On 19th March the Household Health Survey (HHS) dissemination event was held.
This was to share with members, public advisers and staff findings of the study, the first wave of which was carried out in 2015 incorporating 20 disadvantaged and 8 less disadvantaged neighbourhoods across the North West Coast.
People living in deprived areas of the UK suffer worse physical and mental health. The HHS aimed to measure extent of these health inequalities along the North West Coast, identify strategies to improve health in deprived communities, and assess the effectiveness of resilience interventions that target health inequalities. The survey covers a wide range of social, environmental, psychological, behavioural, service usage, and health factors and their impact on health inequalities.
The second wave of the survey was carried out in 2018 and only the 20 disadvantaged neighbourhoods were surveyed. A total of 7,731 visits were conducted in Wave 1 and 2 of the survey.
The virtual HHS dissemination session is on the ARC NWC YouTube channel to view and findings have already been published as below.
Giebel, C., McIntyre, J.C., Alfirevic, A. et al. The longitudinal NIHR ARC North West Coast Household Health Survey: exploring health inequalities in disadvantaged communities. BMC Public Health 20, 1257 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-020-09346-5
Hassan, S.M., Giebel, C., Morasae, E.K. et al. Social prescribing for people with mental health needs living in disadvantaged communities: the Life Rooms model. BMC Health Serv Res 20, 19 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1186/s12913-019-4882-7
Giebel, C, Hassan, S, McIntyre, J, et al. Public involvement in the dissemination of the North West Coast Household Health Survey: Experiences and lessons of co‐producing research together. Health Expect. 2019; 22: 643– 649. https://doi.org/10.1111/hex.12940
An overview of the survey is available here.
Thank you to all members, staff, advisers and participants for being part of this study.