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Publisher: CARDI
Measures to tackle fuel poverty in Northern Ireland over the past decade have been effective but much more needs to be done, new research carried out by the University of Ulster has revealed.‘Defining Fuel Poverty: A Preliminary Review’, which was commissioned by the Department of...
The cold weather plan gives advice to help prevent the major avoidable effects on health during periods of cold weather in England. The documents for the 2015 to 2016 winter season include: cold weather plan making the case: why long-term strategic planning for cold weather is essential to...
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Substantial and compelling medical and public health evidence indicated that non-medical factors, such as home energy costs, profoundly influence child health and well-being. Child Health Impact Assessment offered an evidence- and experience-based method through which to evaluate the implications...
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About 4 million households in the UK cannot adequately heat their homes in winter due to low income and poor quality housing, the two main causes of fuel poverty. The primary impact of fuel poverty is cold homes in winter which can lead to various health problems and even death among the vulnerable...
Publisher: CARDI
Author: NI Assembly
This paper provides a brief overview of prescription costs and charges in Northern Ireland and compares this data with other jurisdictions in the UK and the Republic of Ireland. Read more here.
Evidence Review 7 - Tackling fuel poverty and cold home-related health problems Briefing 7 - Fuel poverty and cold home-related health problems This pair of documents, commissioned by Public Health England, and written by the UCL Institute of Health Equity, address the health impacts of fuel...
The Cold Weather Plan gives advice on preparation for the effects of winter weather on people’s health. The publication of the first Cold Weather Plan for England in 2011 marked a milestone for public health in this country. Cold kills. The impact of cold weather on health has been recognised...
Subject: Air pollution
The increase in mortality risk associated with long-term exposure to particulate air pollution is one of the most important, and best-characterised, effects of air pollution on health. This report presents estimates of the size of this effect on mortality in local authority areas in the UK,...
Subject: Public health
The second annual report of the Director of Public Health (DPH) for Northern Ireland was published today. This significant report highlights the many public health challenges that affect people in Northern Ireland. Dr Carolyn Harper, Director of Public Health, leads the public health team that...
Subject: Public health
Thissecond annual report of the Director of Public Health highlights the many public health challenges that affect people in Northern Ireland. It demonstrates how the public health team tackles this complex agenda by working with many statutory, community and voluntary partner organisations...

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