Improving Public Health

We will support local authorities across the NW Coast in their new statutory responsibilities to reduce health inequalities and improve the health of their population.

We will work with local authorities to embed evidence based policies, practices and services to reduce health inequalities in the work of the new local public health systems focused on promoting and supporting resilience in communities. This work will begin with reviews of evidence on effective approaches to improving the social, economic and environmental components of resilience.

We will also work to ensure that the research and implementation activities delivered by CLAHRC NWC contribute to reducing inequalities in healthcare. To do this we are developing a health inequalities audit and monitoring system based on existing tools and approaches to be implemented across the region.

Read our recently published Public Health Theme briefing

If you would like to find out more about our work in the area, please contact the Theme Leader, Professor Jennie Popay via or Libby Osborn via

Research BITES

Social Isolation and Loneliness - A review of the evidence

Assessing the effectiveness of Selective Licensing in England - A review of the evidence