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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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Lincolnshire County Council (LCC) has recently commissioned an innovative healthy lifestyle provider to deliver an integrated healthy lifestyle service for the people of Lincolnshire. Thrive Tribe is a dynamic, values-based organisation that specialises in designing and delivering healthy lifestyle services, with a mission to empower over 1 million people to thrive. Working in partnership with LCC,…

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Over the last 5 years Doncaster Council's drug and alcohol recovery provider have run two mentor courses a year. Mentors are usually people in recovery that have received the service themselves. The 12 week course gives people the skills and knowledge to help others who are still struggling in active addiction and also shows that people can recover and move on with their lives. Many of those who become mentors are now employed in the drug and alcohol service or have moved onto other…

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Lambeth is developing its strategy to reduce serious youth violence, following a public health approach. The strategy will address a wide range of risk factors for youth violence as well as supporting those already involved with or at high risk of involvement in youth violence. Youth violence is defined here as violence against young people aged 10-25, but interventions…

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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.