Getting Research into Practice (GRIP) – Project
PHE ePoster Library. Stimpson A. 09/12/19; 274501; 60
Ms. Aimee Stimpson
Ms. Aimee Stimpson
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Abstract PHEs ‘Spatial Planning for Health' (2017) evidence briefing provided public health planners and local communities with evidence informed principles for designing healthy places. The review focused on five aspects of the built and natural environment: Neighbourhood design Housing Healthier food Natural & sustainable environment Transport GRIP aims to explore the challenges and barriers of applying the evidence-based principles set out in the ‘Spatial Planning for Health' tool into practice at a local level. A sequential exploratory mixed method design is being used, with qualitative data collected initially through 13 semi-structured interviews with local public health and planning practitioners across England, followed by the collection and analysis of quantitative data from a survey from 159 responses. The findings of this research show Strengths and limitations of existing guidance and tools, with a focus on how the Spatial Planning for Health tool can better assist the integration of health considerations into spatial planning processes at the local level.Examples where implementation of existing guidance and tools has been perceived to be successful, with an exploration of the factors influencing successful outcomes.Identification of the needs of public health and planning professionals at the local level to achieve better consideration of health into the spatial planning process, with priority areas and actions highlighted.The primary target audience is local public health professionals, but also planners working in local authority settings. The findings are designed to be suitable for both public health practitioners and planning professionals, facilitating two-way communication between disciplines. External funding details
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