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Welfare Reform on the Web (March 2000): Public Health - UK

IMPROVING HIMPS: THE EARLY LESSONS

I. Carruthers, J. Shapiro and T. Knight

Birmingham: Health Services Management Centre, University of Birmingham, 1999 (Research report; no. 35)

Report presents an assessment of the evolution and development of Health Improvement Plans in 1998 based on case studies in seven health authorities in England.

ONE STEP AT A TIME

W. Moore

Health Service Journal, vol. 109, Nov. 25th 1999, p. 12-13

Reports on the likely impact of government measures such as increased child benefit and pensions, the national minimum wage and the children's tax credit on health inequalities in the UK.

REGENERATION GAME

B. Millar

Health Service Journal, vol. 109, Nov. 11th 1999, p. 26-27

Describes how Redbridge and Waltham Forest Health Authority bid successfully for single regeneration budget funds to tackle health inequalities in its most deprived districts. Funding will be used to improve access to jobs and training in the local health and social care industry, improve access to primary care services, co-ordinate the public health response and build capacity.

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