People Living in Deprived Areas have Less Good Quality Green Space to Access

Jenny Woodward, 9th April 2020 Our parks and green spaces have rarely received as much attention.  As the coronavirus ‘lockdown’ continues in the UK and the spring sun makes an appearance, people are heading to their local green spaces for daily exercise and wellbeing. Government guidance allows for visits to local parks and green spaces, … Continue reading People Living in Deprived Areas have Less Good Quality Green Space to Access

Evaluating services that are linked to health-related stigma

CHPR Blog November 2019 - Louise Warwick-Booth Earlier this year, a number of us working in the Centre for Health Promotion Research completed an evaluation of a local maternal stop smoking service. Our evaluation methods usually involve gathering the views of those who use services, as this is of course central to finding out about … Continue reading Evaluating services that are linked to health-related stigma

Using Young Dads’ Experiences to Change Services That Support Families

CHPR Blog March 2019 - Susan Coan The Centre for Health Promotion Research have recently completed an evaluation of a project supporting young fathers which aimed to not only develop the skills and confidence of the young men involved, but also influence organisations working with them and national policy around young fathers. The project staff … Continue reading Using Young Dads’ Experiences to Change Services That Support Families

Using people’s experiences to improve health services

CHPR Blog January 2019 – Mark Gamsu The School of Health and Community Studies at Leeds Beckett University has just come to the end of a review of the approach taken by Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust to understanding what people think of their services and how it involves them in service improvement. … Continue reading Using people’s experiences to improve health services

Celebrating 21 years of the Centre for Health Promotion Research

CHPR Blog December 2018 - Louise Warwick-Booth, James Woodall, Anne-Marie Bagnall and Jane South We recently held a small gathering of former colleagues, friends and supporters to celebrate the 21st birthday of the Centre for Health Promotion Research.  This was an opportunity to review the diverse range of research projects that we have carried out … Continue reading Celebrating 21 years of the Centre for Health Promotion Research

Co-production is Personal and Political

CHPR Blog November 2018 - Pamela Fisher Co-production involves a redistribution of power. In the first instance, this requires respect for people’s choices and preferences about their care.  For this reason, policy initiatives such as the introduction of personal budgets and the personalisation agenda constitute progress – they help to re-instate marginalised people as self-determining … Continue reading Co-production is Personal and Political

Using research and education to respond to England’s shifting health profile

CHPR Blog September 2018 - James Woodall A report published yesterday by Public Health England which is widely reported in media, shows the changing landscape of health in England.  While there have been significant improvements in the health of the country, including increased life expectancy and a reduction in the number of people smoking, persistent … Continue reading Using research and education to respond to England’s shifting health profile