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Health Needs Assessments

Background:
Suffolk is a relatively wealthy county, with areas of deprivation in some town centres and rural areas. The rural population is older than in urban areas due to the younger population moving towards urban centres for education and job opportunities.

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Background:
Estimates show that Suffolk has population of about 1500 Gypsies and Travellers and 1200 Romas. These communities have a history of suffering racism and discrimination. They have poor life expectancy and an attitude of fatalism to health and healthcare....Read more

Background:
It is well known that homeless people have worse health, suffer discrimination and have poor access to services.

What was the problem?
PHAST was commissioned by Suffolk County council to consider the means by which homelessness...Read more

Background:
The Buckinghamshire Public Health Team commissioned PHAST to carry out five reviews of the evidence base to inform their future work.

What was the problem?
PHAST was asked to review approaches to engage men in preventive health...Read more

Background:
A county in England sought to better understand how to improve the lives of children and young people receiving mental health services, or in the care of the local authority, or both. 

What was the problem?
The numbers of children...Read more

Background:
The Public Health team in Buckinghamshire CC requested a needs assessment of maternity services. 

What was the problem?
Both Public Health and maternity commissioners wanted a more detailed picture of maternity provision...Read more

Background:
A county in England sought to better understand how to improve the lives of children and young people receiving mental health services, or in the care of the local authority, or both. 

What was the problem?
The numbers of children...Read more

The London Borough of Newham commissioned PHAST to prepare updates to sections of the joint strategic needs assessment, covering cardiovascular disease, diabetes, mental health, sexual health, cancer, children and young people, respiratory disease and alcohol. A team of PHAST associates carried out the project, aiming for a web-friendly and flexible product of practical use to the client. Tom Dent led the project and presented on it at the Associates’ meeting on 20 June 2013.Read more

Background:

‘There can be no health without mental health’ (WHO, 2004). This statement highlights the increasing emphasis placed on psychiatric disorders and mental ill health as a global public heath concern.
In the UK it is estimated that over 1,...Read more

Objective

The City of London Corporation appointed PHAST to undertake research into the current and future public health and primary healthcare needs of City of London (City) workers.
The primary objectives were to analyse existing datasets, engage key stakeholders...Read more

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About PHAST

The Public Health Action Support Team (PHAST) is a Community Interest Company that can call on over 100 qualified, experienced public health professionals (Associates).

Our Associates provide high quality, innovative, rapid results in consultancy, training, interim staff, and deliver projects related to public health, commissioning, administration and delivery.

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