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Standing desk research on Look North http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0397kk0
Effective early intervention to improve child health and wellbeing are fundamental to
the goals of improving lifelong physical and mental health and
This programme aims to develop and implement novel approaches to improve child and family health and wellbeing, adapting the best
international evidence to meet local health needs. The programme will build on the strong, multi-disciplinary NHS-Universities partnership and communities of practice developed in this field as part of our first successful CLAHRC programme. This partnership unites leading academic experts in the field of child health with an active network of NHS practitioners.
Priority areas for applied research have been developed following extensive consultation with health and local authority leaders and practitioners and aligned to meet the goals of the public health goals of the Yorkshire and Humber Academic Health Science Network. The topics recognise particular regional challenges of deprivation, ethnic diversity and fragmentation of health and local government services, and include a focus on three cross-cutting themes:
Behavioural change to improve health
Better use of routine data to support decision making
Tailoring interventions to populations
The team has a strong track record of effective public engagement and will build on this to ensure appropriate co-production of research. The programme will provide evidence to inform commissioners, develop interventions to improve provision of care and promote the implementation of behavioural changes to improve health and well-being.