This year’s National Centre for Population Health & Wellbeing Research Annual report once again provided us with the chance to highlight the impact of our work between April 2020 and March 2021.
The Centre undertakes research by making sense of data that can help support and improve people’s health and wellbeing throughout their life. Our work explores and tackles some of the most difficult public health challenges and provides new insights to help policy and decision-makers make informed improvements to population health – including, for example, by reducing social inequalities and healthcare costs.
In this most unique of years, the Centre has been able to identify the challenges resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic and respond to these to achieve an increased understanding of how the pandemic has impacted the population in both Wales and internationally.
‘This year’s report has been an opportunity to highlight the research undertaken between the Centre and our collaborators and partners. These collaborations have formed the foundation of our work and demonstrate more than ever the value that working collaboratively can have when supporting and delivering meaningful research.’ Sam Dredge, Centre Manager.