The School aims to address the challenges faced by public health practitioners working on the ‘front line’, in the NHS, local authorities and the third sector to produce high quality evidence for public health practice to improve population health and reduce health inequalities.
In order to address these challenges, the School has set up the Public Health Practice Evaluation Scheme (PHPES) in collaboration with Public Health England which enables individuals working in public health who are introducing innovative initiatives aimed at improving health, to work in partnership with SPHR to conduct rigorous evaluations of their cost-effectiveness. The scheme is particularly focused on local public health initiatives, rather than projects that are part of national programmes.
What the scheme offers
The scheme offers public health practitioners working in any sector an opportunity to:
- Collaborate with leading population health scientists to evaluate their practice
- Gain national profile for their work
- Provide evidence on the cost-effectiveness of their work that others can use
- The possibility that the project or initiative will be replicated in other areas
Eligibility for PHPES
SPHR welcome applications from people working across the public health community, in the NHS, local authority, clinical commissioning groups, screening teams and third sector organisations.
The project or initiative can be focused on changing the environment in which people live and work – natural, built, social, financial, regulatory and cultural, promoting healthy individual behaviour, or both. The School will also consider those aimed at improving population health services.
To be eligible for support from SPHR, the project or initiative should:
- aim to improve population health and reduce health inequalities
- have the potential to be of benefit in other parts of England
- have secure funding throughout the duration of the evaluation (normally up to 2 years)
Call for applications
The School is not accepting applications for the scheme at the moment, however, details of future rounds will be shared in January 2019.
If you would like to find out more about the School’s current PHPES funded evaluations visit Public Health Practice Health Scheme Projects.
If you are interested in the scheme you can register your details here.