Families – the missing dimension in health promotion

New journal article in the American Journal of Public Health, co-authored by a US, Finnish, Scottish team highlights the importance of recognising the family as a critical nexus between individually and community focused health promotion efforts. The paper draws on empirical experiences in the area of cancer from the US and Finland on working with families as a system of co-survivors.

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Early Years and Cancer Prevention: Call for applications

CRUKThe CRUK/Bupa Foundation Cancer Prevention Initiative aims to tackle cancer by funding cutting edge research into behavioural and lifestyle changes that can prevent people getting cancer. As part of the Initiative, the Bupa Foundation Fund catalyses new multidisciplinary collaborations and develop innovative, pioneering research in cancer prevention via a series of sandpit workshops.

The 3-day workshops bring together a diverse range of expertise to develop new multidisciplinary and innovative research ideas, with successful project teams awarded up to £20,000 seed-funding, to conduct pilot and feasibility work for a 12-month period. The first two workshops have tackled cancer prevention challenges for ‘harder to reach groups’ and ‘risk perceptions’. Take a look at the exciting new projects funded from the first (PDF, 1.99MB) and second (PDF, 1.87MB) workshops.

The next Innovation Workshop will focus on ‘early years’, to develop new research into health behaviour change for cancer prevention in children and young people (0-24 years). The workshop will take place 15-17 September 2015 at Milton Hill House, Oxfordshire.

Applications are now open and welcome across a range of academic, industry and community sectors. Participants will be expected to engage constructively with each other, the event facilitators, the Director and Subject-Guides to develop collaborative research ideas during the sandpit.

The deadline for applications is 31 July, 2015. Apply now or contact Dr Lucy Davies, 020 3469 8824 for more information