CLAHRC researchers enjoyed success at the recent Public Health England Annual Conference in Warwick.
They were among the authors of an award winning poster representing our partnership work with Islington Council.
We are working with the borough as it seeks to link NHS data with its own datasets to build a clearer picture of local population needs and better target services and interventions.
Linking these sources of data can build a picture of how social determinants of health – the conditions in which people are born, grow, live, work and age – might impact on residents’ wellbeing and use of health services. Examples would include how housing conditions impact on hospital admissions or how serious childhood illnesses could affect school attendance and attainment.
The poster was presented by Laura Scott, Principal Data Specialist at Islington Council and highlights how 90 data sources within the council are being joined up, already proving valuable in understanding local risk factors for ill health and improving access to services.
Islington insights population register: linking council data to understand local population needs for a fairer, healthier society
Laura Scott, Helen McDonald, Mahnaz Shaukat, Lawrence Vandervoort, Logan Robertson, Jessica Sheringham, Sarah Dougan
Over 1500 participants visited the PHE annual conference representing a wide range of organisations working to improve the health of the public.
The CLAHRC’s Dr Jessica Sheringham (Senior Research Associate) was an author of the poster chosen from over 350 submitted – the award was presented at the conference dinner.
The project is funded by the Health Foundationas part of its Advancing Applied Analytics programme, aimed at improving analytical capability in support of health and care services.
Read more about this work via the link below
Linking health and local government data at household level to understand social determinants of health