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Public Health England. (2019) Health matters: Prevention - a life course approach. London: Public Health England.

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This resource for NHS and public health professionals focuses on taking a life course approach to the prevention of ill health and explores the evidence base for this approach. The resource signposts to evidence-based interventions and tools, as well as to evaluation and monitoring techniques.

A person’s physical and mental health and wellbeing are influenced throughout life by the wider determinants of health. These are a diverse range of social, economic and environmental factors, alongside behavioural risk factors which often cluster in the population, reflecting real lives. All these factors can be categorised as protective factors or risk factors.


Item Type:Evidence resource
Publication Type:Guideline
Drug Type:Alcohol, Alcohol or other drugs in general, Tobacco
Intervention Type:AOD disorder, AOD prevention, AOD disorder harm reduction
Source:Public Health England
Date:23 May 2019
Publisher:Public Health England
Corporate Creators:Public Health England
Place of Publication:London
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Subjects:B Substances > Tobacco (cigarette smoking)
G Health and disease > Public health
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Risk and protective factors > Risk factors
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Substance use prevention
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Prevention approach
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Health related prevention
L Social psychology and related concepts > Life circumstances
MA-ML Social science, culture and community > Social position > Social equality and inequality
T Demographic characteristics > Prevention worker
T Demographic characteristics > Social worker
VA Geographic area > Europe > United Kingdom

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