Our Public Health Practice Evaluation Scheme (PHPES) is open for applications. We’re delighted to announce that the scheme now operates in collaboration with Public Health England. PHPES offers public health practitioners an exciting opportunity to work in partnership with a SPHR research team to evaluate innovative projects or initiatives they are delivering.
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 in the third sector.
Public Health Practice Evaluation Scheme (PHPES) aims to help us respond to these challenges. It enables people 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 PHPES offers
The scheme offers public health practitioners working in any sector an exciting opportunity to:
- Collaborate with leading population health scientists to evaluate your practice
- Gain national profile for your work
- Provide evidence on the cost-effectiveness of your work that others can use
- The possibility that your project or initiative will be replicated in other areas
To find out more about the scheme and make an application visit here.
Current PHPES research
The PHPES scheme was originally launched in 2013 and has already funded 10 evaluations:
- Exposing the impact of advice services on health and inequalities
- London-wide HIV Prevention Programme (LHPP)
- Doncaster ‘Foundation for Change’ domestic abuse prevention programme
- Public Health Outcomes of the Cambridgeshire Time Credits Project
- Mentoring vulnerable and excluded adolescents to achieve better health and well-being
- Natural experimental evaluation of a complex intervention (babyClear) to promote increased smoking cessation rates among pregnant women
- Evaluating the impact of a cumulative impact policy to reduce alcohol-related harms in Islington local authority
- DrinkThink: Alcohol Screening and Brief Intervention for Young People in Youth, Social Service, and Healthcare Settings
- The health inequalities impact of reducing the cost of local authority leisure facilities
- Community-based Prevention of Diabetes (ComPoD)
About Public Health England
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