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The Scottish Public Health Observatory (ScotPHO). Update for Grampian 16 April 2008 Colin Fischbacher, NSS Information Services David Gordon, NHS Health Scotland. Overview. Background Outputs Networks Future Discussion. Background. Purpose & aims Who are we?. Purpose and aims.

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    1. The Scottish Public Health Observatory (ScotPHO) Update for Grampian 16 April 2008 Colin Fischbacher, NSS Information Services David Gordon, NHS Health Scotland

    2. Overview • Background • Outputs • Networks • Future • Discussion

    3. Background • Purpose & aims • Who are we?

    4. Purpose and aims • Bring together the observatory (descriptive epidemiology) functions of national public health organisations in Scotland • Collaborate to improve public health information provision • Make routine information more accessible • Provide a focus for new routine information development  • Provide interpretation to enable appropriate and effective information use to support decision making Reduce duplication – add value – maximise benefit

    5. Who are we? Association of Public Health Observatories of UK and Ireland Scottish Neighbourhood Statistics Scottish Public health Network Future Scottish Networks? PHINS & website users ScotPHO Collaboration General Register Office for Scotland NHS 24 Health Scotland Information Services (ISD Scotland) Health Protection Scotland Glasgow Centre for Population Health Scottish Government

    6. Outputs • Web : overview / structure / content • Reports • Other outputs • Developmental • Profiles

    7. Website (www.scotpho.org.uk) • Launched December 2005 • 2m hits per year • 2,500 successful ‘real’ page requests/day • Initial range of public health topics • New topics to be added this year: • injuries, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, asthma, liver disease, prison health, children & adolescents, healthy life expectancy • Scotland and European Health for All database • + all reports • + profiles

    8. Website structure • Behaviour • Clinical risk factors • Life circumstances • Population groups • Comparative health • Population dynamics • Health, wellbeing & disease • Resources • Publications

    9. Website topic contents Tobacco Use • Key points • Introduction • Policy context • Data • Key data sources • Key references • Useful links

    10. Website popular topic areas • Community profiles 18% of 140k page hits • Health for All database 8% • Suicide 4% • Tobacco use 4% • Diet and nutrition 4% • Coronary heart disease 3% • Reports and papers 3% • Mental health 3% • Alcohol 3% • Overview of key data sources 3% Period: July to September 2007

    11. Smoking prevalence

    12. Reports • Tobacco atlas (published July 2007) • Obesity in Scotland (published September 2007) • Measuring Inequalities report (published September 2007) • Tobacco epidemiology briefing (published March 2008) • Alcohol survey trends and validity (Spring 2008) • Mental health & wellbeing indicators for Scotland (Spring 2008) • Sexual health epidemiology briefing (Summer 2008) • Physical activity survey trends and validity (Summer 2008) • Rural health report (Autumn 2008)

    13. Other outputs • Weekly news alerts • Bi-annual newsletter

    14. Developmental • Housing regeneration (GCPH, ISD, HS, University of Glasgow) • Healthy life expectancy (ISD, GROS) • Measuring inequalities (ISD, GROS, SG) • Scottish Health Survey redesign & knowledge, attitudes, motivation module (HS, ISD) • Links to effectiveness evidence sources

    15. Health and Wellbeing Profiles for Community Health Partnerships

    16. Aims • Provide organisations and communities with up-to-date and locally-relevant public health intelligence • Highlight health and social inequalities • Show trends in key indicators • Provide local level information for targeting resources and priority-setting • Develop knowledge of the complex nature of health and its determinants

    17. Background (1) • ISD – Scotland wide profiles [to be published end of June 2008] • Glasgow Centre for Population Health - Glasgow and Clyde (10 CHPs) detailed profiles [published] • NHS Health Scotland – Spotlight on children and young people reports [2009] • Scottish Neighbourhood Statistics – data repository

    18. Background (2) • Scope: health and wellbeing of the population NOT performance management • Consultation completed • CHP level and sub-CHP level (including IZ) • Statistically robust • Variety of presentation methods

    19. Outputs • On ScotPHO website as: • Web-based PDFs: graphs and interpretation (Scotland overview and individual CHP reports) • Spine graphs, time trends, rank charts, maps and commentaries • Online tool to produce spine graphs, time trends and rank charts from the underlying data in an interactive way for small areas • All the data and geographies on SNS with a “ScotPHO profiles data download” facility • Possibly add the data to the interactive profiler on ScotPHO • PDFs mailed out • Local presentations

    20. Networks • Registered users • PHINS

    21. Future : Workplan Website improvements (new sections, accessibility, better graphing) CHP health and wellbeing profiles Health inequalities tracking tool A focus on alcohol-related research 5-country analysis of injuries 12 years of Health Education Population Survey Population diversity in Scotland Mental health and wellbeing indicators for children & young people Scoping potential review of children and young people’s health in surveys

    22. Future: direction • Website: capacity, timeliness, quality • Networks: - how to develop and support PH intelligence community? - how to link efficiently & productively with national & regional networks? - developing deeper links with UK and European networks? • Outputs: what will be needed in 2010/11?

    23. Discussion • What do you think of our progress thus far? • What should our future direction(s) be?