Updates to Public Health Outcomes Framework 2016 to 2019 (Department of Health / BBC News)

Summary

The original Public Health Outcomes Framework (PHOF) specified desired outcomes for public health. It concentrated on:

  1. Increasing healthy life expectancy.
  2. Reducing health inequalities and differences in life expectancy.
  3. Reducing inequalities in the healthy life expectancy between communities.

A new document updates the precise outcome(s) specifications and elaborates on how these outcomes can be measured:

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Reference

Public Health Outcomes Framework 2016 to 2019. London [Online]: Department of Health, August 16th 2016.

This relates to:

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Reference

Improving outcomes and supporting transparency. Part 2: summary technical specifications of public health indicators. Updated August 2016. London: Department of Health, August 2016.

Childhood Obesity Strategy

Contemporary developments, of likely interest. The plan for reducing England’s rate of childhood obesity over the next 10 years involves encouraging the food industry to cut the amount of sugar in food and drinks; and helping primary school children to eat more healthily and be more physically active.

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Reference

Mundasad, S. (2016). Childhood obesity: doctors criticise ‘weak’ government strategy.  London: BBC Health News, August 18th 2016.

This relates to:

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Reference

Childhood obesity: a plan for action. London: Department of Health, August 2016.

Further analysis / commentary:

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Reference

Pym, H. (2016). Obesity plan – step in the right direction or missed opportunity? London: BBC Health News, August 18th 2016.

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