Improving Public Health and Reducing Health Inequalities
Our public health theme has been co-designed by and is directly managed by our local authority (LA) partners to support them to deliver their statutory responsibilities to improve the health of their populations and reduce inequalities in health.
The theme management group is jointly chaired by an LA representative and the theme’s academic lead.
The theme's neighbourhood resilience programme is based in our network of 10 relatively disadvantaged neighbourhoods for learning and it aims to enhance resilience in these neighbourhoods by using evidence from research alongside the experiential knowledge of the people who live and work there to address upstream social, economic and/or environmental drivers of health inequalities. The CLAHRC NWC Improving Public Health Programme provides a valuable opportunity for joint working between residents, local workers and policy makers and other local stakeholders.
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