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Communities in Control study: phase 1 findings released

The NIHR SPHR's Communities in Control study explores whether the health of individuals and communities increases when local people have greater control over decisions affecting the places where they live.

Phase 1 focused on exploratory work to understand early roll out of Big Local.

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Drink Less: smartphone app to help reduce the amount of alcohol you consume

NIHR SPHR’s Alcohol programme researchers at University College London (UCL) have developed a brand new app that aims to help people get healthier and save money by drinking less alcohol.

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Anxiety higher in women under age of 35

Researchers from NIHR SPHR’s Ageing Well programme have found that women are twice as likely as men to experience anxiety.

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Evaluation of NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme begins

Preventing or delaying the onset of Type 2 diabetes and related complications and illnesses will reduce long term treatment costs.

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Sexual health and alcohol education for young people: developing an evidence-based educational intervention

On 25 September 2015 members of SPHR’s Alcohol Programme team held a workshop at the Friends Meeting House in London to share findings from the first phase of their research with a range of experts and practitioners in the field of alcohol and sexual health education.

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Exploring local authority priority setting for public health investment

The main study from NIHR SPHR’s Shifting the Gravity of Spending project, which explores public health decision making and priority setting in the context of local government, has been completed and funding has been secured for a one-year follow-on study.

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Age Friendly Cities – Highlights from end-of-project stakeholder workshop

Efforts to make cities age-friendly must be evidence-informed and evaluated, say NIHR SPHR researchers from the Cambridge Institute of Public Health and the University of Liverpool, drawing on fieldwork in Liverpool that included a focus on falls among older people that was carried out as part of the Ageing Well programme at the NIHR School for Public Health Research.

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Modelling physical activity and movement in office buildings: Active buildings

NIHR SPHR’s Active Buildings study, a unique collaboration between public health, built environment and computer science researchers, has found that office-based workers demonstrate high levels of sitting during both the working week and weekend.

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Breakthrough Mentoring

NIHR SPHR’s Breakthrough Mentoring scheme has completed a feasibility study which indicates it would be possible to undertake a large scale Randomised Control Trial (RCT) to test the effectiveness of youth mentoring in the UK.

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