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  1. The national prevalence of childhood obesity is increasing and frontline staff who come into contact with children who are above a healthy weight need to have the skills to provide accurate advice and information.

    This module is on how to eat a balanced diet and how this contributes to weight management. The talk uses the Department of Health Eatwell Plate as a pictorial guide to explain the five different food groups and to show the types of food children need to eat, and the proportions in which they should eat them. This is a practical video that includes a discussion on combination foods and ends by showing how children can include all five food groups in the different meals throughout the day.

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  2. With the increasing prominence of the patients’ involvement in the care they receive, the assessment of outcomes based on the patient’s perspective using patient reported outcome measures (PROMs), are increasingly accompanying the traditional clinical ways of measuring health and the effects of treatment on the patient.

    This webinar provides an overview as to what PROMs are and the different health concepts they are purported to measure. Differences between generic and disease-specific, multidimensional and index scored PROMs are also described. The different types of reliability and validity are explained in some detail and the key criteria required in the selection process are discussed. The webinar concludes with an overview of the how and when we can use PROMS and some of the challenges faced in their use.

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  3. COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT IN HEALTHCARE RESEARCH – DEBATING WHO AND HOW?

    Although most researchers in healthcare are committed to a general principle of ‘user involvement’, the details of how this can be achieved are often relatively underdeveloped.

    The aim of this module is to explore different strategies and models of involving service users and the wider public in research processes.

    The main questions we will be addressing are: How should potential participants be identified and recruited? What will they do? How much ‘power and influence’ are researchers prepared to share? What kinds of inclusion models are ‘out there’? (An advisory role, involvement in doing research, empowerment of users and community representatives, research as emancipation?).

    The key areas raised and discussed are:-

    1. Exploring the idea of “community” as a unit of identity.
    2. Discussing the issue of ‘representation’ and addressing two key questions: “To what extent can individuals give valid input for whole groups of people?” “Might ‘tokenism’ or ‘stereo-typing’ be problems we need to think about?”
    3.What make up the key elements of ‘best-practice’ in collaborative and equitable involvement in the various phases of research projects? (Sharing control over problem definition, data collection, data analysis and the interpretation of findings)

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  4. The national prevalence of childhood obesity is increasing and frontline staff who come into contact with children who are above a healthy weight, need to have the skills to provide accurate advice and information.

    This module is about the importance of monitoring the intake of fats and sugars in the diet and the different types of fats and sugars. The video also provide tips on healthier options to replace foods and drinks high in fats and sugars. A helpful practical demonstration is included to illustrate the levels of fat and sugar in some products that are commonly consumed by children who are above a healthy weight.

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  5. This webinar is aimed at anyone intending to address health inequalities through health and related services. It describes a diagnostic framework –nicknamed the “Christmas Tree” – which defines thirteen factors which will determine whether a set of evidence based interventions will have the greatest impact at population level.

    The right hand side of the framework concentrates on delivering best service outcomes. However, this is not the same as population level outcomes. These will not be possible without considering the left hand side of the ‘Tree’ which is about how the population uses the services, and is supported to do so. The central “trunk” binds these two sides together into a cohesive whole.

    The diagnostic can be used to run a workshop, or a systematic stocktake in a given local area. Whether working in health, social care, housing, welfare or employment support, this tool is for you.

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