Health Development Agency


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Health Development Agency

A special UK health authority established in 2000 to develop the evidence base to improve health and reduce health inequalities between the rich and those living in poverty. It worked in partnership with professionals and practitioners across a range of sectors to translate that evidence into practice. The HDA’s functions were transferred to the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) in 2005 on the heels of the UK Department of Health's 2004 review of its "arm’s length bodies".
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The Health Development Agency will work jointly with Professor Mark Bell is and his team at John Moores in the new National Collaborating Centre for Drug Prevention, launched today.
Nevertheless, the Health Development Agency backs the curriculum's approach, and the Department of Education is expected to publish a report documenting substantial reductions in rates of intercourse among students attending schools that use it.
The Government's own Health Development Agency estimates there would be a 67% reduction in child deaths and injuries on the roads if 20mph zones and other safety measures were instituted outside schools and in residential areas.
The Health Development Agency, which advises the Government on public health issues, will add to the campaign with a report out next month.
Yve Buckland, chairwoman of the Health Development Agency, said: ``Breastfeeding is a practical skill, and many women need help in developing this ability.
'I will be asking the new Health Development Agency to examine what measures are most effective for improving men's health in different areas and preventing ill health in men in the first place.
State Director, National Primary Health Development Agency, Mr Steven Akinrinade said the polio response campaign was central to ensuring that Nigeria is certified polio-free.
(21) Health Development Agency. The management of obesity and overweight: an analysis of reviews of diet, physical activity and behavioural approaches.
It said Health Development Agency research found that children from the poorest families were five times more likely to be killed on foot than those from wealthy families.
Dominic Harrison, director of the Health Development Agency, said: "The causes and manifestations of this growing social epidemic are multiple, and prevention will require a detailed evidence-based understanding of what can be done."
The hosts are the Centre for Public Health at Liverpool John Moores University, the Health Protection Agency and Health Development Agency.
Dame Yve Buckland, of the Health Development Agency, said: 'One main concern is the finding that the supermarkets with the poorest ratings are those with the larger proportion of low-income shoppers.'

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