Research with local authorities
We work with local authorities to develop research that improves health and wellbeing, supports independence and reduces health inequalities.
We do this in three ways:
- funding public health and social care research
- sharing evidence and best practice guidance
- offering training and development opportunities for local authority staff
We recognise that effective public health programmes and social care services need to be informed by evidence. This evidence is key to future decision-making and must be available for others to learn from.
By bringing together academic researchers with public health and social care practitioners across the UK, we can identify and provide research into the most pressing public health needs.
We know there is a greater need for capacity to share and use research within local authorities. In response to this, we have created professional training qualifications that will develop skills in understanding, using and producing evidence for the health and social care, public health and commissioning workforce.