BLOG: Transforming community relations is the starting point for achieving real public health improvements

Healthful communities do not emerge out of social and economic deprivation or through top-down intervention. The key is listening to what communities say is making them ill and creating partnerships to address these issues. This allows change to take off and gain a life of its own, explain Katrina…

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ANNOUNCEMENT: Next ‘Why Evaluate?’ workshop for local government practitioners!

This event has now passed.
SPHR@L is excited to announce a further workshop on ‘Why evaluate?: An introductory workshop on research, evidence and evaluation for local government.’
We are particularly interested in engaging with those working in housing, transport, and planning etc to be better equipped to design evaluations…

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ANNOUNCEMENT: fourth ‘Evaluation Workshop’ aimed at local government practitioners!

SPHR@L is excited to announce a fourth workshop on ‘Why evaluate?’ An introductory workshop on research, evidence and evaluation for local government.
We are particularly interested in engaging with those working in housing, transport, and planning etc to be better equipped to design evaluations.
Date & time: Tuesday 1st…

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NEWS: SPHR@L presents at LSHTM Public Health & Policy Faculty seminar!

On 9th June 2015, the NIHR School for Public Health Research @ LSHTM (SPHR@L) was featured as ‘Research Group of the month’ within the Public Health & Policy (PHP) Faculty seminar series and presented some its current research, as well as a talk on how we build connections, capacity and…

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BLOG: Just how useful are licensing laws for improving public health?

Despite legal changes in Scotland, councils are struggling to use public health as an argument against new pubs and off-licences.  We need to reconsider the role of licensing in the context of other ways to achieve the same ends, suggests Niamh Fitzgerald.

The public health armoury available to reduce…

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BLOG: Liberalising drinking hasn’t left much chance for thinking

Alcohol policy has, for too long, spurned evidence or evaluation. Scotland is showing England and Wales the way forward, prioritising monitoring and evaluation of new policies to help generate better evidence, argues David Humphreys

Government policies to control alcohol have, over the years, set public health researchers a series of…

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BLOG: Why we want to develop public health research to help strengthen local government

SPHR@L is committed to support professionals in local government and understanding their need for the right kinds of evidence to support their public health responsibilities, explains Matt Egan

A healthy population both reflects and contributes to a healthy society. Securing better health adds legitimacy and value to public services…

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SEMINAR: Preventing harm with alcohol licensing: can we generate evidence from policy?

SPHR@L Seminar Series
NIHR School for Public Health Research @ LSHTM

‘Preventing harm with alcohol licensing: can we generate evidence from policy?’

Speaker: David Humphreys (University of Oxford)

Seminar abstract – D Humphreys

Seminar blog coming soon…

Date: Wednesday, 11th March 2015

Time: 17.15-18.30 – reception to follow
Venue…

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U.o.Exter & SPHR@L announce 3rd ‘Why Evaluate?’ workshop

Why evaluate? A one-day workshop on research, evidence and evaluation in local government

We live in a society in which it is increasingly important for decisions to be “evidence-based”. Among other things, this implies a need to evaluate new programmes and policies to find out “what works”. Yet…

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