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Local Authorities and the Social Determinants of Health

Edited by Adrian Bonner

Published

14 Oct 2020

Page count

486 pages

ISBN

978-1447356240

Dimensions

234 x 156 mm

Imprint

Policy Press

Published

14 Oct 2020

Page count

486 pages

ISBN

978-1447356233

Dimensions

234 x 156 mm

Imprint

Policy Press

Published

14 Oct 2020

Page count

486 pages

ISBN

978-1447356264

Dimensions

Imprint

Policy Press

Published

14 Oct 2020

Page count

486 pages

ISBN

978-1447356264

Dimensions

Imprint

Policy Press
Local Authorities and the Social Determinants of Health

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).

“Reducing health inequalities requires action in local government on the conditions in which people are born, grow, live, work and age. Read this book and be encouraged at the level of commitment and action that is happening already.” Michael Marmot, UCL Institute of Health Equity

“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

From Front-line Defence to Back-foot Retreat: The Diminishment of Local Government’s Role in Social Health Outcomes ~ 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