Presentation on theme: "‘What is next for WNHSS; strengthening the role for research in practice’ Dr Julie Bishop Thursday 19 th March 2015 WNHSS – What Next?"— Presentation transcript:
‘What is next for WNHSS; strengthening the role for research in practice’ Dr Julie Bishop Thursday 19 th March 2015 WNHSS – What Next?
Welsh Network of Healthy School Schemes 1991 pilot between HPAW and CCW Development work in connection with ENHPS 1994/5 1999 Official Launch of WNHSS –Scheme in each local authority area of Wales –Over 99% of schools in Wales participate WNHSS – What Next?
Scheme Components Local assessment of progress National Quality Award Four domains –Leadership and communication; the curriculum; ethos and environment; family and community Seven Topics –Mental and emotional health and wellbeing; food and fitness; personal development and relationships; substance use and misuse; Environment; Safety and Hygiene WNHSS – What Next?
The Challenge Child Health Outcomes are not good –Highest rate of obesity in 4/5 year olds in any UK country and compared with any English region –Physical Inactivity is growing –Mental and emotional wellbeing, particularly in disadvantaged groups WNHSS – What Next?
Transforming Health Improvement in Wales The National Health Improvement Review would make recommendations regarding options for: The future direction of health improvement The most effective means of delivering health improvement programmes to achieve the most sustainable outcomes Opportunities to strengthen the interdisciplinary delivery of health improvement The role of Public Health Wales and other contributors in delivering health improvement. The recommendations will be submitted to the Minister for Health and Social Services by December 2012 WNHSS – What Next?
Implementation programme Designing a new approach, which –Focuses on action at a population level –Focuses on primary prevention –Is capable of being delivered through mainstream of existing programmes and services –Is capable of achieving change at scale –Will reduce health inequalities WNHSS – What Next?
WNHSS – What Next? Health Outcomes Reducing Smoking Prevalence Reducing Alcohol and Drug Related Harm Reducing Overweight and Obesity Increasing Physical Activity Improving Mental Wellbeing and Resilience Health Communication, Engagement and mobilisation Healthy NHS Framework Health at Work Healthy Communities Framework Welsh Network of Health Promoting School Schemes Early Years Settings Framework Multi-Level System Wide Alignment Policy National Bodies; Programmes and Services Local System Leadership (Local Public Health Teams) Framework for Health Improvement
Building on Our Existing Assets Schools feature heavily in the international evidence base Healthy Schools type approaches (multi- level action) have an impact The impact is small but important at a population level Universal approach is important in reducing inequalities WNHSS – What Next?
Working Differently Alignment across policy areas and programmes agreed outcomes Agreeing benchmarks (what does good look like?) Identifying and sharing best practice Access to support; tools; guidance Measurement and evaluation WNHSS – What Next?
How can SHRN help? Strengthening the evidence base on health outcomes Developing the evidence base on health impact on educational outcomes Tracking change to school environments – are we making a difference? Understanding impact on pupil and staff outcomes Building skills in using research evidence in practice WNHSS – What Next?