The Applied Research Collaboration East of England together with the Centre for Science and Policy (CSaP) and the Population Health Research Hub East of England (PHResH EoE) hosted a successful webinar on the theme of prioritising prevention on the 24th of November 2020.
The COVID-19 pandemic and resulting global health challenges have starkly demonstrated the weaknesses and fragility of our current health systems. People with pre-existing non-communicable diseases, often modifiable through concerted prevention, are more likely to suffer adverse outcomes and increased mortality.
The NIHR Applied Research Collaboration East of England (ARC EoE) together with the Centre for Science and Policy (CSaP) and the Population Health Research Hub East of England (PHResH EoE) hosted a successful webinar on this theme of prioritising prevention on the 24th of November 2020. Participants heard from expert guest speakers and took part in discussions, providing insights on how we can harness the potential of our existing infrastructures to build a bold vision for prevention and influence regional practice and research.
The webinar was the first in a series which viewed this challenge from a diverse range of perspectives to address questions including:
- What does the future of prevention look like?
- What influence has the COVID-19 pandemic had on the current and future prevention agenda?
- How can we make the case for investing in and advocating for prevention now?
The seminar informed a policy and practice focused workshop and a write up from this will be made available soon. This will inform a second seminar and workshop early in 2021, when we will further consider what the ‘prevention’ agenda means and should include for communities in the East of England. The work has so far inspired our thinking and will drive forward collaboration and action across the EoE ARC
You can download a copy of the slides below and access all the videos here