From 2008 to 2013 the NIHR funded nine Collaborations for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (CLAHRCs) in England.

The CLAHRCs were created to help ensure research evidence was used to improve health services.

The CLAHRCs have done this by conducting applied research, translating research into healthcare practice, and increasing the capacity of health services to undertake more applied research and translation in the future.

Funding for 2014 to 2018 for a new cohort of CLAHRCs has now been awarded. The CLAHRC for South Yorkshire (CLAHRC SY: 2008 to 2013) and the CLAHRC for Leeds, York and Bradford (CLAHRC LYB; 2008 to 2013) have worked together to create an exciting new collaboration encompassing the whole Yorkshire and Humber region.

The CLAHRC Yorkshire and Humber will demonstrate continuity from the earlier CLAHRCs. We will work with networks of cross-sector partners to build on the successes and learning from the CLAHRC SY and the CLAHRC LYB to continue to address some of our region’s most pressing and challenging health needs.