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Community wellbeing: key references and evidence



Billings JR. Community development: a critical review of approaches to evaluation Journal of Advanced Nursing 2000; 31 (2): 472-480.

Catto S, Tod E, McCartney G. (2012) Scotland's mental health: adults 2012. Glasgow: NHS Health Scotland.

Chanan G. Community Development Foundation Measure of community a study for the Active Community Unit and Research. London: Development and Statistics Unit of the Home Office, 2002.

Community Planning Task Force. Final report of the Community Planning Task Force. Edinburgh: Scottish Executive, 2003.

The Fraser of Allander Institute with Oxfam (2012) The Oxfam Humankind Index for Scotland: First results. (4.1 MB) Oxfam Research Paper, April 2012.

Hird S. Community Well-being: A discussion paper for the Scottish Executive and Scottish Neighbourhood Statistics. Glasgow: Health Scotland, 2003. (108 kb)

Local Government in Scotland Bill (2003): Community Planning (part 2, sections 15 to 19). Edinburgh: The Stationery Office Limited, 2003.

 Ormston R. (2012) Social Capital and Health: Findings from The Scottish Health Survey and Scottish Social Attitudes Survey. Edinburgh: Scottish Government.

Parkes A, Kearns A. The multidimensional neighbourhood and health: a cross-sectional analysis of the Scottish Household Survey, 2001 Health & Place 2006; 12: 1-18.

Parkinson J. Establishing a core set of national, sustainable mental health indicators for adults in Scotland: Final report. Glasgow: NHS Health Scotland, 2007.

Scottish Executive, COSLA. Our community's health guidance on the preparation of joint health improvement plans: (57.9 kb)

Taulbut M, Parkinson J, Catto S, Gordon D. Scotland's mental health and its context: adults 2009. Glasgow: NHS Health Scotland, 2009.

Wismer S. From the ground up: quality of life indicators and sustainable community development Feminist Economics 1999; 5 (2): 109-114.

Effectiveness evidence

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NHS Health Scotland: Scottish briefings on NICE public health guidance

Centre for Reviews and Dissemination

Cochrane Library: Browse by topic

EPPI-Centre: Evidence library

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) Evidence services: Evidence search

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) Guidance: Find guidance

Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN)

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