The Practice and Research Collaborative (PaRC) Yorkshire Humber: Two years on

In June 2021, the Practice and Research Collaborative (PaRC) Yorkshire Humber will celebrate its second anniversary (https://youtu.be/yQs6uMRvENc). PaRC is led by Professor Liddy Goyder and managed by Dr Annette Haywood (ScHARR) and is a conduit for public health research and knowledge exchange across the Yorkshire and Humber Region. Its mission is to integrate public health research and practice by building on existing national and regional public health structures. PaRC is a way of bridging the research into practice gap and linking academic institutions with local authority based public health practitioners to enable collaboration on research that can translate into the provision of improved public health practice through evidence based interventions.

We have established a successful management group comprising representatives from our academic partners, research interested colleagues within local authorities, public health registrars, Public Health England, and the NIHR Clinical Research Network. PaRC is funded from a number of sources including legacy funding CLAHRC (South Yorkshire and Yorkshire Humber); CRN and PHE. We are able to showcase a variety of activities from our inception in June 2019, including successful funding applications, supporting applications from our local authority partners, developing networks (e.g. Yorkshire Obesity Research Alliance; YORA – https://www.parc-hub.co.uk/links-and-resources/yorkshire-and-humber-obesity-research-alliance-yora/), forging partnerships with our academic institutions, supporting fellowships (https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/scharr/people/staff/alexis-foster) and ensuring close linkages with existing infrastructure, including NIHR Public Health Research Applications and Design Advice – PHRADA (https://www.rds-yh.nihr.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/RDS-PHRADA-what-we-do.pdf). We are also supporting a number of workshops across the region which aim to develop the skills of the public health workforce.

Contact details:

Dr Annette Haywood, Manager Public Health Practice and Research Collaborative (PaRC) YH, School of Health and Related Research
Email: a.haywood@sheffield.ac.uk

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