Healthy Cities

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The identification of the programme’s key themes was determined through the review of consultation responses collected from surveys. The lifestyle information of the elderly was only collected as part of regional surveys, meaning there was very limited information on older people with dementia or other mental illnesses (they were unable to complete such surveys). Responses could’ve also been derived from council surveys evaluating the provision of services. While a large majority of older people have access to these services, the responses of those who did not use them would’ve been excluded from this review. Also responses of stakeholders from ethnic minority backgrounds could have been limited as they may not have participated due to language or cultural barriers. E.g. older people from traveller communities lead a nomadic lifestyle meaning they would be particularly difficult to reach in consultation responses. In order for stakeholders’ views to be accurately measured, the execution of their focus group (those aged over 65) should’ve been assessed. It should have been more varied in the responses that were gathered, as they were lacking in range of the stakeholders that are involved with the key area. Involving members of the community more would give Healthy Ageing organisers a more proportionate view of the elderly community’s needs. This could be important as there is a real danger of excluding stakeholders’ needs from the early phases of project formulation and planning. If a plan is chosen that the stakeholders dislike and they are aggrieved because of it, the project could fail. Thus for the Healthy Ageing concept to succeed and meet their targets, research strategies applied should be directed at and be able to... ... middle of paper ... ...don and New Jersey. World Health Organization. (2008). City leadership for health. Summary evaluation of Phase IV of the WHO European Healthy Cities Network. [online]. Copenhagen: WHO Regional Office for Europe. Available from: http://www.euro.who.int/__data/assets/pdf_file/0004/98257/E91886.pdf. [Accessed: 12th January 2012]. Unknown Author. (2010). ‘Special report; the 10 big ideas (7. Balanced Scorecards)’. Personnel Today. 26th October, p 39, (1-4). Bibliography Drummond, G & Ensor, J. (2001). Strategic marketing: planning and control. (2nd ed.). Oxford : Butterworth-Heinemann. Kaplan, S, R. & Norton, P, D. (1996). The balanced scorecard: translating strategy into action. Boston: Harvard Business School. Donaldson, J, L. & Scally, G. (2009). Donaldson’s essential public health. (3rd Ed.). Oxford: Radcliffe.
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