Abstracts: September 13th, 2005

This resource from the Improvement and Development Agency gives links to support the role that local government is playing in improving the health of the nation.The Healthy Boxes project from West Cornwall aims to change a lifetime of poor perception of eating fruit and vegetables, by making them easily accessible to families and residents who need it most.

The report on the healthier communities shared priorities project presents the findings of an evaluation of how the 12 pathfinder councils began engaging with new requirements to promote healthier communities and narrow health inequalities.

The creating healthier communities resource pack for local partnerships aims to support the healthier communities agenda through the provision of guidance and suggestions on how to address the complex issues surrounding poor health and health inequalities, with a particular emphasis on the need to engage in partnership working.

The resource is available at: http://www.idea-knowledge.gov.uk/idk/core/page.do?pageId=77225