The Health Well research database
The Health Well is an all-island (Ireland and Northern Ireland) health information website that promotes health and wellbeing by supporting evidence-informed decision making.It is managed by Institute of Public Health in Ireland (IPH). The Health Well will help you get up to date information on best evidence practice for chronic conditions management.
NICE UK- National Institute for Health and Care Excellence
Evidence care pathways and guidance documents relating to physical activity and health.
Department of Health/ ERSI - Growing Up in Ireland - the National Longitudinal Study of Children
Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) studies (1998-2002), (2006), (2010) & (2014) . Middle Childhood Study: Socio-demographic patterns in health behaviours, risk behaviours, health outcomes and social contexts of young people's health.
The Childhood Obesity Surveillance Initiative (COSI) in the Republic of Ireland: Descriptives of childhood obesity risk factors 2016
Department of Health & Children - State of the Nation’s Children: Ireland 2012
The Children’s Sport Participation and Physical Activity Study, DCU
Mary Immaculate College Limerick - Children's Independent Mobility on the Island of Ireland.
British Heart Foundation National Centre Evidence Briefing Papers:
British Heart Foundation early years evidence briefing. This evidence briefing is designed for professionals who require a detailed review of the evidence base available for physical activity and sedentary behaviour in the early years.
Evidence Briefing Physical Activity for Children and Young People-
This focuses on children and young people aged 5-18. It looks at the available research evidence for the benefits of physical activity for this age group.
Evidence Briefing Exergaming -
This evidence briefing from the BHF National Centre summarises what is known about active video gaming (known as exergaming) from both laboratory and ‘real life’ research. It also provides recommendations on the use of exergaming as a physical activity intervention.
Young People: Practical strategies for promoting physical activity-
It looks at 11-18 year olds specifically and provides evidence-based suggestions and practical ideas for this age group. The briefing contains information on promoting physical activity to young people within the community as well as in a school setting.
Children: Practical strategies for promoting physical activity -
This practice briefing suggests practical strategies for promoting physical activity with children aged 6-11. The evidence-based recommendations in this briefing are underpinned by research findings and are followed by practical strategies to support their implementation. The resource is split into three sections looking at:
- promoting physical activity in schools and the community
- promoting physical activity to children specifically within the school setting
- promoting active travel to children.
Sedentary Behaviour and Public Health-
This BHFNC evidence briefing provides an overview of the evidence relating to sedentary behaviour and public health. It defines sedentary behaviour and summarises the risks and current levels as well as the implications for policy and practice. It also reviews the evidence for the effectiveness of interventions to reduce sedentary behaviour providing an overview of the evidence on sedentary behaviour and public health.