Understanding Glasgow - The Glasgow Indicators Project
Understanding Glasgow - www.understandingglasgow.com - is an accessible new web resource that aims to inform a wide audience about the health and wellbeing of Glasgow’s residents. It is part of a partnership project looking at indicators of progress in Glasgow (the Glasgow Indicators Project) that includes some of the main public agencies in the city.
Understanding Glasgow is a new and innovative endeavour for Glasgow, unparalleled in other UK cities. It is a resource not just for organisations in the city but for the people of Glasgow. Inspired by similar undertakings in London and Boston – the Boston indicators project - Understanding Glasgow and the Glasgow Indicators Project builds upon previous profiling and research by the Glasgow Centre for Population Health. The Understanding Glasgow website updates many of these analyses and makes health related information about Glasgow accessible to a much wider audience than ever before.
The guiding principles behind developing these Glasgow Indicators were: a basket of indicators, rather than one index, representing a dynamic interlinked view of the city; a focus on themes that are clear priorities for the city; provision of a strategic overview; trends to be monitored over time; monitoring of inequality, or difference, within the city; and comparisons to be made to other comparator UK cities and to European cities where possible
The 12 domain model, informed by various population health models, including the International Futures Forum (IFF) ‘World Model’, has been designed to enable connections to be made across different domains and to foster new insights. Understanding Glasgow aims to inspire and promote civic dialogue and new thinking about the multi-faceted and cross-cutting issues facing Glasgow in the early years of the 21st century and beyond.
The site and the indicators will be developed over time and will track emergent themes as the city evolves and changes. Future additions will include a set of children’s indicators as well as comparisons to other European cities.
For further information contact: Bruce Whyte, Public Health Programme Manager, GCPH, email@example.com, 0141 287 6959; or Ross Haig, Communications Officer, GCPH, firstname.lastname@example.org; 0141 287 6269