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Taking action at local level: a resource for improving health and wellbeing in mid-life

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In the period 2001–03 the Health Development Agency (HDA) commissioned and managed eight pre-retirement pilot projects to support development of a better understanding of mid-life, and to explore how people could best be enabled to improve their health and wellbeing during this time of important transitions. The pilots examined and developed practical responses to a number of key settings; the results of the programme evaluation have been published (Bowers et al., 2003).

From the pilot study emerged the need to make the learning from the programme available in an accessible way. This would inform the development of future initiatives across England, structured to acknowledge and be responsive to the multiplicity of different settings and needs that exist across the country.

In March 2004 a number of the initial partners in the pilot projects, who were still actively engaged in developing midlife projects, were commissioned to develop a resource that could be used as a basis for developing mid-life interventions. This was to draw on both the learning from the pilots and the developing evidence base for the importance of mid-life to promoting the health and wellbeing of people throughout the life course. This resource pack is the result. In developing
the pack, the authors have sought to bring together the evidence, supporting resources, and a proposed structure that can be used to underpin the development of midlife strategies in different settings from both practical and strategic positions.

  

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Editor's comments - [  This document: Part 1: Developing local strategies makes the case for the importance of mid-life planning; sets a broad context for how this can be undertaken; and provides signposts to additional resources to promote understanding and interest.  ]  Reference this?Cryer, J. (Year). This page title in italics. Retrieved date, from <this page's full URL>

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Reference : NICE. (2005). Taking action at local level: a resource for improving health and wellbeing in mid-life. London: NICE

 

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