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Welcome to phinder, the portal that connects public health practice and research. Our aim is to capture new and forthcoming UK interventions that have the potential to impact on population health and bring them to the attention of public health researchers, by encouraging and enabling more research into issues that are a high priority for public health policy and practice.

We are keen to hear about interventions across the UK, both current and under development, which are likely to impact upon population health outcomes and may be open to evaluation. phinder helps to connect researchers with the relevant public health professionals, with a view to discussing research possibilities. Tell us about your intervention.

We hope phinder will be a catalyst for conversations that might lead to evaluability assessments, evidence reviews, pilot studies and plans for full blown evaluations. If you are interested in evaluating any of the interventions listed please directly contact the named person through the email attached to each entry.

The development of phinder has been supported by the NIHR Public Health Research (PHR) Programme and endorsed by the Faculty of Public Health. We encourage researchers, working closely with public health professionals, to submit applications to the Public Health Research Programme through the researcher-led route. We cannot guarantee that the Public Health Research Programme will fund any research resulting from contacts brokered by phinder, but we offer a wide range of support and guidance.

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Background and aims of the initiative

The Adult Weight Management Services Grant is a new ringfenced grant available to local authorities to support the commissioning of adult behavioural (tier 2) weight management services. Bristol City Council does not currently commission or otherwise deliver an adult weight management service.

Our aim is to pilot a tier 2 ‘test and learn’ adult weight management service in two selected areas of the city. We will…

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Background

An effective response to mental health crisis requires collaboration from health services and the police to ensure the safety of individuals and provide emergency access to mental health support. Street triage is an example of a collaborative model of care between these agencies which is being piloted or has been adopted in some areas of the UK.

Whilst the vast majority of people with mental disorders will never be in situations…

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Research suggests that the four main health risk health behaviours are often clustered together as multiple risks. In evidence from the Global Burden of Disease Study  there is significant co-occurrence of smoking, drinking, physical inactivity and poor diet among individuals in England. Using data from the 2008 Health Survey for England, it was found that 70% of the population lived with two or more risk factors. Whilst the situation has improved over time, those people from the lowest…

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Blue Light programme: an initiative to develop alternative approaches and care pathways for dependent alcohol users who are not in contact with treatment services, but who have complex needs.

Alcohol Change UK provides a free manual for practitioners and paid-for bespoke training, consultancy and local support for multi-agency work. Blue Light is established in a small number of local authorities, but there is scope to deliver it in new areas, with specific groups of professionals…

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Tell us about your intervention

If you have an intervention that has the potential to impact on population health which you would like evaluated please complete the Intervention Identification Form.

We are keen to hear about interventions across the UK, both current and under development.