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Developing tools to aid local authority decision making

This research will evaluate the new prioritisation framework tool informed by SPHR research and evaluate its impact on local authority decision-making when it comes to investment and disinvestment decisions.

October 2017 - September 2018

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Working towards improving health inequalities in the North

This project will support Public Health England North in taking forward and delivering on the research implications of the 2014 PHE commissioned ‘Due North’ report into health inequalities and the North South health divide.

July 2017 - June 2018

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Supporting public health commissioners in priority setting to improve population health and address health inequalities

This study aimed to provide tailored health economics support to three local authorities and evaluate its impact by using a range of methods.

November 2012 - August 2015

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Supporting Public Health Practice to reduce health inequalities: a review of SPHR research evidence

This project aims to support SPHR to increase the profile of, and access to the research evidence it has already produced that has potential to support local action to address health inequalities and to maximise the relevance of future research for this policy and practice agenda.

July 2018 - December 2018

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Public Health Practice Evaluation Scheme: lessons learned

This project will evaluate the first five years of the Public Health Practice Evaluation Scheme to inform and improve the School's future research collaboration.

April 2018 - December 2018

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Evaluating the impact of the changing role of social housing providers on inequalities for residents and communities

This work aims to explore how current changes to the role of housing officers at social housing providers has affected the health and wellbeing of residents, local communities and on other local services.

April 2018 - March 2019

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Evaluating local authority funding cuts and their consequences for health inequalities

This research aims to prepare the ground for future work assessing how public spending cuts impact on local housing provision and services, particularly those affecting people on low incomes. This work will examine how English local authorities meet the housing needs of disadvantaged residents during the ongoing period of economic hardship and public sector ‘austerity’.

April 2018 - March 2019

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Shaping a ‘healthier food environment’

This research aims to identify, map and explore the use of policy levers and interventions that can be used to influence population health change, in the common local food system across English Local Authorities (LA).

July 2018 - June 2019

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Health and economic impacts of welfare rights advice in the UK

This research aims to build a working group between SPHR researchers to address outstanding research questions on the broader health and economic impacts of welfare rights advice.

June 2018 - May 2019

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Safeguarding children affected by parental substance misuse

This research project will look at parenting interventions which may be adapted for non-substance misusing parents and caregivers within families where one parent misuses substances.

April 2018 - September 2019

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