This blog post, written by Esther Curtin (University of Bristol), Joyce Coker and Hannah Scott (University of Cambridge) draws on two studies within the Public Mental Health programme in the NIHR School for Public Health Research.
This project will evaluate the first five years of the Public Health Practice Evaluation Scheme to inform and improve the School's future research collaboration.
April 2018 - December 2018
Social prescribing is the use of non-medical interventions to achieve sustained lifestyle change and improved self-care among people with long-term health conditions (LTCs) and has been taking place on a small scale for a number of years. The need for evidence of effectiveness using robust evaluative designs has been identified.
PHPES offers public health practitioners working in any sector an exciting opportunity to work in partnership with an SPHR research team to evaluate innovative projects or initiatives they are delivering.
The second round of SPHR’s innovative Public Health Practice Evaluation Scheme (PHPES) opens on Friday 17th January, 2014.
SPHR’s goal is to produce high quality evidence needed by public health practice to improve the health of the population and help reduce health inequalities.