Writing the Report – What to Address and How to Structure the Report 2017-18

Introduction

Orientate the reader to the topic – maybe give a brief introduction to the area or highlight the link between health and the social determinants – catch the readers’ attention, spark some interest in the topic

Signpost the reader to different sections in the report

 

Demographic Profileof  XXX (200 words)

  1. g.

Population

Ethnicity

Gender/Sex

Age

Life expectancy

Mortality /Morbidity

 

Unemployment

Poverty

Housing

(Consider where best to place this information, will it be better here or in the discussion on social determinants of health?)

You need to consider comparative data

Health Issue in xxx (100 words)

Identify a health issue – relate to statistics on mortality/morbidity

Define health issue- very briefly!

Prevalence of health issue

Who is affected? Health Inequalities (criteria 1) (300 words)

Define health inequalities/ a brief discussion of health inequalities e.g. consider Marmot Review

Relate it to your health issues (Nursing Assignment Help)

Relate to your social determinants of health – i.e. how can the health inequality be explained considering the social determinants of health (this links onto the following sub-section)

 

Social Determinants of health  (200 words)

Define social determinants of health

Identify social determinant that relates to your health issue

e.g. mental ill health – unemployment, poor housing, low income

e.g. CVD- lifestyle- yes but need to link to wider determinants of health

 

This section needs to be backed up with evidence- use literature – NO OPINIONS!

Policy issues relating to xxxx (500 words)

Introduce the section

Introduce policy in general

National or Local Policy

Identify local or national policies that relate to your health or social care issue.

What do they intend to do?

Describe the policies

What approach do the policies take?

What recommendations do they make

Do they consider the wider determinants of health or do they only focus on the health issue directly? Do they only consider individual behaviour choices?

What do authors say about the existing policies? Are they effective or realistic?

 

Public Health Provisions in your borough  (500 words )

Introduce the section

Define and presents a brief background on public health – what does public health aim to do?

Identify the provisions

 

You may wish to consider:

What are the outcomes? Are they effective?

Do they follow the policies? ( this links back to the previous section) Does the provision follow the policy suggestions?

Do they tackle the social determinants of health that you focus on?

Do they relate to the groups most in need?

Are there any gaps in the provisions?