The CAHPR Public Health Research Awards
The 2016 CAHPR Public Health Research Awards have been developed by CAHPR and Public Health England (PHE).
Two winners have been selected through a blind review process.
Hannah Harniess, physiotherapist, NHS Greenwich CCG & London School of Economics
Title of abstract: Shisha – The New Cigarette? A Qualitative Exploration of Adolescent Perceptions and Health Beliefs about Water-Pipe Tobacco (Shisha) Smoking
Dr Brian Power, dietitian, London Metropolitan University
Title of abstract: Developing evidence-based and theory-informed recommendations for a workplace-based behaviour change intervention targeted to nurses
What CAHPR award-winners receive
This is the second year these awards have run in recognition of Allied Health Professionals’ contribution to public health.
Each winner receives:
- The chance to display their poster at the PHE conference in September
- Travel expenses of up to £250 to attend the PHE conference
Relevant public health priorities
The winners were selected for abstracts demonstrating high quality research that supported one or more of the following PHE priorities:
- Tackling obesity, particularly among children
- Reducing smoking and stopping children starting
- Reducing harmful drinking and alcohol related admissions
- Ensuring every child has the best start in life
- Reducing the risk of dementia
- Tackling the growth in antimicrobial resistance
- Promoting workplace wellbeing
- Increasing physical activity
- AHP interventions showing an impact on population health outcomes
CAHPR and Public Health England plan to run awards in 2017. Details to follow in due course.