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Local Authorities and the Social Determinants of Health

Edited by Adrian Bonner

Published

14 Oct 2020

Page count

272 pages

ISBN

978-1447356240

Dimensions

234 x 156 mm

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Policy Press

Published

14 Oct 2020

Page count

272 pages

ISBN

978-1447356233

Dimensions

234 x 156 mm

Imprint

Policy Press

Published

14 Oct 2020

Page count

272 pages

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978-1447356264

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    Local Authorities and the Social Determinants of Health

    Centre for Partnering

    As many social inequalities widen, this is a crucial survey of local authorities’ evolving role in health, social care and wellbeing.

    Health and social and public policy experts review structural changes in provision and procurement, and explore social determinants of health including intergenerational needs and housing. With detailed assessments of regional disparities and case studies of effective strategies and interventions from local authorities, this collaborative study addresses complex issues (Wicked Issues), considers where responsibility for wellbeing lies and points the way to future policy-making.

    The Centre for Partnering (CfP) is a key outcome of this innovative review along with Bonner’s previous work Social Determinants of Health (2017).

    “An engaging and informative overview of local authorities and the social determinants of health, which combines current issues with local examples to demonstrate how things have been done in practice.” Christina Cooper, Northumbria University

    Adrian Bonner is Honorary Professor at the University of Stirling, and a consultant in community-based research for The Salvation Army. He was formerly Director of the Addictive Behaviour Group, in the Centre for Health Service Studies at the University of Kent.

    Foreword ~ Rhodri Williams QC

    Prologue

    Key Socio-political Changes Affecting the Health and Wellbeing of People ~ Adrian Bonner

    Part 1: Health, Social Care and Community Wellbeing

    Introduction ~ Adrian Bonner

    Deaths of Despair: Probable Causes and Possible Cures ~ Harry Burns

    The Role of English Local Authorities in Addressing the Social Determinants of Health: A Public Health Perspective ~ Jeanelle de Gruchy and Jim McManus

    Health and Social Care Systems ~ Anna Coleman, Jolanta Shields and Tim Gilling

    Strictly Come Partnering: Are Health and Wellbeing Boards the Answer? ~ David J Hunter

    Part 2: The Role of Local Authorities in Promoting Health and Wellbeing in the Community

    Introduction ~ Lord Graham Tope

    Devolution and Localism: Metropolitan Authorities ~ Paul Dennett and Jacquie Russell

    Wider Determinants of Health - Housing, Environment, Economy and Education more Important than Access to Healthcare: The Importance of Prevention and Early Intervention ~ Ruth Dombey and Adrian Bonner

    Inequalities in Health and Wellbeing across the UK: A Local North East Perspective ~ Edward Kunonga, Gillian Gibson and Catherine Parker

    Cultural Change and the Evolution of Community Governance: A North West England Perspective ~ Katie Arden, Keith Cunliffe and Penny Cook

    Part 3: Local Authority Commissioning

    Introduction ~ Mark Cook

    The Changing Landscape of Local Authority Commissioning ~ Dave Ayre.

    The Power and Value of Relationships in Local Authorities’ and Central Government Funding Encouraging Culture Change ~ Richard Smith

    The Challenges Facing Local Authorities in Supporting Children and Families ~ Gayle Munro and Keith Clements

    The Cost of Care if you Don’t Own your Home ~ Glenda Roberts

    The Human, Learning, Systems approach to Commissioning in Complexity ~ Toby Lowe, Max French and Melissa Hawkins

    Part 4: The Third Sector

    Introduction ~ Alison Navarro

    Commissioning and Social Determinants: Evidence and Opportunities ~ Chris Fox and Chris O’Leary

    Future Generations: The Role of Community-based Organisations in Supporting Young People ~ Adam Bonner

    Healthier Individuals and Reinvigorated Healthier Communities are Unachievable through the Hard and Soft Structures of the Commissioner/Provider Statutory approach without the Third Sector ~ Tony Thornton, Tony Chasteauneuf and Dean Pallant

    Mutuality in the Public, Private and Third Sectors ~ Richard Simmons.

    Part 5: Socio Economic Political Perspectives

    Introduction ~ Lord Peter Hain

    Rules and Regulations: Relaxation of the Regulatory Framework ~ Mike Bennett

    The Health of Scottish Housing Policy ~ Isobel Anderson

    Devolution of Cities and Local Communities ~ Catherine Farrell, Jennifer Law and Steve Thomas

    Steadying the Swinging Pendulum: How Can we Combine the Best Aspects of Competing Approaches to Public Service Delivery? ~ Nigel Ball

    Conclusion: Future Responses of Local Authorities to Socio Political Cultural Development ~ Adrian Bonner