Public Health Practice Evaluation Scheme (PHPES):

SPHR’s goal is to produce high quality evidence for public health practice to improve population health and reduce health inequalities. To achieve this, the School must address the challenges faced by public health practitioners working on the ‘front line’ – in the NHS, in local authority public health teams, in other local authority departments including social care, schools and transport, and also in the third sector.

The School’s Public Health Practice Evaluation Scheme (PHPES) involves SPHR members in the evaluation of innovative projects or initiatives being implemented by public health practitioners working in different sectors.

Since its launch in summer 2013, PHPES has funded 10 evaluations with more in development. Click on the links below to view a summary of some of the research underway:

Further details of future PHPES evaluations will be published on this webpage. To apply to the scheme, please click here.

Member Project Title
Bristol Mentoring vulnerable and excluded adolescents to achieve better health and well-being: A feasibility study and pilot randomised control trial (RCT) of the Breakthrough Mentoring Scheme
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Bristol DrinkThink: Alcohol Screening and Brief Intervention for Young People in Youth, Social Service, and Healthcare Settings: A Mixed-Method Evaluation and Intervention Development Study
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Bristol Stoke-on-Trent Smokefree Homes Service Evaluation
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Cambridge Evaluating the Public Health Outcomes of the Cambridgeshire Time Credits Project
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Cambridge What is needed to implement and evaluate the Falls Prevention Programme in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough most effectively? – Learning from pilot projects
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Exeter Community-based Prevention of Diabetes (ComPoD): A randomised trial with a waiting list control group to evaluate the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of a third sector-led, community-based diabetes prevention programme (the “Living Well, Taking Control” programme)
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Fuse Natural experimental evaluation of a complex intervention (babyClear) to promote increased smoking cessation rates among pregnant women
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Fuse Exposing the impact of advice services on health and inequalities
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Fuse Ways to Wellness: feasibility study of the impact of a social prescribing intervention
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LiLaC The health inequalities impact of reducing the cost of local authority leisure facilities
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LSHTM Evaluating the impact of a cumulative impact policy to reduce alcohol-related harms in Islington local authority
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LSHTM Evaluation of the Public Health Alcohol Licencing (PHAL) Tool
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Sheffield Evaluation of the Doncaster ‘Foundation for Change’ programme for perpetrators of domestic abuse
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Sheffield Evaluation of Sheffield City Council “Housing +” programme
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UCL Evaluation of the London-wide HIV Prevention Programme
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UCL An evaluation of the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of the Coping Through Football programme in tackling physical and mental health
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