Health profiles

We have been involved in the development of sets of health profiles for Greater Glasgow and Clyde:

What is the purpose of these profiles?

The purpose of the profiles are to:

  • provide organisations and communities with up-to-date and locally relevant public health intelligence
  • highlight health and social inequalities
  • show trends in key indicators
  • provide local level information for targeting resources and priority setting
  • develop knowledge of the complex nature of health and its determinants. 

The indicators used in the profiles are based on a socio-ecological model of health and include a combination of health outcomes (e.g. deaths, hospitalisations) and health determinants (e.g. behaviours, socioeconomic factors). 

Children and young people's profiles - evidence for action briefings

In addition to these profiles, in collaboration with Health Scotland we have produced a set of evidence briefings to accompany the children and young people's profiles – to provide links between the profile indicators and the evidence base for action.

There are nine briefings that relate to indicators in the profiles (e.g. child poverty, lone parents). The evidence for action briefings are designed to provide background context on why an issue or topic is important, to highlight inequalities to consider, to identify challenges and solutions, and to provide examples of practical ways to address the issue.

Children’s report cards

The report cards present public health information on children and young people’s health and wellbeing in the Glasgow City Region (GCR) across a range of topics and indicators. There are currently four report cards, focusing on: income inequality and poverty; population trends, socioeconomic context and health inequalities; the environment; and 21st century issues (including social media).

Each report card highlights why the topic is important and provides summary headlines on each indicator and actions that are needed to make progress. A ‘Where are we now?’ section provides more detail on each indicator and traffic light assessment of progress.  A final ‘What can we do about it?’ section discusses in more detail approaches that can be used to make progress.