ANNOUNCEMENT: Next ‘Why evaluate?’ workshop to be held on 24th May in Birmingham for local government practitioners

‘Why Evaluate?’ A one-day introductory workshop on research, evidence and evaluation in local government

Run in collaboration with colleagues from Public Health England West Midlands this workshop will explore evaluation issues and offer some pointers to local government practitioners on how to think about and evaluate the effects of their daily activities working in and around public health. We are particularly interested in having participants attending from non-public health departments who work within remits that manage the broader social areas that determine health e.g. transport, licensing, housing , planning etc. The workshop does not require previous knowledge of evaluation issues, or knowledge of study design, or statistics.

The workshop is free, with lunch and refreshments included, and is being organised as part of the work of the NIHR School for Public Health Research (NIHR SPHR). The NIHR SPHR was set up to help improve the evidence base for public health practice. It is a partnership between eight leading UK academic centres with excellence in applied public health research in England.

Date & time: Tuesday 24th May 2016, 9:30am-3:00pm

LocationWedgwood Suite, Novotel Birmingham City Centre, 70 Broad Street, Birmingham B1 2HT

Registration: Please download and complete our registration form and email it to sphr@lshtm.ac.uk. Selected candidates will be notified via email.

Registration is now open (from 3rd May) and will close on Friday 13th May.

For more information about the event please download our ‘Why evaluate?’ flyer.

Any questions? Please email

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