Research and Development

YHPHO has become part of Public Health England, joining its Knowledge and Intelligence Team (Northern and Yorkshire).

This page is an historical archive only.

Yorkshire and Humber Public Health Observatory is part of the Public Health Research Consortium (PHRC) which brings together senior researchers from 11 UK institutions in an integrated programme of research.

The programme of research aims to strengthen the evidence base for interventions to improve health, with a strong emphasis on tackling socioeconomic inequalities in health.

The PHRC is built around a set of research projects led by senior researchers with expertise in public health, social epidemiology, sociology, survey and evaluation research, social marketing and health economics.

The Consortium links teams across eight universities, a survey research agency, a children's charity and YHPHO.

The PHRC is funded by the Department of Health Policy Research Programme (DH PRP). Its research programme has been developed in consultation with the DH PRP and is informed by current priority needs identified by DH policy teams.

In line with Choosing Health and the broader health inequalities agenda, it focuses on major health determinants. The PHRC's programme includes projects on smoking, obesity and its associated risk factors, and, as an important wider determinant, the workplace. It also includes cross-cutting projects and projects to support the translation of evidence into policy and practice, and to apply learning from projects on our chosen themes of smoking, obesity and the workplace to other important determinants of health.

A selection of the outputs from the PHRC's programme is available here. Please also visit the PHRC website

Last Updated: Monday, 23rd April 2012

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