Evaluate current policy and practice - Case studies

This section provides a selection of case studies which demonstrate evaluation techniques used to show health improvement impact.

First Steps Programme: A partnership Approach to Early Intervention in Early Years (NHS Lanarkshire in partnership with South Lanarkshire Council)

Women expecting their first babies and new mums from some of South Lanarkshire’s most deprived areas are being helped to ensure their children get off to the best possible start in life – thanks to the First Steps Programme.

The programme provides intensive one-to-one support to mums in their own homes to enable them to provide lifestyles for their families that are nurturing, healthy, happy and stimulating.

Equally Well: Scottish Government’s policy framework and approach to reducing health inequalities in Scotland

Following the publication of ‘Equally Well’ (external link) in 2008, eight test sites were established. Each site was selected for its focus on a key health inequality theme and aimed to redesign local public service delivery to focus on inequalities in partnership with the local communities.

These test sites are working with central government for an initial three years (till March 2012) to allow the changes made to then be embedded in local mainstream work and shared across Scotland.

Further information on the test sites is available on the Shared Learning pages.

Engaging Local communities in Health Improvement and Self Management

A cross sectoral collaboration between health, education, voluntary groups and local and national government have been established to focus on raising awareness of links between health literacy, health improvement and self management.

Christine Hoy´s presentation from the 2010 CHP Association´s Annual conference (external link) provides information and links relating to the ALISS (Access to Local Information to Support Self management) engine.

Further case studies relating to planning, delivering and evaluating programmes are available on the Shared Learning page.

Reviewed 29 July 2014

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