Kings Fund Library Update

Health and Wellbeing Boards Bulletin:

Guidance, policy and research: District council’s contribution to public health

In partnership with District Councils’ Network, we have produced a set of slides that illustrate the key role played by district councils in keeping us healthy. Please feel free to use them in your office, in documents or presentations. These slides are based on ‘The district council contribution to public health: a time of challenge and opportunity’, an independent report written by The King’s Fund but commissioned by District Councils’ Network.

district_councils_public_health_jan_2015 These slides are based on The district council contribution to public health: a time of challenge and opportunity, an independent report written by The King’s Fund but commissioned by District Councils’ Network.

district-council-contribution-to-public-health-nov15 This report was commissioned by the District Councils’ Network (DCN) in 2015. Its intention is to contribute to the understanding, assessment and development of the role of district councils in improving the health of their citizens and communities. It focuses on district councils’ role in promoting public health through some of their key functions and enabling roles.


Making Every Contact Count (MECC) is an approach to behaviour change that utilises day to day interactions that organisations and individuals have with other people to support them in making positive changes to their physical and mental health and wellbeing. These documents support the local implementation of MECC activity and the development of training resources

Implementation guide: MECC_Implementation_guide_FINAL                                                         Training checklist: MECC_Training_quality_marker_checklist_FINAL


Public health outcomes framework: February 2016 data update

The framework concentrates on two high-level outcomes to be achieved across the public health system, and groups further indicators into four ‘domains’ that cover the full spectrum of public health. The outcomes reflect a focus not only on how long people live, but on how well they live at all stages of life. This update uses recent data to update indicators and includes equalities and inequalities breakdowns for some indicators.

Updated indicators:,3ZJS3,FLWRLY,EH34N,1

Public Health Outcomes:,3ZJS3,FLWRLY,EH34O,1


Health profiles: February 2016 data update

These profiles have been developed to improve availability and accessibility of health and health-related information and they provide a snapshot overview of health for each local authority in England. This update uses recent data to update some of the indicators.

Updated indicators:  Health_Profiles_online_tool_updates_February_2016                                     Public Health England:,3ZJS3,FLWRLY,EH36D,1


Combating loneliness: a guide for local authorities

There is growing recognition that loneliness is a serious problem, with far reaching implications, not just for individuals, but also for wider communities, which merits the attention of local authorities. Building on the latest evidence, this guide set out a range of actions for effectively combating loneliness.

Guide: Guide_ combating loneliness


Arts for health and wellbeing: an evaluation framework

The arts are increasingly recognised as having the potential to support health and wellbeing. However, in order for arts to be included in commissioning of health and social care services, there needs to be robust evidence of their effectiveness, impacts and costs. This document suggests a standard framework for reporting of project activities that will strengthen understanding of what works in specific contexts and enable realistic assessment and appropriate comparisons to be made between programmes.

Report: PHE_Arts_and_Health_Evaluation_FINAL
















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