An evaluation of the workbook for health trainers in prisons and the wider community: based on the Royal Institute of Public Health Level 2 award: understanding health improvement

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Wilkinson, Katherine ; Ball, Linda ; Brookes, Elaine (2008)
  • Publisher: Sheffield Hallam University
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    mesheuropmc: education | health care economics and organizations

Health trainers form part of a public policy initiative designed to tackle health inequalities. Health Trainers were first proposed in the White Paper ‘Choosing Health’ (2004) and initially some 1200 NHS accredited Health Trainers were placed in post, providing support in key Primary Care Trust areas with the most challenging health and deprivation indicators. \ud The North West and East Midlands Health Trainer Hubs have developed initiative further within the Prison and National Probation Services with the production of a workbook to support prisoners in their attainment of the award. A team from Sheffield Hallam University were commissioned to conduct a brief consultation exercise to ensure that prison staff delivering the initiative, and prisoners who have completed the training in custody were given the opportunity to contribute to the design and content of the workbook.
  • References (2)

    Department of Health (2004) Choosing Health: making Healthy Choices Easier. London, Department of Health 2004.

    Patton, M. Q. (1990) Qualitative evaluation and research methods (2nd ed.). Newbury Park, CA: Sage.

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