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New futures health trainers: an impact assessment

By Charlie Brooker and Coral Sirdifield

Abstract

Although the health of the UK population has improved significantly over the last century, inequalities in health still exist, with some of Britain’s biggest killers being\ud ‘preventable’ illnesses. The 2004 white paper ‘Choosing Health: Making Healthy Choices Easier’ aimed to introduce initiatives to reduce inequalities in health. One such initiative was ‘Health Trainers’ – a new role staffed by individuals drawn from and based in deprived areas. This role aimed to offer people in deprived communities\ud practical advice about health improvement, and to facilitate access to health services This report aims to examine the impact of introducing the ‘New Futures Health\ud Trainer’ role into criminal justice settings in terms of:\ud a) Training for the Health Trainer Tutors/the development of the Health Trainer training course\ud b) The impact of the training on the New Futures Health Trainers\ud c) The organisational consequences of the role\ud d) The impact of New Futures Health Trainers on clinical outcomes for prisoners/offenders on probation, and\ud e) A brief examination of the relationship between ‘early adopter’ sites for Health Trainers in the community, and the prison/probation equivalen

Topics: L431 Health Policy, C841 Health Psychology
Publisher: University of Lincoln
Year: 2007
OAI identifier: oai:eprints.lincoln.ac.uk:2535

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  1. (2001). Focus Groups in Social Research, SAGE Publications Department of Health (2004), Choosing Health: Making Healthy Choices Easier, London, The Stationery Office Gillham B

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