CAWT (Co-operation and Working Together): Population health profile of the CAWT region

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/245431
Title:
CAWT (Co-operation and Working Together): Population health profile of the CAWT region
Authors:
North Eastern Health Board (NEHB); North Western Health Board (NWHB); Northern Ireland. Social Services Board
Publisher:
Co-operation and Working Together (CAWT)
Issue Date:
2000
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/245431
Item Type:
Report
Language:
en
Description:
The Population Health Profile of the CAWT region gives information at an all-CAWT level and identifies those areas in which the health and well-being of the resident population compare favourably and unfavourably with the rest of Ireland. One of the main aims in writing this report has been to consider the CAWT region as a discrete entity and to identify issues which are common throughout the whole area. CAWT has been in existence for almost 10 years and much good work has taken place during that time to improve the health and well-being of the total population. In addition, each Health Board has been actively involved in meeting the ongoing health and social care needs of their local population and in planning for the future. This summary and recommendations acknowledge that work, however, there is always scope to improve the health and well-being of any population. The Population Health Profile of the CAWT region should inform CAWT about the current state of health in the region. lt will also act as a baseline against which to assess and evaluate programmes designed to improve health and may give pointers to future areas for programme development. As with any epidemiological report, this is 'information for action'. Recommendations I. There are almost 10,000 deaths in the CAWT region each year. Around 90% of these are from one of four main causes. Efforts must be targeted to reduce deaths from these, namely, cardio and cerebrovascular disease {stroke), cancer, respiratory disease and injuries and poisonings. 2. New initiatives must be taken to tackle major causes of morbidity, in particular, diabetes. This condition leads to complications such as increased incidence of cardiovascular disease, blindness, renal failure and increased congenital abnormalities and perinatal death in children of diabetic mothers. 3. The number of older people (65+ years) in the CAWT region is predicted to increase by 17% between 1999 and 20 I I. Plans must be made to cope with the increased health and social care needs of this age group. 4. The number of births to teenage mothers in the CAWT region increased by 30% between 1995 and 1999. There are now over I 000 births per year to teenage mothers in the CAWT region. Efforts must be made to work in partnership with other agencies, such as the education sector, to reverse this trend and reduce the disadvantage suffered by these mothers and children. 5. In the light of considerable problems in comparability of data, it is essential to revise data collection methods across both jurisdictions in order to provide comparable and robust data.
Keywords:
POPULATION HEALTH; PUBLIC HEALTH

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorNorth Eastern Health Board (NEHB)en_GB
dc.contributor.authorNorth Western Health Board (NWHB)en_GB
dc.contributor.authorNorthern Ireland. Social Services Boarden_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-09-21T09:19:32Z-
dc.date.available2012-09-21T09:19:32Z-
dc.date.issued2000-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/245431-
dc.descriptionThe Population Health Profile of the CAWT region gives information at an all-CAWT level and identifies those areas in which the health and well-being of the resident population compare favourably and unfavourably with the rest of Ireland. One of the main aims in writing this report has been to consider the CAWT region as a discrete entity and to identify issues which are common throughout the whole area. CAWT has been in existence for almost 10 years and much good work has taken place during that time to improve the health and well-being of the total population. In addition, each Health Board has been actively involved in meeting the ongoing health and social care needs of their local population and in planning for the future. This summary and recommendations acknowledge that work, however, there is always scope to improve the health and well-being of any population. The Population Health Profile of the CAWT region should inform CAWT about the current state of health in the region. lt will also act as a baseline against which to assess and evaluate programmes designed to improve health and may give pointers to future areas for programme development. As with any epidemiological report, this is 'information for action'. Recommendations I. There are almost 10,000 deaths in the CAWT region each year. Around 90% of these are from one of four main causes. Efforts must be targeted to reduce deaths from these, namely, cardio and cerebrovascular disease {stroke), cancer, respiratory disease and injuries and poisonings. 2. New initiatives must be taken to tackle major causes of morbidity, in particular, diabetes. This condition leads to complications such as increased incidence of cardiovascular disease, blindness, renal failure and increased congenital abnormalities and perinatal death in children of diabetic mothers. 3. The number of older people (65+ years) in the CAWT region is predicted to increase by 17% between 1999 and 20 I I. Plans must be made to cope with the increased health and social care needs of this age group. 4. The number of births to teenage mothers in the CAWT region increased by 30% between 1995 and 1999. There are now over I 000 births per year to teenage mothers in the CAWT region. Efforts must be made to work in partnership with other agencies, such as the education sector, to reverse this trend and reduce the disadvantage suffered by these mothers and children. 5. In the light of considerable problems in comparability of data, it is essential to revise data collection methods across both jurisdictions in order to provide comparable and robust data.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherCo-operation and Working Together (CAWT)en_GB
dc.subjectPOPULATION HEALTHen_GB
dc.subjectPUBLIC HEALTHen_GB
dc.titleCAWT (Co-operation and Working Together): Population health profile of the CAWT regionen_GB
dc.typeReporten
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