generally inadequate approach to research (...) and investigation of ways in which law enforcement, especially police at both operational and strategic levels, can be effectively engaged to actively promote and protect public health as part of a broader multisectoral public health effort. However, the challenge remains to engage police to consider their role as one that serves a public health function. The challenge consists of overcoming the continuous and competitive demand for police to do so-called policing, rather than serve a broader public health

2019 Lancet

10. Mobile self-compassion programme for promotion of public mental health: a randomised controlled trial. (PubMed)

Mobile self-compassion programme for promotion of public mental health: a randomised controlled trial. 30674702 2019 01 24 1024-2708 25 Suppl 2 2019 Feb Hong Kong medical journal = Xianggang yi xue za zhi Hong Kong Med J Mobile self-compassion programme for promotion of public mental health: a randomised controlled trial. 15-17 Mak W Ws WW Department of Psychology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong. Wong C Cy CC Department of Psychology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong. Chan A Ty (...) AT Department of Psychology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong. Lau J Tf JT Jockey Club School of Public Health and Primary Care, The Chinese University of Hong Kong. eng Journal Article China Hong Kong Med J 9512509 1024-2708 2019 1 25 6 0 2019 1 25 6 0 2019 1 25 6 0 ppublish 30674702

2019 Hong Kong medical journal = Xianggang yi xue za zhi

11. Public health guidance on prevention and control of blood-borne viruses in prison settings

Public health guidance on prevention and control of blood-borne viruses in prison settings SCIENTIFIC ADVICE www.ecdc.europa.eu Public health guidance on prevention and control of blood-borne viruses in prison settings Prevention and control of communicable diseases in prison settingsECDC AND EMCDDA SCIENTIFIC ADVICE Public health guidance on prevention and control of blood-borne viruses in prison settings Prevention and control of communicable diseases in prison settings ii This report (...) also like to acknowledge Viktor Mravcik (Czech Republic), Daniela Rojas Castro and Laurent Michel (France), Margherita Errico (Italy), Patrick Hoffmann (Luxembourg), Erica Cardoso and Rui Morgado (Portugal), Sharon Hutchinson and Eamonn O’Moore (United Kingdom) for their contributions to the case studies presented in this guidance. Suggested citation: European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction. Public health guidance on prevention

2019 European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control - Public Health Guidance

12. Public health guidance on screening and vaccination for infectious diseases in newly arrived migrants within the EU/EEA

Public health guidance on screening and vaccination for infectious diseases in newly arrived migrants within the EU/EEA SCIENTIFIC ADVICE Public health guidance on screening and vaccination for infectious diseases in newly arrived migrants within the EU/EEA www.ecdc.europa.euECDC SCIENTIFIC ADVICE Public health guidance on screening and vaccination for infectious diseases in newly arrived migrants within the EU/EEA ii This report from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC (...) and strongyloidiasis. Charles Hui and Jessica Dunn led the systematic review and provided an initial draft of the chapter on vaccine-preventable diseases. Eric N. Agbata is a doctoral candidate for PhD in Methodology of Biomedical Research and Public Health (Department of Paediatrics, Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Preventive Medicine), Universidad Autònoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain. His contributions to the section on schistosomiasis and strongyloidiasis guidance will form part of his thesis. ECDC would

2019 European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control - Public Health Guidance

13. Public health guidance on HIV, hepatitis B and C testing in the EU/EEA

Public health guidance on HIV, hepatitis B and C testing in the EU/EEA SCIENTIFIC AD VICE www.ecdc.europa.eu Public health guidance on HIV, hepatitis B and C testing in the EU/EEA An integrated approachECDC SCIENTIFIC ADVICE Public health guidance on HIV, hepatitis B and C testing in the EU/EEA An integrated approach ii This guidance was commissioned by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), coordinated by Andrew J Amato-Gauci and Lara Tavoschi with the support of Helena (...) de Carvalho Gomes from ECDC and the ECDC Library, and produced by a consortium led by CHIP/Region H, Rigshospitalet, University of Copenhagen (CHIP/Region H) with Public Health England (PHE), St Stephen’s AIDS Trust (SSAT) and the European Aids Treatment Group (EATG), framework contract ECDC/2016/035. Authors Ann Sullivan, SSAT, Ayla van Ahee, Pallas Health Research and Consultancy (Pallas (HRC), Caroline Rae, SSAT, Dorthe Raben, CHIP/Region H, Rigshospitalet, Lauren Combs, CHIP/Region H, Lauren

2019 European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control - Public Health Guidance

14. Briefing paper 54: the public health implications of rising debt

Briefing paper 54: the public health implications of rising debt BRIEFING PAPER 54 October 2018 www.gcph.co.uk • Unsecure personal debt, including; credit cards, overdrafts and short-term loans, is at its highest level in the UK since before the 2008 economic recession; with the level projected to rise higher still in the coming years. • The high level of unsecure personal debt is related to the economy, labour market conditions, government policy and the re-emergence of irresponsible lending (...) practice. • Approximately 4.5 million borrowers with personal unsecure debt suffer moderate to severe ‘financial d istress’, experiencing financial difficu lties or other issues such as mental health problems from the strain of repaying their debts • The evidence reviewed makes clear the risks to public health; those with this form of debt are significantly more likel y to experience mental d isorders compared with the wider population and there are also proven links to worsened physical health

2019 Glasgow Centre for Population Health

15. Public health guidance in brief on HIV, hepatitis B and C testing in the EU/EEA

Public health guidance in brief on HIV, hepatitis B and C testing in the EU/EEA Suggested citation: European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. Public health guidance in brief on HIV, hepatitis B and C testing in the EU/EEA – An integrated approach. Stockholm: ECDC; 2018. Stockholm, December 2018 Reproduction is authorised, provided the source is acknowledged. PDF Print ISBN 978-92-9498-291-9 ISBN 978-92-9498-292-6 DOI 10.2900/809892 DOI 10.2900/579896 Catalogue number TQ-06-18-361-EN-N (...) Catalogue number TQ-06-18-361-EN-C © European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, Stockholm, 2018 Scope and purpose of guidance The ECDC guidance on integrated testing of hepatitis B (HBV), hepatitis C (HCV) and HIV supports countries in the global effort to combat viral hepatitis and eliminate HIV as public health threats by 2030. At present, reaching and testing those at risk of infection with HIV, HBV or HCV is still a public health challenge across Europe. Figure 1. The case for integrated

2019 European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control - Public Health Guidance

16. Evidence for the use of storytelling as a research tool in public health: its role in gaining insight into, and changing, public perceptions and behaviours. A protocol for a systematic narrative review

Evidence for the use of storytelling as a research tool in public health: its role in gaining insight into, and changing, public perceptions and behaviours. A protocol for a systematic narrative review Print | PDF PROSPERO This information has been provided by the named contact for this review. CRD has accepted this information in good faith and registered the review in PROSPERO. The registrant confirms that the information supplied for this submission is accurate and complete. CRD bears (...) be recalculated from mg/dL); Renal histological damage as assessed by Jablonski scale; continuous; Jablonski score. ">Data to be extracted: secondary outcome(s) Example: 1st author, year of publication, language, journal. ">Data to be extracted: other as well as a to meta-analysis of pre-clinical studies are available. Example: A meta‐analysis will be performed for all outcome measures reported in 10 or more articles. For subgroup analysis a minimum of 8 studies per subgroup is required. If meta‐analysis

2019 PROSPERO

17. Does for-profit health deliver better care compared to not-for-profit or public health care systems?

Does for-profit health deliver better care compared to not-for-profit or public health care systems? Print | PDF PROSPERO This information has been provided by the named contact for this review. CRD has accepted this information in good faith and registered the review in PROSPERO. The registrant confirms that the information supplied for this submission is accurate and complete. CRD bears no responsibility or liability for the content of this registration record, any associated files (...) . ">Data to be extracted: secondary outcome(s) Example: 1st author, year of publication, language, journal. ">Data to be extracted: other as well as a to meta-analysis of pre-clinical studies are available. Example: A meta‐analysis will be performed for all outcome measures reported in 10 or more articles. For subgroup analysis a minimum of 8 studies per subgroup is required. If meta‐analysis is not possible, data will be reported through a descriptive summary. ">Planned approach If a meta-analysis

2019 PROSPERO

18. Landslides and their impacts on public health: a systematic review

Landslides and their impacts on public health: a systematic review Print | PDF PROSPERO This information has been provided by the named contact for this review. CRD has accepted this information in good faith and registered the review in PROSPERO. The registrant confirms that the information supplied for this submission is accurate and complete. CRD bears no responsibility or liability for the content of this registration record, any associated files or external websites. Email salutation (e.g (...) outcome(s) Example: 1st author, year of publication, language, journal. ">Data to be extracted: other as well as a to meta-analysis of pre-clinical studies are available. Example: A meta‐analysis will be performed for all outcome measures reported in 10 or more articles. For subgroup analysis a minimum of 8 studies per subgroup is required. If meta‐analysis is not possible, data will be reported through a descriptive summary. ">Planned approach If a meta-analysis is planned , please specify

2019 PROSPERO

19. The evolving public health concerns regarding harmful gambling among youths in sub-Saharan Africa

The evolving public health concerns regarding harmful gambling among youths in sub-Saharan Africa Print | PDF PROSPERO This information has been provided by the named contact for this review. CRD has accepted this information in good faith and registered the review in PROSPERO. The registrant confirms that the information supplied for this submission is accurate and complete. CRD bears no responsibility or liability for the content of this registration record, any associated files or external (...) . ">Data to be extracted: secondary outcome(s) Example: 1st author, year of publication, language, journal. ">Data to be extracted: other as well as a to meta-analysis of pre-clinical studies are available. Example: A meta‐analysis will be performed for all outcome measures reported in 10 or more articles. For subgroup analysis a minimum of 8 studies per subgroup is required. If meta‐analysis is not possible, data will be reported through a descriptive summary. ">Planned approach If a meta-analysis

2019 PROSPERO

20. Using QCA to assess causal effects in public health evaluation research: a systematic review

Using QCA to assess causal effects in public health evaluation research: a systematic review Print | PDF PROSPERO This information has been provided by the named contact for this review. CRD has accepted this information in good faith and registered the review in PROSPERO. The registrant confirms that the information supplied for this submission is accurate and complete. CRD bears no responsibility or liability for the content of this registration record, any associated files or external (...) . ">Data to be extracted: secondary outcome(s) Example: 1st author, year of publication, language, journal. ">Data to be extracted: other as well as a to meta-analysis of pre-clinical studies are available. Example: A meta‐analysis will be performed for all outcome measures reported in 10 or more articles. For subgroup analysis a minimum of 8 studies per subgroup is required. If meta‐analysis is not possible, data will be reported through a descriptive summary. ">Planned approach If a meta-analysis

2019 PROSPERO