NIHR SPHR’s goal is to produce high quality evidence for public health practice to improve population health and reduce health inequalities. To achieve this, the School must address the challenges faced by public health practitioners working on the ‘front line’ – in the NHS, in local authority departments and in the third sector.
The Public Health Practice Evaluation Scheme (PHPES) enables people who are introducing innovative public health initiatives to work in partnership with NIHR SPHR to conduct rigorous evaluations. The scheme is particularly focused on local public health initiatives, rather than projects that are part of national programmes.
We welcome applications from people working across the public health community, in the NHS, local authority, clinical commissioning groups, screening teams and third sector organisations.
Your project or initiative can be focused on changing the environment in which people live and work, promoting healthy individual behaviour, or both. We will also consider those aimed at improving population health services. To be eligible your project or initiative should:
- aim to improve population health and reduce health inequalities
- have the potential to be of benefit in other parts of England
- have secure funding throughout the duration of the evaluation (normally up to 2 years)
Here in SPHR@Sheffield we are currently working with Doncaster Council on an evaluation of the Foundation for Change Domestic Abuse Perpetrators Programme and an Evaluation of the Sheffield City Council Housing+ programme.
Details of PHPES-funded evaluations underway
The call for applications is now closed. Details of how to apply for any future rounds will be posted on this page.
Calls for applications for PHPES are now closed.
To register your interest in the scheme, click here to add your details to the NIHR SPHR mailing list and include PHPES in the Area of Interest section