Why evaluate? Free introductory workshop for local government practitioners

SPHR announces free introductory one-day workshop on research, evidence and evaluation in local government
We are particularly interested in engaging with those working in housing, transport and planning etc. with an interest in designing evaluations.

With the move of public health into local government, there is increasing interest in how local government activities can help improve health and reduce health inequalities. However, showing that such activities really do ‘work’ in this way can be difficult.

This is where evaluation, particularly outcome evaluation, can be important, but it’s not always clear what evaluation involves, or what can be done with limited resources. This one-day introductory course aims to explore these issues and offer some pointers on how to think about and evaluate the effects of activities on public health.

The workshop is free, and is being organised as part of the work of the NIHR School for Public Health Research. NIHR SPHR was set up to help build the evidence base for public health practice. It is a partnership between eight leading UK academic centres with excellence in applied public health research across England.

Date and time: Tuesday 1st December, 2015 9.30am – 3.00pm
Location: Voysey Room, Mary Ward House, 5-7 Tavistock Place, London WC1H 9SN

Click here for more information and details of how to register, or email sphr@lshtm.ac.uk

Places will be offered on a first come-first served basis, with priority given to non-academics working in local government. The workshop does not require previous knowledge of evaluation issues, or knowledge of study design or statistics.

To find out more about NIHR SPHR, or to join our mailing list, please visit our website sphr.nihr.ac.uk

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