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PHM Scotland Newsletter (May 2018)

Below you'll find a great range of events, reports, articles and blogs that we've seen over the last month we think you might like.

Report: Knowledge is Power -Equalising power r'ships through community-led action research

Report: Knowledge is Power -Equalising power r'ships through community-led action research

In recent times, the benefits of independent community-led action
have increasingly been recognised and, across social policy in Scotland,
we now speak the language of ‘community empowerment’.
But where do ideas start? How do communities equip themselves with the
knowledge they need to make sure their efforts make the most valuable
differences? And how can they get the information they need?

scdc.org.uk
Book: Social Sustainability, Climate Resilience and Community-Based Urban Development

Book: Social Sustainability, Climate Resilience and Community-Based Urban Development

Urban communities around the world face increased stress from natural disasters linked to climate change, and other urban pressures. They need to grow rapidly stronger in order to cope, adapt and flourish. Strong social networks and social cohesion can be more important for a community’s resilience than the actual physical structures of a city.

routledge.com
PHM Statement (4th May 2018)

PHM Statement (4th May 2018)

PHM condemns in the strongest terms recent Israeli violent actions against Palestinian people in the Gaza strip and in the West Bank, in particular the unrestrained use of force, including lethal means, against peaceful protesters, journalists and medical personnel.

twitter.com
The Alternatives - Global Perspectives for Healthier Lives - Health Poverty Action

The Alternatives - Global Perspectives for Healthier Lives - Health Poverty Action

On the 16th April, we held an event in London called “The Alternatives – Global Perspectives for Healthier Lives”. Our current system is failing to ensure good health and well-being for all. In light

healthpovertyaction.org
Minutes: Scottish Parliament Cross Party Group on Health Inequalities: Fuel Poverty

Minutes: Scottish Parliament Cross Party Group on Health Inequalities: Fuel Poverty

The Cross Party Group on Health Inequalities met on 3rd May 2018 to discuss the relationship between fuel poverty and health inequalities.

vhscotland.org.uk
Report: A new generational contract

Report: A new generational contract

The Intergenerational Commission was convened by the Resolution Foundation to explore questions of intergenerational fairness that have risen up the national agenda.

resolutionfoundation.org
Report: Health as a Social Movement: Theory into Practice

Report: Health as a Social Movement: Theory into Practice

Six vanguard sites across the UK are working to transform their communities

neweconomics.org
Report: Talking about poverty in the UK - what works?

Report: Talking about poverty in the UK - what works?

A ten-step guide to communicating more effectively about UK poverty.

jrf.org.uk
Report: People’s Health Movement Background and Commentary on Items coming before WHA71

Report: People’s Health Movement Background and Commentary on Items coming before WHA71

As part of its contribution to WHO Watch, the People’s Health Movement prepares a commentary on the meetings of WHO’s global governing bodies.

ghwatch.org
Book: Fully Coherent Plan by David Shrigley

Book: Fully Coherent Plan by David Shrigley

Concerned about the breakdown of society? Fear not: artist David Shrigley has a plan … Shrigley points politely towards the ridiculous and arbitrary nature of the societal strictures by which we all abide and from which he seems so blissfully free

canongate.co.uk
Research: Red tape saves lives: fire service, tombstone legislation & deregulating safety

Research: Red tape saves lives: fire service, tombstone legislation & deregulating safety

Shane Ewen shows how great improvements in public fire safety are at risk in an age where successive governments are on a mission to cut funding.

historyandpolicy.org
Research: World-first synthesis of globalization effects on people and planet

Research: World-first synthesis of globalization effects on people and planet

Researchers have compiled a world-first conclusive synthesis of the environmental and social impacts of globalization -- using sophisticated computation to provide a bird's eye view of the displacement of wealth-driven consumption into offshore production -- highlighting effects such as child labor.

sciencedaily.com
Research: UNICEF 'muted' on tobacco control for children

Research: UNICEF 'muted' on tobacco control for children

The tobacco industry manipulated the renowned children's rights agency UNICEF for more than a dozen years, from 2003 until at least 2016, during which time UNICEF's focus on children's rights to a tobacco-free life was reduced, according to previously secret documents recently uncovered.

sciencedaily.com
Podcast: Katherine Trebeck discusses her ideas for Scotland's "post-growth" future

Podcast: Katherine Trebeck discusses her ideas for Scotland's "post-growth" future

Economy expert Katherine Trebeck discusses her ideas for Scotland's post-growth future with the economist and former SNP MP George Kerevan and CommonSpace editor Ben Wray.

soundcloud.com
News: What Companies Can Learn From Successful Social Movements

News: What Companies Can Learn From Successful Social Movements

This is true when we’re trying to deliver to clients on time, and it’s true when we’re trying to turn the world toward cleaner energy, or open our doors and hearts to the less fortunate.

forbes.com
News: It Takes Amazon's Boss Under 10 Seconds To Earn Median Amazon Employee Annual Wage

News: It Takes Amazon's Boss Under 10 Seconds To Earn Median Amazon Employee Annual Wage

Let's do some math.

time.com
News: Arizona Teachers Show Link Between Tax Cuts and Underfunded Schools

News: Arizona Teachers Show Link Between Tax Cuts and Underfunded Schools

The state’s teachers go on strike, calling for a ban on tax cuts until education funding reaches national average.

inequality.org
Opinion | Universal Basic Income Didn’t Fail in Finland. Finland Failed It.

Opinion | Universal Basic Income Didn’t Fail in Finland. Finland Failed It.

Instead of ending its pilot project, the government should reframe it and expand it.

nytimes.com
Blog: Steven Pinker’s ideas are fatally flawed. These eight graphs show why.

Blog: Steven Pinker’s ideas are fatally flawed. These eight graphs show why.

It’s time to reclaim the mantle of “Progress” for progressives.

opendemocracy.net
Blog/Opinion Piece: Why Scotland must set a target of net zero emissions

Blog/Opinion Piece: Why Scotland must set a target of net zero emissions

By Tom Ballantine, Chair of Stop Climate Chaos Scotland

heraldscotland.com
News: The racist killing of Altab Ali 40 years ago today

News: The racist killing of Altab Ali 40 years ago today

Hammer attacks, punctured lungs, slashed faces... far-right groups inflicted a decade of violence on East London’s Bengali communities. In the deadly year of 1978 Bengali youth began the fightback.

opendemocracy.net
News: London Marathon saw 89 per cent drop in air pollution

News: London Marathon saw 89 per cent drop in air pollution

A section of the London Marathon route saw an 89 per cent drop in air pollution on race day, according to new figures.

standard.co.uk
News: In Britain, Austerity Is Changing Everything

News: In Britain, Austerity Is Changing Everything

After eight years of budget cutting, Britain is looking less like the rest of Europe and more like the United States, with a shrinking welfare state and spreading poverty.

nytimes.com
News: Child mortality rate 'one and a half times higher in England than in Sweden'

News: Child mortality rate 'one and a half times higher in England than in Sweden'

More than 6,000 fewer children would have died between 2003 and 2012 if England’s rate had been the same as Sweden’s, researchers said

theguardian.com
Conference: Innovations for Universal Health Coverage (UHC)

Conference: Innovations for Universal Health Coverage (UHC)

The aim of the Innovation for UHC Collaboration is to find ways to leverage the transformational potential of these innovations and accelerate progress towards achieving UHC in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC) in Asia and Africa.

uhcinnovation.com
Event: Take One Action Film Festival - Not Without Us

Event: Take One Action Film Festival - Not Without Us

A rousing documentary immersing viewers in the moving, personal journeys of seven grassroots campaigners from around the world as they attempt to harness the only force that can prevent catastrophic climate change: the will of the people.

cca-glasgow.com
Event: Realising the health benefits of cleaner air

Event: Realising the health benefits of cleaner air

Join us in Glasgow on Clean Air Day for a discussion on the air quality crisis in Scotland and Glasgow, one of the UK’s most polluted cities, the solutions for tackling it and the large health benefits that could be realised in the process.

eventbrite.co.uk
Event: SANE presents...WTF is Neoliberalism?

Event: SANE presents...WTF is Neoliberalism?

despite being the dominant political story of our time, Neoliberalism is rarely discussed amongst the population. This 11-session course is a response to this state of affairs. WTF is Neoliberalism operates in two parts. Part 1 has six classes running from the 9th of May to the 18th of July (every second week). Part 2 has five classes from September to December.

cca-glasgow.com
Event: Governing Global Health: Who Runs the World and Why?

Event: Governing Global Health: Who Runs the World and Why?

During her inaugural lecture, Professor Devi Sridhar will take a closer look at the historical rationale for investing in global health, the role of governance in guiding this investment, how we can work together as a global community through international institutions and finally who pays for these efforts.

eventbrite.co.uk
Event: The Poverty and Inequality Commission Annual Public Meeting 2018

Event: The Poverty and Inequality Commission Annual Public Meeting 2018

The public meeting will focus on the themes of wealth, household income and household expenditure and the Commission has invited a number of guest speakers, including the Poverty Truth Commission, the Resolution Foundation, and Jack Monroe (best-selling author of ‘A Girl Called Jack), to bring their perspectives to those themes.

eventbrite.co.uk