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

The emergence of the social model of health on television

CHPR Blog August 2018 - Kris Southby In recent weeks there have been two programmes aired in primetime slots on the BBC about the importance of the social determinants of health. The first was entitled ‘Panorama: Get Rich or Die Young’ and was shown at 8:30pm on BBC One. The programme explored the life expectancy … Continue reading The emergence of the social model of health on television

Health promotion in changing and challenging times

CHPR Blog July 2018 - Louise Warwick-Booth Our previous blogs have tended to focus upon the research that we deliver within the Centre, however many of us also teach health promotion.  Our course provision is delivered in classroom contexts in England, and further afield such as in Zambia and Ghana. The Distance Learning course is … Continue reading Health promotion in changing and challenging times

Places, Spaces and Social relations – What Works for Community Wellbeing?

CHPR Blog June 2018 - Anne-Marie Bagnall Last month we launched our systematic review of what changes to community infrastructure (places and spaces) can boost social relations.  This was part of a 3-year Community Wellbeing Evidence Programme that we’ve been working on with the What Works Centre for Wellbeing. It’s been a very productive 3 … Continue reading Places, Spaces and Social relations – What Works for Community Wellbeing?

Community Learning Course – Leeds Beckett

CHPR Blog April 2018 - Susan Coan Undergraduate degrees now cost over £9k per year, but there is still a huge demand for higher education (HE).  Newspapers frequently run articles questioning if/justifying why going to university is still worth it.  The reasons for going range from the learning about something you love and expanding your … Continue reading Community Learning Course – Leeds Beckett

Recognising the ‘social’ in disability and health: the case of the Winter Paralympics.

CHPR blog, March 2018, Kris Southby The 12th Winter Paralympic Games, which ended last week, was ten days of intense competition across six winter-sports events. Anyone watching on television – or who is familiar with para-sport – will have noticed that within each event, athletes are grouped to compete against each other based on their … Continue reading Recognising the ‘social’ in disability and health: the case of the Winter Paralympics.

Using creative approaches to evaluate health projects

by Susan Coan and Jenny Woodward Focus groups are a staple of qualitative research but sometimes it feels like you’re going through the motions with each group without really getting to the bottom of the issues they want to cover or experiences they want to share.  The groups can be easily dominated by strong characters … Continue reading Using creative approaches to evaluate health projects

The contribution of green spaces to health and wellbeing

In this blog post Jenny Woodward, Research Fellow, Centre for Health Promotion Research and Dr Eric Brymer, Reader in the Carnegie School of Sport, reflect on a recent conference which discussed the contribution of green spaces to health and wellbeing. (Post originally featured here) Green space has long been appreciated for its beauty, its contribution … Continue reading The contribution of green spaces to health and wellbeing

Health promotion through housing support: A success story

    The contribution that housing associations can make in relation to public health improvements in recent years has been increasingly recognised within both the research and policy literature. The provision of basic housing requirements is linked to health improvements.   Wider factors such as neighbourhood quality, security of tenure and modifications for those with disabilities … Continue reading Health promotion through housing support: A success story