In Autumn 2014, the Centre for Public Health, Liverpool John Moores University, will be publishing a suite of resources to help local areas address and prevent violent behaviour. The resources* focus on the use of health data (e.g. emergency department, ambulance service and hospital admissions data) to inform the development and targeting of violence prevention activities, aiming to:
- Detail the health data sources available at a local level and demonstrate how they can be analysed;
- Highlight how health data can inform violence prevention, including practical examples of use from areas across England;
- Provide guidance on setting up health data sharing systems, including good practice case studies from a range of locality types.
The resources have been produced as part of the project Optimising the use of health data in local violence prevention, funded by the Department of Health.
*Resources will include: violence profiles, illustrating how health data can be analysed at a local level; good practice case studies, providing detailed accounts of data sharing systems between emergency departments and local partners; and a guide to using health data in local violence prevention. For further details see: http://www.cph.org.uk/optimising-the-use-of-nhs-intelligence-in-local-violence-prevention-and-measuring-its-impact-on-violence/
For more information please contact: Zara Quigg, Senior Researcher, CPH/LJMU, firstname.lastname@example.org