In a series of articles our researchers reflect on their work around prevention
Prevention is about helping people live a healthy, happy and independent life, and at NCPHWR it is at the heart of what we do. Our research and interventions look to support people, physically and mentally, throughout life. In a series of 5 articles we spoke to our team about some of their research highlights and their thoughts on the importance of preventative research.
Reflecting on the series of articles, Professor Sinead Brophy, Deputy Director at NCPHWR, commented:
“The articles are just a snap-shot of the work that has been carried out by our team from across Swansea, Cardiff and Bangor Universities.
At NCPHWR we enable research that explores and tackles some of today’s most difficult health and social challenges. Our work is providing new insights that form a robust evidence base for policy and decision makers to make informed improvements to population health – reduce inequalities and healthcare costs.
We continue to create and test interventions that look to change behaviour – breaking the cycle of harm and narrowing health inequalities. School Interventions, such as HAPPEN, SHRN and ACTIVE, have proven to be an extremely effective way of empowering under presented groups – giving young people a voice and opportunity to be heard.”