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Health policies, systems and management in high-income countries

Section edited by Bianca Brijnath

This section aims to publish studies looking at the impact of health policies, practices and interventions on communities in high-income countries.

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  1. Content type: Research article

    Comprehensive smoke-free policy in the alcohol and other drug (AOD) setting provides an opportunity to reduce tobacco related harms among clients and staff. This study aimed to examine within AOD services: sta...

    Authors: Eliza Skelton, Billie Bonevski, Flora Tzelepis, Anthony Shakeshaft, Ashleigh Guillaumier, Adrian Dunlop, Sam McCrabb and Kerrin Palazzi

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:87

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    For the prevention and control of chronic diseases, two strategies are frequently highlighted: that public health should be evidence based, and that it should develop a multisectoral approach. At the end of a ...

    Authors: Cornelia Guell, Roger Mackett and David Ogilvie

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:17

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  3. Content type: Research article

    As public opinion is an important part of the health equity policy agenda, it is important to assess public opinion around potential policy interventions to address health inequities. We report on public opini...

    Authors: Maritt Kirst, Ketan Shankardass, Sonica Singhal, Aisha Lofters, Carles Muntaner and Carlos Quiñonez

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:7

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Contemporary food systems are vast and complex, creating greater distance between consumers and their food. Consequently, consumers are required to put faith in a system of which they have limited knowledge or...

    Authors: Elizabeth Withall, Annabelle M. Wilson, Julie Henderson, Emma Tonkin, John Coveney, Samantha B. Meyer, Jacinta Clark, Dean McCullum, Rachel Ankeny and Paul R. Ward

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2016 16:1241

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Varicella is a highly infectious disease with a significant public health and economic burden, which can be prevented with childhood routine varicella vaccination. Vaccination strategies differ by country. Som...

    Authors: Katsiaryna Holl, Christophe Sauboin, Emanuele Amodio, Paolo Bonanni and Giovanni Gabutti

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2016 16:1103

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Little is known about the effectiveness of Housing First (HF) among ethnic minority groups, despite its growing popularity for homeless adults experiencing mental illness. This randomized controlled trial test...

    Authors: Vicky Stergiopoulos, Agnes Gozdzik, Vachan Misir, Anna Skosireva, Aseefa Sarang, Jo Connelly, Adam Whisler and Kwame McKenzie

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2016 16:1110

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  7. Content type: Research article

    To stimulate physical activity (PA) and guide primary care patients towards local PA facilities, Care Sport Connectors (CSC), to whom a broker role has been ascribed, were introduced in 2012 in the Netherlands...

    Authors: Karlijn E. F. Leenaars, Annemiek M. E. Florisson, Eva Smit, Annemarie Wagemakers, Gerard R. M. Molleman and Maria A. Koelen

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2016 16:1001

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  8. Content type: Research article

    All newly diagnosed HIV-infected patients in the Netherlands should be screened for latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) and offered preventive therapy if infected without evidence of active tuberculosis. This...

    Authors: Kirsten Evenblij, Annelies Verbon and Frank van Leth

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2016 16:915

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  9. Content type: Research article

    A considerable economic burden has been repeatedly associated with alcohol dependence (AD) – mostly calculated using aggregate data and alcohol-attributable fractions (top-down approach). However, this approac...

    Authors: Jakob Manthey, Philippe Laramée, Steve Parrott and Jürgen Rehm

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2016 16:906

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Public health research is an important component of United Kingdom (UK) health research and strategic analysis of its breadth and balance is key to ensure value. The National Institute for Health Research (NIH...

    Authors: Eleanor Woodford Guegan, Hannah Dorling, Liz Ollerhead and Matt Westmore

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2016 16:911

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Media representations play a crucial role in informing public and policy opinions about the causes of, and solutions to, ill-health. This paper reviews studies analysing media coverage of non-communicable dise...

    Authors: Heide Weishaar, Lori Dorfman, Nicholas Freudenberg, Benjamin Hawkins, Katherine Smith, Oliver Razum and Shona Hilton

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2016 16:899

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  12. Content type: Research article

    The Eat Well Campaign (EWC) was a social marketing campaign developed by Health Canada and disseminated to the public with the help of cross-sector partners. The purpose of this study was to describe factors that...

    Authors: Melissa Anne Fernandez, Sophie Desroches, Mylène Turcotte, Marie Marquis, Joëlle Dufour and Véronique Provencher

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2016 16:904

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  13. Content type: Research article

    The disease burden due to poor nutrition, physical inactivity and obesity is high and increasing. An adequately sized and skilled workforce is required to respond to this issue. This study describes the public...

    Authors: Andrea Begley and Christina Mary Pollard

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2016 16:881

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Between 1997 and 2010, the English government pursued an ambitious programme to reduce health inequalities, the explicit and sustained commitment of which was historically and internationally unique. Previous ...

    Authors: Yannan Hu, Frank J. van Lenthe, Ken Judge, Eero Lahelma, Giuseppe Costa, Rianne de Gelder and Johan P. Mackenbach

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2016 16:865

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Employment and unemployment are key determinants of health inequalities and should be a priority when discussing policies to reduce such inequalities. Our aim is to investigate how flexicurity policies across ...

    Authors: Mona C Backhans, Sarah Mosedale, Daniel Bruce, Margaret Whitehead and Bo Burström

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2016 16:842

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  16. Content type: Research article

    While there is a growing interest in the field of research translation, there are few published examples of public health interventions that have been effectively scaled up and implemented in the community. Th...

    Authors: R. Laws, K. D. Hesketh, K. Ball, C. Cooper, K. Vrljic and K. J. Campbell

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2016 16:748

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