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Equal England

The aim of the Equal England network is to expand the successful Equal North network of over 550 members to build a national community of academics, researchers, practitioners, and members of the public across England who share a common interest in addressing health and social inequalities.

November 2019 - March 2022

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Progressing the public health agenda: ethnicity and migration

This project’s goal is to begin to redress the marginalisation of race/ethnicity and migration within public health intervention and health inequalities research in England.

June 2017 - July 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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Optimising the alcohol reduction smartphone app: Drink Less

This research project will further develop the Drink Less app to incorporate findings from the original Drink Less study to make the app more suitable and user friendly.

January 2018 - July 2019

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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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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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Exploring community engagement in local alcohol decision making

This study will explore the range of ways community members can engage with local authorities and influence decisions around alcohol policy in the local area.

February 2018 - November 2018

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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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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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Supporting community engagement to increase the control that communities have over decisions that affect them

The aim of this project is to use evidence/learning generated from the Communities in Control study to support community engagement (CE) approaches aiming to increase the control that communities have over decisions that affect them.

June 2017 - May 2018

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