Fourth People’s Health Assembly taking place 15-19 November 2018 in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Civil society mobilization and policy dialogue for health equity and accountable national and global governance for health.
This summary explores public attitudes towards poverty in the UK. It recommends a set of tested strategies to build a deeper understanding of how poverty happens and the changes needed to address it.
The Scottish Expert Advisory Panel on the Collaborative Economy Report recommends a number of specific and general actions for Scotland to take advantage of the growing use of digital, collaborative platforms and tackle some of the challenges they can pose in certain sectors.
Evidence and analysis that informed the work of the Scottish Expert Advisory Panel on the Collaborative Economy
Local Authority-level Fuel Poverty estimates from the latest available Scottish House Condition Survey data covering 2014-2016
This WHO Tracker has been developed as part of WHO Watch. WHO Watch is sponsored by a group of international NGOs and social movements including the People's Health Movement (PHM).
This paper presents the latest analysis by the Scottish Government of the implications for Scotland’s economy if the UK exits the European Union. Our conclusions are stark: Brexit will significantly w
The latest edition of what remains the leading source for radical analysis in healthcare.
This briefing paper proposes and discusses seven principles for effective social interventions and social regeneration, based on the GCPH evaluation of Sistema Scotland’s Big Noise programme.
The economic crisis that hit Italy has posed threats to Italians’ mental health and wellbeing, with a higher impact on young male populations. As further evidence from prospective studies is accumulating, our findings suggest strengthened primary and secondary prevention interventions should be planned and implemented by the Italian NHS so as to counter economic downturns’ impact on health
The climb-down came after ahead of a deadline for notice to appeal to the UK Supreme Court.
New independent body to hold system “to account”.
The links between socioeconomic circumstances & health have been extensively studied in Britain but surprisingly few studies consider lay perspectives.
Prolonged residential instability after separation could lead to instability for individuals in other life domains (e.g. psychological wellbeing, children’s schooling, access to friendship networks, post-separation socio-economic status).
The economic growth projects have "significant" problems, the chairman of a Holyrood committee says.
Can today's crisis in mental health be seen as the result of neoliberalism, the 2007/08 financial crisis and the austerity policies that followed?
Blogs from research project aimed at transforming public policy through economic democracy
When writer Amy McTighe had a miscarriage on a visit to Iraq, it gave her unexpected insights into her own situation.
Welfare scheme a ‘significant risk’ to public spending, warns Office for Budget Responsibility
ONE of Nicola Sturgeon's closest advisors has called for the rich to be taxed in order to fund a basic 'citizens' income' for the poor in Scotland.
If we stand together against powerful special interests we can eliminate poverty, increase life expectancy and tackle climate change, writes US senator Bernie Sanders
In line with the recommendations of the 2015 Public Health Review, the 2016 Health & Social Care Delivery Plan highlights the importance of improving the public’s health through a concerted, sustained
Why some corporations are quick to respond to criticism, and others hide away.
Independent body will check that changes preserve human rights before Holyrood gets vote
It's time to end the sausagefest.
In the midst of the cut and thrust of debate around Brexit, it is noticeable how demonised the concept of human rights has become in certain quarters.
An explosion of "self-pay" procedures is the beginning of the end
The long read: Work has ruled our lives for centuries, and it does so today more than ever. But a new generation of thinkers insists there is an alternative
Historically, we’ve never been able to rely on Westminster for protection. With the loss of the EU charter, we’ll be vulnerable once again, says human rights lawyer Jonathan Cooper OBE
The political upheavals and populist incursions of the past few years owe much to widespread perceptions of inequality and economic injustice in advanced economies.
Winter reality for homeless people
Growing numbers of people are using food banks to feed themselves and their families. But many areas where residents face a high risk of food poverty are under-serviced.
People understand different things by this term, and the arguments don’t divide along predictable partisan lines, either.
'How do we work together to grow Glasgow as a critical city?' Inspired by radical municipalism, the SANE collective aims to nurture a process that could turn constructive dialogue into effective action.
University of Stirling Wed 14 March 2018 11:30 – 13:30 GMT Dr Bernie Pauly, Associate Professor, School of Nursing/Scientist Canadian institute of Substance Use Research (CISUR), University of Victoria, Canada; and Honorary Professor, University of Stirling.
Sue Palmer Writer and consultant on literacy and child development, Chair of Upstart Scotland '21st century children - the state of play'
Understanding Society welcomes applications from students with an interest in studying the relationship between demographic change and poverty and inequality for its new PhD studentship, starting in September 2018.
The Violence Prevention Public Health Group was established by the Scottish Directors of Public Health in 2016 to: to improve work to prevent violence through Public Health action; to share experience