The second round of SPHR’s innovative Public Health Practice Evaluation Scheme (PHPES) opens on Friday 17th January, 2014. The scheme aims to help SPHR to produce high quality evidence needed by public health practice to improve the health of the population and help reduce health inequalities. PHPES enables public health practitioners to work in partnership with members of SPHR on robust evaluations of innovative public health projects or initiatives they are delivering. 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
What we’re looking for
We 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. We 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)
Applicants are strongly advised to read the guidance document before completing an application. To be shortlisted, applications will need to have the support of one of SPHR’s eight academic members and the organisation funding / implementing the project or initiative will also need to contribute in cash or kind to the evaluation collaboration.
The deadline for applications is midday on Friday 28th February, 2014.
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