Prevention, early intervention and behaviour change
Our work aims to improve the overall health of our communities, improve patient health outcomes and improve the treatment and recovery of patients – both locally and nationally.
Our national leadership in Prevention
The 15 ARCs across England work together on a number of national leadership areas, led by specific ARCs.
The ARC for the North East and North Cumbria is the lead for Prevention.
We have also secured an extra £1.87 million of extra funding from the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) to lead applied research in the national priority area of Prevention including Behaviour Change and we’ll be working with a number of other ARCs to deliver this programme of work.
Some of our early regional projects include:
- Making Every Contact Count (MECC) – working with partners from all local authorities and blue light services. The project will deliver key training including around behaviour change
- Better Health at Work Award (BHAWA) – co-designing an evaluation of this award, which aims to reduce workplace sickness in our region. It will look at physical and mental health outcomes and wider impacts
- Integrating prevention strategies in pregnancy – working with public health practitioners to develop a regional maternity prevention strategy, supporting behaviour change in pregnancy, postnatal and inter-pregnancy.
- Pre-surgery rehabilitation intervention – our aim is to develop and evaluate a regional systematic approach to pre-surgical risk reduction.