Evaluating the Health Effects of Social Interventions

Lead Research Organisation: University of Glasgow

Abstract

Policy makers, such as politicians and civil servants, make decisions on a daily basis which affect our lives and possibly our health. These include decisions about whether and where to build new roads, how much to spend on building new housing, and how best to improve the public's health. To help with this decision-making process they need continual access to good quality health research. This programme contributes by carrying out new studies, for example, studies of the effects of housing on health. It also brings together existing research and publishes it in summary form, as systematic literature reviews. Our overall aim is to ensure that policy decisions which may affect our health can be informed by the most reliable research evidence - rather than on poor evidence, anecdote, conventional wisdom, or "what has been done in the past".

Technical Summary

This programme, funded by the Chief Scientist Office (CSO) of the Scottish Executive Health Department, aims to produce evidence to support public health decision-making by evaluating the health impacts of social interventions. Our research involves evaluations of the health effects of housing, regeneration, transport, employment, tobacco control and other policies, and their effects on health inequalities. To do this we undertake new controlled studies, mainly using quasi-experimental methods; qualitative research, and systematic reviews. The main objectives of the programme are to:

Undertake systematic reviews of the effectiveness of social or health interventions (policies, programmes and projects) in improving health,

and

Carry out primary studies evaluating the health impacts of social and health policies and interventions. The focus of our current research is examining the effects on health and health inequalities of housing and regeneration, employment and welfare, and school contexts, inequalities and health. We also participate in projects aimed at developing new methodologies for evaluation and evidence synthesis.

Publications


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Bonell C (2014) Why schools should promote students' health and wellbeing. in BMJ (Clinical research ed.)
Bonell C (2013) The effects on student health of interventions modifying the school environment: systematic review. in Journal of epidemiology and community health
Burford BJ (2012) Assessing evidence in public health: the added value of GRADE. in Journal of public health (Oxford, England)
 
Description Barcelona Public Health Agency HT 2013
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description Citation in cochrane review HT 2013
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Citation in systematic reviews
 
Description GRIP Housing seminar HT 2013
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description GoWell cited in Equally Well ME 2009
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
 
Description Health in social context course
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description LirneAsia SR course
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description NICE EWD consultation
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
 
Description Publications by Thomson H: Housing and Health Systematic Review, Assessing the Health impacts of Social Interventions paper in BMJ. Numerous other publications in this field.
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
 
Description Scottish Government 2014 Commonwealth Games legacy
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Participation in advisory committee
 
Description housing work cited in reviews HT 2009 to 2014
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Citation in systematic reviews
 
Description MRC Lifelong wellbeing
Amount £735,000 (GBP)
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Department The Mary Lyon Centre
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 03/2014 
End 03/2017
 
Description MRC Programme grant
Amount £2,389,000 (GBP)
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 01/2014 
End 01/2019
 
Description NIHR PHR M74 study
Amount £681,493 (GBP)
Organisation National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) 
Department Public Health Research (PHR) Programme
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 01/2013 
End 12/2015
 
Description Public Health Research Programme (MUP)
Amount £700,000 (GBP)
Organisation University College London Hospitals Charity (UCLH) 
Department National Institute for Health Research (NIHR)
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 04/2013 
 
Description What Works Scotland Centre
Amount £2,960,312 (GBP)
Funding ID ES/M003922/1 
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 07/2014 
End 06/2017
 
Description Cochrane Public Health Group 
Organisation The Cochrane Collaboration
Country Global 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Lead reviewer in joint Cochrane/Campbell systematic review Editor member of international group of methods experts
Collaborator Contribution Developed useful network within Cochrane public health review group
Impact Peer reviewed joint protocol for systematic review (Cochrane Public Health Revewi group and Campbell Social Welfare group) Now editorial member of Public Health Review Group (2011) Steering group member to explore funding options for UK satellite for the group (2013)
Start Year 2009
 
Description Cochrane Public Health Group 
Organisation University of Melbourne
Country Australia, Commonwealth of 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Lead reviewer in joint Cochrane/Campbell systematic review Editor member of international group of methods experts
Collaborator Contribution Developed useful network within Cochrane public health review group
Impact Peer reviewed joint protocol for systematic review (Cochrane Public Health Revewi group and Campbell Social Welfare group) Now editorial member of Public Health Review Group (2011) Steering group member to explore funding options for UK satellite for the group (2013)
Start Year 2009
 
Description Cochrane systematic review of community coalitions 2010 
Organisation Washington State Institute for Public Policy
Country United States of America 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution On advisory group for review to provide methodological expertise on systematic reviews of complex social interventions
Collaborator Contribution Widened international collaboration and network for MRC researcher
Impact No outputs as yet- publications expected in 2012. Draws on education, community development, and public health expertise.
Start Year 2010
 
Description Cochrane systematic review. Welfare to work interventions and their effects on health and well-being of lone parents and their children 
Organisation Durham University
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Wrote project proposal and funding application. Responsible for majority of substantive work on project.
Collaborator Contribution Topic and methods expertise. Input into funding application, review protocol and review.
Impact Gibson M, Thomson H, Banas K, Bambra C, Fenton C, Bond L. Welfare to work interventions and their effects on health and well-being of lone parents and their children [protocol]. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2012:Issue 5 Gibson M, Banas K, Thomson H, Bambra C, Bond L, McKee MJ, Lutje V, Fenton C. Welfare to work interventions and their effects on the health and well-being of lone parents and their children. Chief Scientist's Office, Edinburgh, 2011 Gibson M, Banas K, Thomson H, Bambra C, Bond L, McKee M, Lutje V, Fenton C: Welfare to work interventions and their effects on the health and well-being of lone parents and their children [abstract]. In: European Public Health (EUPHA) Conference Public Health and Welfare - Welfare Development and Health November 2011; Copenhagen, Denmark: Published in, European Journal of Public Health 2011; 21 Suppl.1; 2011: A200.
Start Year 2009
 
Description Glasgow and Baltimore medical history PhD 
Organisation Johns Hopkins University
Country United States of America 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Co-supervising a PhD student based at the University of Glasgow
Collaborator Contribution Graham Mooney of JHU will co-supervise a PhD student based at University of Glasgow. The phd project is linked with the GoWell programme and will also be co-supervised by MRC SPHSU staff member, Matt EganSupervising PhD student on a project connected with the GoWell programmeCo-supervising a PhD student on a project linked to the GoWell programme.
Impact Project was awarded a Smith and Kelvin Scholarship to fund four years of research that will lead to a PhD thesis.
Start Year 2011
 
Description GoEast: Studying the Impacts of Regeneration and the Commonwealth Games Legacy in the East End Local Development Strategy Area in Glasgow 
Organisation Glasgow City Council
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Matt Egan is a principal investigator and will contribute to all aspects of the study. The SPHSU survey team managed and conducted the fieldwork.
Collaborator Contribution Co-principal investigators involved in all aspects of the study.
Impact The first wave of fieldwork has been completed. A baseline report has been produced (2013). Multi-disciplinary between SPHSU and Urban Studies.
Start Year 2012
 
Description GoEast: Studying the Impacts of Regeneration and the Commonwealth Games Legacy in the East End Local Development Strategy Area in Glasgow 
Organisation Scottish Government
Department Glasgow Centre for Population Health (GCPH)
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Matt Egan is a principal investigator and will contribute to all aspects of the study. The SPHSU survey team managed and conducted the fieldwork.
Collaborator Contribution Co-principal investigators involved in all aspects of the study.
Impact The first wave of fieldwork has been completed. A baseline report has been produced (2013). Multi-disciplinary between SPHSU and Urban Studies.
Start Year 2012
 
Description GoEast: Studying the Impacts of Regeneration and the Commonwealth Games Legacy in the East End Local Development Strategy Area in Glasgow 
Organisation Scottish Government
Department Glasgow Housing Association
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Matt Egan is a principal investigator and will contribute to all aspects of the study. The SPHSU survey team managed and conducted the fieldwork.
Collaborator Contribution Co-principal investigators involved in all aspects of the study.
Impact The first wave of fieldwork has been completed. A baseline report has been produced (2013). Multi-disciplinary between SPHSU and Urban Studies.
Start Year 2012
 
Description GoEast: Studying the Impacts of Regeneration and the Commonwealth Games Legacy in the East End Local Development Strategy Area in Glasgow 
Organisation Scottish Government
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Matt Egan is a principal investigator and will contribute to all aspects of the study. The SPHSU survey team managed and conducted the fieldwork.
Collaborator Contribution Co-principal investigators involved in all aspects of the study.
Impact The first wave of fieldwork has been completed. A baseline report has been produced (2013). Multi-disciplinary between SPHSU and Urban Studies.
Start Year 2012
 
Description GoEast: Studying the Impacts of Regeneration and the Commonwealth Games Legacy in the East End Local Development Strategy Area in Glasgow 
Organisation Sport Scotland
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Matt Egan is a principal investigator and will contribute to all aspects of the study. The SPHSU survey team managed and conducted the fieldwork.
Collaborator Contribution Co-principal investigators involved in all aspects of the study.
Impact The first wave of fieldwork has been completed. A baseline report has been produced (2013). Multi-disciplinary between SPHSU and Urban Studies.
Start Year 2012
 
Description GoEast: Studying the Impacts of Regeneration and the Commonwealth Games Legacy in the East End Local Development Strategy Area in Glasgow 
Organisation University of Glasgow
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Matt Egan is a principal investigator and will contribute to all aspects of the study. The SPHSU survey team managed and conducted the fieldwork.
Collaborator Contribution Co-principal investigators involved in all aspects of the study.
Impact The first wave of fieldwork has been completed. A baseline report has been produced (2013). Multi-disciplinary between SPHSU and Urban Studies.
Start Year 2012
 
Description Health impact assessment of 2014 Commonwealth Games 
Organisation Glasgow City Council
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution The MRC participated in the design, conduct, write-up and dissemination of the HIA. We also produced a systematic review which fed directly into the HIA process.
Impact A full report and summary report are available on the Glasgow City Council website. A journal article is currently under peer review.
Start Year 2008
 
Description Health impact assessment of 2014 Commonwealth Games 
Organisation NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde (NHSGGC)
Department Public Health NHSGGC
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution The MRC participated in the design, conduct, write-up and dissemination of the HIA. We also produced a systematic review which fed directly into the HIA process.
Impact A full report and summary report are available on the Glasgow City Council website. A journal article is currently under peer review.
Start Year 2008
 
Description Health impact assessment of 2014 Commonwealth Games 
Organisation Scottish Government
Department Glasgow Centre for Population Health (GCPH)
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution The MRC participated in the design, conduct, write-up and dissemination of the HIA. We also produced a systematic review which fed directly into the HIA process.
Impact A full report and summary report are available on the Glasgow City Council website. A journal article is currently under peer review.
Start Year 2008
 
Description Joseph Rowntree Foundation Does Money Matter (ended 2014) 
Organisation Faculty of Public Health and Policy
Department Social and Environmental Health Research
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Theoretical review 'does money matter'
Collaborator Contribution Systematic review
Impact Benzeval M, Bond L, Campbell M, Egan M, Lorenc T, Petticrew M, Popham F. How does money influence health?. Joseph Rowntree Foundation, York, 2014 Campbell M, Egan M, Lorenc T, Bond L, Popham F, Fenton C, Benzeval M. Considering methodological options for reviews of theory: illustrated by a review of theories linking income and health. BMC Systematic Reviews 2014;3:114
Start Year 2012
 
Description Minimum Unit Pricing Evaluation 
Organisation King's College London (KCL)
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Leading evaluation of MUP in Scotland
Collaborator Contribution Contributing to this evaluation; links with government
Impact NIHR grant
Start Year 2012
 
Description Minimum Unit Pricing Evaluation 
Organisation NHS Health Scotland
Department Information Services Division (ISD) Scotland
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Leading evaluation of MUP in Scotland
Collaborator Contribution Contributing to this evaluation; links with government
Impact NIHR grant
Start Year 2012
 
Description Minimum Unit Pricing Evaluation 
Organisation NHS Health Scotland
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Leading evaluation of MUP in Scotland
Collaborator Contribution Contributing to this evaluation; links with government
Impact NIHR grant
Start Year 2012
 
Description Minimum Unit Pricing Evaluation 
Organisation University of Aberdeen
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Leading evaluation of MUP in Scotland
Collaborator Contribution Contributing to this evaluation; links with government
Impact NIHR grant
Start Year 2012
 
Description Minimum Unit Pricing Evaluation 
Organisation University of Stirling
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Leading evaluation of MUP in Scotland
Collaborator Contribution Contributing to this evaluation; links with government
Impact NIHR grant
Start Year 2012
 
Description Systematic review of food security 
Organisation Deakin University
Country Australia, Commonwealth of 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Contribute expertise on synthesising complex data, and provide review support at different stages of review
Collaborator Contribution International collaborators to extend development of methods of synthesising evidence of complex interventions
Impact Contribute expertise on synthesising complex data, and provide review support
Start Year 2010
 
Description Systematic review of food security 
Organisation University of Ottawa
Country Canada 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Contribute expertise on synthesising complex data, and provide review support at different stages of review
Collaborator Contribution International collaborators to extend development of methods of synthesising evidence of complex interventions
Impact Contribute expertise on synthesising complex data, and provide review support
Start Year 2010
 
Description The influence of political and economic context on the health of Swedish lone mothers 
Organisation Karolinska Institute
Country Sweden, Kingdom of 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution gained funding for initial visit, idea for paper, drafting intro and background for paper, analysis strategy
Collaborator Contribution refining ideas, data analysis, writing up
Impact none as yet
Start Year 2013
 
Description Annual UK Cochrane Conference 2014 HT 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Conference name: Annual UK Cochrane Conference
Date: 4.14
Location: University of Manchester
Title: Production of useful evidence syntheses for public health
Authors: Thomson H, Francis D, Turley R, Weightman A, Waters E, Moore L, Doyle J


Not known
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Developing a Theory of Change for Free School Meals for all P1-3 children in Scotland 2014 PC 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/parliamentarians
Results and Impact We jointly developed a Theory of Change which formed the basis for a fully-developed evaluability assessment of free school meals.

We have completed an evaluability assessment of free school meals, following two further meetings with Scottish Government policy-makers which will be published on the NHS Health Scotland website. Our research recommendations have been accepted by the Scottish Government, a project manager has been appointed by Health Scotland, and a working group involving researchers, SG policy makers and NHS Health Scotland has been convened to take forward the evaluation. We have also had an amended module of questions of free school meal uptake and impact on family eating habits included in the next wave of the SG-funded Growing Up in Scotland survey which will take place in 2015
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description European public health association 2014 MG 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Conference name: European public health association
Date: 11.14
Location: Glasgow
Title: The effects of welfare to work interventions on the health and well-being of lone parents and their children - a systematic review of randomised controlled trials.
Authors: Dr M Gibson, Ms K Banas, Dr V Lutje, Mr MJ McKee, Ms S Martin, Dr H Thomson, Professor CL Bambra, Ms C Fenton, Professor L Bond


Not known
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Friends of Earth HT 2013 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/parliamentarians
Results and Impact none
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Health in its social context: Glasgow University Masters Course MG, HT 2012, 2013 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact 10 postgrad students are attending a course that summarises much of the work conducted in the unit (and elsewhere) on the social determinants of health and health inequalites.
Presenters: Hilary Thomson, Marcia Gibson

Course has only been running 2 weeks but has attracted UK and overseas students to Glasgow University.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012,2013
 
Description LirneAsia course HT 2013 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact none
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine seminar. Minimum Unit Pricing of Alcohol 2014 VK 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/parliamentarians
Results and Impact Event: London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine seminar 2014 VK
Date: 2014
Location: London, UK
Title: minimum unit pricing of alcohol in Scotland: lessons for evidence informed policy
Presenter: Vittal Katkireddi
Around 60 people (mixture of local policymakers, practitioners, some national policymakers and academics) attended a seminar I gave on minimum unit pricing of alcohol at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

Several attendees requested further information about academic outputs which were shared.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.lshtm.ac.uk/newsevents/events/2014/03/minimum-unit-pricing-of-alcohol-in-scotland-lessons...
 
Description Media coverage of the impacts of recession on mental health 2012 VK 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Event: Media coverage of the impacts of recession on mental health 2012 VK
Event type: media
Date: 2012
Media: BBC, Daily Telegraph, Daily Mail, Daily Express, Financial Times. Radio Forth FM.
Presenter: Vittal Katikireddi
Released a press release which resulted in coverage in a range of newspapers and other media, nationally and internationally, including BBC, Daily Telegraph, Daily Mail, Daily Express, Financial Times. Also gave a radio interview to Forth FM.

Research findings have been incorporated into some policy documents, such as the ScotPHO report on recession and austerity.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description NHS Lothian Continuing Professional Development seminar Minimum Unit Pricing 2014 VK 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Event: NHS Lothian Continuing Professional Development seminar Minimum Unit Pricing 2014 VK
Date: 2014
Location: Edinburgh, UK
Title: Role of evidence in the minimum unit pricing debate.
Presenter: Vittal Katikireddi
Approx 20 public health professionals (inc CPHMs, practitioners etc) attended a CPD session on the role of evidence in the minimum unit pricing debate.

Requests for copies of academic outputs.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description NHS Lothian Continuing Professional Development session 2014 VK 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Event name: NHS Lothian Continuing Professional Development session
Date: 19.6.14
Location: Edinburgh
Title: The relationship between evidence and public health policy
Authors: SV Katikireddi


Not known
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description NICE Topic Development Workshop Worklessness and Health 2013 MG 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Event: NICE Topic Development Workshop Worklessness and Health 2013 MG
Date: Nov 2013
Location: London, UK
Participant: Marcia Gibson

Participated in workshop facilitated to decide whether to develop guidance on worklessness and health

Raise awareness of Unit. Sharing knowledge.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description SPHR@L Seminar Series 2014 VK 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Event name: SPHR@L Seminar Series
Date: 20.3.14
Location: LSHTM, London
Title: Minimum unit pricing of alcohol in Scotland: Lessons for evidence-informed policy
Authors: Dr. S Vittal Katikireddi


Not known
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://sphr.lshtm.ac.uk/2014/03/03/seminar-minimum-unit-pricing-of-alcohol-in-scotland-lessons-for-e...
 
Description Society for Social Medicine Annual Scientific Conference 2014 EC 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Conference name: Society for Social Medicine Annual Scientific Conference
Date: 12.09.2014
Location: Oxford, England
Title: Disability, Work and Welfare: Individual and area-level influences on entering employment from health-related economic inactivity in the UK Labour Force Survey (oral)
Authors: Esther Curnock, Alastair Leyland, Frank Popham


Not known
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.ssmconference.org.uk/
 
Description Society for Social Medicine Annual Scientific Meeting 2014 MM 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Conference name:
Date: 10-12.9.2014
Location: Oxford
Title: Poor Mental Health after Bereavement: analysis of population level linked administrative data
Authors: McCann, Moriarty, Maguire, O'Reilly


Not known
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Thriving Places Seminar, Glasgow Community Planning Partnership 2014 PC 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/parliamentarians
Results and Impact Event: Thriving Places Seminar, Glasgow Community Planning Partnership 2014 PC
Date: 2014
Location: Glasgow, UK
Title: Evidence regarding place-based interventions for improving population health and wellbeing. Use of evaluability assessments to inform evaluation planning
Presenter: Peter Craig
The event was attended by c30 practitioners and senior policy-makers drawn from the health service, local authority, other public services such as the fire service, and third sector. Our presentation on the evidence regarding place-based interventions for improving population health and wellbeing, and use of evaluability assessments to inform evaluation planning, was well-received, and has led to a commitment to explore the possibility of an evaluability assessment of the Thriving Places initiative in Glasgow.

We will jointly develop a proposal for an evaluability assessment of the Thriving Places initiative with participants in the meeting.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Thriving Places Seminar, Glasgow Community Planning Partnership 2014 PC 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The event was attended by c30 practitioners and senior policy-makers drawn from the health service, local authority, other public services such as the fire service, and third sector. Our presentation on the evidence regarding place-based interventions for improving population health and wellbeing, and use of evaluability assessments to inform evaluation planning, was well-received, and has led to a commitment to explore the possibility of an evaluability assessment of the Thriving Places initiative in Glasgow.

We will jointly develop a proposal for an evaluability assessment of the Thriving Places initiative with participants in the meeting.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description UK Public Health Responsibility Deal - Evaluation Steering Group 2013 2014 VK 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Event: UK Public Health Responsibility Deal - Evaluation Steering Group 2013 2014 VK
Part of a steering group for the Department of Health-funded evaluation of the Public Health Responsibility Deal.
Date: 2013 to 2014
Participant: Vittal Katikireddi
Part of a steering group for the Department of Health-funded evaluation of the Public Health Responsibility Deal.

Informed the evaluation plans.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013,2014