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Developing tools to aid local authority decision making

This research will evaluate the new prioritisation framework tool informed by SPHR research and evaluate its impact on local authority decision-making when it comes to investment and disinvestment decisions.

October 2017 - September 2018

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Evidence beyond the health sector

Researchers conducted a number of linked studies to improve the understanding of how evidence is understood, accessed, used and valued by decision makers working beyond health areas, in sectors that potentially impact upon people’s health and wellbeing.

June 2012 - November 2013

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Supporting public health commissioners in priority setting to improve population health and address health inequalities

This study aimed to provide tailored health economics support to three local authorities and evaluate its impact by using a range of methods.

November 2012 - August 2015

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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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Shaping a ‘healthier food environment’

This research aims to identify, map and explore the use of policy levers and interventions that can be used to influence population health change, in the common local food system across English Local Authorities (LA).

July 2018 - June 2019

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Safeguarding children affected by parental substance misuse

This research project will look at parenting interventions which may be adapted for non-substance misusing parents and caregivers within families where one parent misuses substances.

April 2018 - September 2019

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Online data visualisation tools for local public health decision-support: from a food and exercise perspective

This project will assess how useful online data visualisation tools are used in practice to support decision making.

May 2018 - October 2019

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Examining local authority actions to reduce the rapid increase of hot-food takeaways in England

This project complements the Foodscape Project previously funded by SPHR. Whilst the Foodscape project focused on changing what food is served in takeaways, this new project will focus on local authority action to restrict the rapid increase of hot-food takeaways.

November 2017 - February 2019

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