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Jim McManus
Joint Director of Public Health for Birmingham

Better Environments, Better Lives
West Midlands Conference
Friday 27th February 2009
Birmingham City Football Club
see also

http://www.heartforum.org.uk/downloads/BuildingHealth_Main.pdf

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    Jim McManus: Better Lives in the West Midlands Jim McManus: Better Lives in the West Midlands Presentation Transcript

    • Better Lives in the West Midlands Jim McManus Joint Director of Public Health for Birmingham 27 th February 2009
    • Acknowledgements
      • West Midlands Public Health Observatory
      • West Midlands Regional Observatory
      • Birmingham Public Health Information Team
      • Health Protection Agency
      • John Denley, South Birmingham PCT
    • Purpose
      • Look at lives in West Midlands
      • Identify Key differences between us and England and within West Midlands
      • Identify role of environment from review of research
      • Suggest Action
    • Health, Regeneration and Environmentalists in a room together….
    • Better Lives…better than what? http://www.wmpho.org.uk/resources/HIequalities.pdf
    • Better Lives…better than what?
    • Better Lives…better than what?
    • Better Lives…better than what?
    • West Midlands Comparison Spearheads Birmingham Sandwell Walsall Dudley Stoke Coventry Tamworth Nuneation & Bedworth
    • West Midlands Comparison Spearheads Birmingham Sandwell Walsall Dudley Stoke Coventry Tamworth Nuneation & Bedworth
    • West Midlands Comparison Spearheads Birmingham Sandwell Walsall Dudley Stoke Coventry Tamworth Nuneation & Bedworth
    • Leading Causes of Death, all ages
    • Data, data everywhere… 23.6% 26.5% 23.4% 2003/ 2005 Obese adults**** 21.3% 19.1% 16.9% 2007/8 Physically active adults*** 26.3% 25.1% 25.1% 2003/ 2005 Healthy eating adults** 18.0% 17.9% 17.8% 2003/ 2005 Binge drinking adults* 24.1% 24.0% 24.9% 2003/5 Adults who smoke England West Midlands Birmingham Year Key figures for life style Deprivation in Birmingham, West Midlands and England
    • Obesity by Ethnicity in Children
    • Obesity by Ethnicity in Children
    • Adult synthetic estimates Estimates suggest that around 140,000 adults in Birmingham are estimated to be obese The trends in adult prevalence of obesity are upwards, and the Foresight report predicted a significant increase in adult obesity. Amongst men over 40 attending screening clinics last year, 17% of smokers and 22% of non smokers were obese
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    • Birmingham
    • Lives we could save by Activity Analysis: John Denley, South Birmingham PCT 175.71 43,965 Total 74.33 3820.00 302984 16,844 BENPCT 38.50 1758.67 188610 11,797 HOBPCT 62.89 3135.67 267435 15,324 SBPCT Expected Lives Saved directly attributable to the scheme 18+ ACAAM* Deaths (2005/7 Avg) PCT 18+ Population Average active number of scheme participants
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    • Environmental pollution
      • 57 children per 1,000 have long term lung function problems due to this
      • 36 children and 30 adults per 1,000 have pollution-related asthma
      • 1  g/m 3 drop in PM air pollution could reduce CVD deaths by over 100
      • As much as 30% of acute asthma attacks and hospitalisations are atttributable to air pollution
      • 46% of acute bronchitis
    • Cardiovascular Disease
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    • Action
      • Air Quality
      • Environmental Infrastructure
          • Trees, microclimate,green space
          • Apply the URGENT research
      • Sustainable activity as default
        • Walking, stairs evident before lifts,cycle paths, disincentives to driving
      • Integrate
        • Green Flag Status
    • Well designed public green space
      • Encourages physical activity
      • Can reduce feelings of fear of crime
      • Can increase social contact
      • Can improve air quality
      • Can create cooling microclimates
      • Can aid in alleviating stress
      • Is therapeutic
    • Building http://www.heartforum.org.uk/downloads/BuildingHealth_Main.pdf
      • Urban Planning
      • Streets and Public Realm
      • Walking and cycling
      • Outdoor playing space
      • Building Design
      • Strategic Planning