The Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) study in England

February 12th, 2020|

On the 23rd January the latest findings from the Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) study for England were published. The HBSC England national report can be accessed here. The HBSC study is an international study conducted in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO).

Stevenage Healthy Hub

December 10th, 2019|

The development of the Stevenage Healthy Hub was informed by the Stevenage Health Profile, Hertfordshire Joint Strategic Needs Assessment and Public Health Outcomes Framework.  This collective data enabled Stevenage to focus on a number of their strategic health improvement priorities from a system-wide perspective,

PH work: Cancer Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA)

September 26th, 2019|

As a Registrar in Public Health we are fortunate to have the opportunity to work on a variety of projects in our service placements.  One of the projects I have been working on is the Cancer Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA). It is a statutory

Six months in Public Health

July 10th, 2019|

I am writing this blog as I approach the end of six months working within the Public Health directorate at Hertfordshire County Council. As I reflect on the time I have spent here, this opportunity has brought me so much in knowledge, experience and exposure.

Population health: The Emperor’s new clothes?

June 20th, 2019|

The blog post last month from Hertfordshire’s Director of Public Health, Jim McManus, 'Population Health: What’s (not) in a name?', articulated the key issues that should keep all of us within public health on track when considering population health. Avoid confusion with clear use

Population Health: What’s (not) in a name?

May 2nd, 2019|

Prof. Jim McManus DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC HEALTH Hertfordshire County Council Vice-President, Association of Directors of Public Health UK Population Health as a concept and a title has become the flavour of the month. Up and down the country, there has been an

Children’s Mental Health Week

April 2nd, 2019|

Dr Harriet Edmondson Public Health Registrar The Children’s Mental Health week took place nationally from the 4th-10thFebruary. This was followed shortly afterwards by the Feeling Good Week in Hertfordshire from 11-17thFebruary which aimed to promote emotional wellbeing for children and young people

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