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£50 million to turbo-charge research into health inequalities affecting local communities
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£50 million to turbo-charge research into health inequalities affecting local communities

People set to benefit from a £50 million research boost to tackle health inequalities in local areas and improve health outcomes across the country. The significant investment, overseen by the National Institute of Health and Care Research (NIHR), will enable 13 local authorities to set up pioneering Health Determinants Research Collaborations (HDRCs) between with experts and academics to address knowledge gaps in local areas. This will enable new high-quality research into the local challenges affecting people's health - such as facilitating research to better understand and introduce interventions to help with childhood obesity, Covid recovery, mental wellbeing and drug use. Local authorities up and down the UK are being awarded funding - from Plymouth and London to N...