One in five primary schools in England have registered for The Daily Mile, an initiative that encourages children to run or jog for 15 minutes daily.
Imperial College London is one of eight leading academic centres with excellence in applied public health research which make up the NIHR School for Public Health Research (NIHR SPHR).
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Children in the UK have poor health compared to other Western European countries, and there are large and increasing inequalities in child health, including for mental health and obesity. Over the last 20 years numerous reviews of evidence and policy have repeatedly emphasised the need to provide better support early in children’s lives if we are to have any chance of significantly reducing the inequalities in life chances experienced by people in the UK. To address these challenges, we propose a programme of work with a focus on harnessing data to evaluate systems-based approaches for improving children and young people’s outcomes.
November 2018 - October 2021
This is the knowledge exchange (KE) work package for the Places & communities programme (P&C). ‘Knowledge exchange’ translates research evidence into practice for public and practitioner audiences and endorses collaborative work between researchers, decision-makers and members of the public. It also includes a study designed to test how local authorities are translating programme findings into policy and practice.
January 2019 - March 2022
The aim of this project is to better understand the nature and extent of interactions between companies that produce unhealthy products and local government.
December 2019 - March 2022
This project will identify different Road User Charging, options and estimate their impacts on travel behaviours and health outcomes in local areas, as well as how these might be different across different groups of people.
April 2019 -March 2022
This project aims to provide the groundwork for future evaluation studies of large transport projects in the city of London, namely Crossrail and High Speed Rail 2 (HS2).
May 2017 - April 2018
This project aims to explore what place-centred Local Authority resource investment approaches are effective at improving health and reducing health inequalities.
January 2019 - March 2022
This project will develop a new practical guide aimed at local and national public health practitioners and will discuss when (and when not) to conduct natural experiments, how they could be designed, what different methods are available for analyses, and how the results of these place-based natural experiments should be interpreted.
April 2019 - September 2020
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