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MRC Public Health Intervention scheme

  Tuesday, 15 Sep 2020 | Funding Deadline

The MRC Public Health Intervention Development (PHIND) scheme was established to support the early stages of development of interventions that address an important UK or global public health issue. The aim of the scheme is to generate the necessary evidence to underpin the later development and evaluation of novel public health interventions. The scheme supports projects that will develop innovative new interventions that address an important UK or global public health issue.

For this call, applicants are encouraged to consider the incorporation of systems thinking in population-level intervention development research. To address public health challenges, such as air pollution, domestic violence and alcohol-related harm, public health interventions have to operate in a landscape that involves a wide array of people, organisations, structures and relationships. There is a growing recognition that systems thinking and taking a systems-based approach, involving stakeholders from across the system, can help to ensure a more holistic approach to tackling public health issues. It is justifiable to focus on just one aspect of a system as long as the wider systems context is recognised, for example in the framework for evaluation.

 

Deadline for proposals: 4pm on 15th September 2020

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