In its first five years of operation (2008-13), the Collaboration created four multi-disciplinary Working Groups: Early Life, Adolescence/Young Adulthood, Early to Mid-Working Life, and Later Life which enabled 80+ researchers, public health policy makers and practitioners to come together and collaborate on priority setting exercises and joint projects.
SCPHRP also developed four Scottish-framed Environmental Scans of the scientific evidence on interventions relating to the Working Groups; funded 20+ new interdisciplinary research-project teams; spawned teams that won three large NIHR grants in 2011-12; and contributed to the successful Scottish eHealth Informatics Research Centre bid (2012).
SCPHRP Fellows produced environmental scans of key interventions areas prioritised by the Working Groups. An environmental scan is a structured review of global intervention literature which is placed within a broader policy context.
- Interventions for Promoting Early Child Development for Health: An environmental scan with special reference to Scotland
Adolescence and young adulthood:
- Adolescent and Young Adult Health in Scotland: Interventions that address multiple risk behaviours or take a generic approach to risk in youth
Early to mid-working life:
- Policy Interventions to Tackle the Obesogenic Environment: Focusing on adults of working age in Scotland