Generating Evidence for Local Authorities

Local Authority Research Links (LARKs) Air Quality Workshop 23rd January 2018

This workshop brought together representatives from local authorities and Public Health England to gain a greater understanding of air quality, current research and actionable tools. Short report, air quality workshop

Public Health and Inequalities Showcase Event 23rd April 2015

NIHR CLAHRC YH themes were showcased at a networking event for colleagues across Yorkshire and Humber. 

The networking event aimed to:

  • Develop joint working opportunities between NIHR CLAHRC YH and local authorities
  • Describe current work and expertise in NIHR CLAHRC YH
  • Plan support to address evidence gaps for local authorities
  • Access and work with academics to develop research proposals

40 delegates attended the event representing 10 out of the 15 local authorities, with additional delegates from Public Health England and NHS England.

Presentations provided an overview of the core aims and objectives of NIHR CLAHRC YH and a summary of findings from a survey of Y&H Public Health structures and Health and Wellbeing Board priorities. Presentations were given from NIHR CLAHRC YH themes to share current research projects and potential areas for future collaboration with local authorities.

The showcase event was the first in a series of NIHR CLAHRC YH workshops for local authorities and NHS partners. 

Presentations from the event

CLAHRC MHC theme smoking cessation - Helen Lewis

An electronic Frailty Index (eFI) for the identification of frailty in older people - Lesley Brown

Maternal Obesity & Mobile Technology - Hora Soltani

Developing, implementing and evaluating a ‘Healthy Conversations’ training programme across Sheffield City Council - Donna Turner (Learning and Development Consultant Sheffield City Council)Annette Haywood (Theme Manager, Public Health and Inequalities CLAHRC YH)

Healthy Children, Healthy Families: West Yorkshire Air Quality and Health Strategy - Sara Ahern, City of Bradford Metropolitan Council

What is a CLAHRC?...and why should you get involved? - Jo Cooke

Inequalities and intervention research - Stephanie Prady & Kate Pickett, CLAHRC Y & H, Health Inequalities Core Activity University of York

Using well-being for cross-sector comparisons: proposal for the MRC - Presented by Milad KarimiOn behalf of:John Brazier, Aki Tsuchiya, Clara Mukuria, Tessa Peasgood, Monica Hernandez, Praveen Thokala

Identifying and fulfilling priority evidence needs for local authorities - Catherine Homer and Vanessa Powell-Hoyland

Health Economics and Outcomes Measurement - Gerry Wilson