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Four Infographics looking at changes in Fife since the inception of the NHS in 1948.
The Scottish Government’s vision set out in A Healthier Future: Scotland’s Diet & Healthy Weight Delivery Plan is for a Scotland where everyone eats well and has a healthy weight. As announced by the First Minister in May 2018, the delivery plan includes a guiding ambition to halve childhood obesity by 2030. This a bold but necessary ambition to ensure that more of our children have a healthy weight, and avoid health complications later in life. Download the report here.
‘Not all Disabilities are Visible’ evaluates an equality campaign using ‘Grace’s Sign’ during the recent ‘What Matters To You Day’ at Victoria Hospital, Kirkcaldy, read the full report here.
Being overweight or obese increases the risk of a range of health conditions including Type II diabetes, heart disease and stroke and is the biggest cause of cancer after smoking.
This report updates previous key findings about the state of the Scottish diet, and provides new insights into consumer attitudes towards changing the food environment, and information on calories consumed from alcohol. Access the report here.
In May 2016, Holyrood Magazine introduced an imaginary child, Kirsty, who was born in one of the most disadvantaged communities in Scotland.1 They planned to watch how government policy might impact on her life chances. What if Kirsty were born in one of Fife’s more disadvantaged communities? How might we be working to help her fulfill her potential? The challenge is significant. Continue reading
This is a summary of a two-year investigation by the FrameWorks Institute, exploring public attitudes towards poverty in the UK. Continue reading
This report provides a great example of collaborative working in Fife with colleagues from NHS Fife, Fife Council and Fife Alcohol & Drug Partnership working together to provide an in-depth analysis of alcohol provision and alcohol related harm. Continue reading
Fife Centre for Equalities have published their winter report on equality in Fife which covers a wide range of local and national equality statistics with references to updated public data/surveys (NRS, ISD, SHS, EHRC, SCQF etc). Continue reading
The recent full rollout of Universal Credit in Fife, on 6th December 2017, saw the number of people aligned to this benefit greatly increase, following on from a staged rollout that had been operating for some years. Continue reading
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