Using Insight and Intelligence for Agile Public Health Response in Local Government
These seminars aim to bring together researchers across the EoE ARC with an interest in better use of health and care data, provide an opportunity to share expertise in different types of data and create a forum to learn and exchange ideas.
In England, responsibility for local public health actions has sat within local government since 2013. Duties of public health teams include protection of the public from harm, the promotion of healthy lifestyles, and ensuring all have access to appropriate healthcare when needing it. This work requires access to big data and high-level analytical expertise but also an ability to translate complex analyses into simple messages that can be used to better understand the needs of our populations and how best to deliver services. This presentation will cover the datasets and approaches we take, with a particular focus on areas for collaboration with universities.
Chrissy Wilson-Lefevre works as an Advanced Public Health Analyst within the Insight & Analytics team at Norfolk County Council. For the past 18 months she has supported the Norfolk Outbreak Management Centre enabling early identification and prevention of potential Covd-19 outbreaks. She has extensive experience of using hospital episode statistics and births and deaths registrations data along with Adult Social Care data to answer health-related questions and predict future service demand. She has a keen interest in looking at the importance of a good start in life, including the impact of health inequalities in children.
Andy Jones has recently joined the public health team at Norfolk County Council, having been an academic in the field of public health for many years. The focus of his work has included the pragmatic evaluation of public health interventions, understanding the role of the environment as a determinant of health and related behaviours, and assessing the impact of access to services on health outcomes. He has interests in the integration of research with public health policy and delivery and has worked closely with a range of key organisations including the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) and Cancer Research UK.
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