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PHIRST scheme project teams


Published: 22 March 2022

Version: 1.0 March 2022

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The Public Health Research (PHR) Programme is keen to enable local government to be research active. One way it is doing this is through the Public Health Intervention Responsive Studies Teams (PHIRST) scheme which enables evaluation of initiatives that local authorities have in place, providing research evidence to meet local government needs. Our funded research aims to help find out what impact these initiatives have on the health and health inequalities experienced by local populations.

The PHIRST scheme is fully-funded to co-design and co-produce evaluations of local authority initiatives in real-time. Our six PHIRST teams are currently supporting evaluation of over 30 initiatives, examples of which are listed below.

PHIRST projects - a sample of active and complete evaluations