Evaluation of the North Staffordshire Cancer Lifestyle Project

The CHAD seminar held on Wednesday 20th September 2017 focused on the independent evaluation of The Beth Johnson Foundation’s Cancer Lifestyle Project in North Staffordshire. The seminar was well attended by representatives from the Council, Clinical Commissioning Group and charity organisations, in addition to University staff. Alice Sharp, Project Coordinator at Beth Johnson Foundation (BJF) and…

CHAD Annual report 2016-17

CHAD Annual Report 2016-17

CHAD Annual Report 2016-17 is a review and celebration of the work of CHAD for the period 2016 – 2017, which is the first year in which CHAD has been fully operational. We are very pleased to share the progress made in this first year of business. The Centre for Health and Development (CHAD) is…

The BIG Community Conversation a BIG Success

Celebrating Making a Difference in Our Communities, Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire The Centre for Health and Development (CHAD) joined with 1,000 Lives and other partners to host a special event entitled ‘The BIG Community Conversation’. Billed as ‘a day of sharing stories and a celebration of making a difference in our communities’, the event took place…

Rachel Massie

CHAD Learning, Sharing and Networking at Conferences

CHAD recently attended two excellent conferences,  the Staffordshire University Research Conference and the Faculty of Public Health Annual Conference, both offered great opportunities for learning, sharing and networking. On 23rd May 2017, Staffordshire University held their Staff Research Conference. This year’s theme was ‘Inspiring Research: Encouraging and Nurturing our Research Culture’. Opened by Liz Barnes…

Alison Briggs

CHAD Seminar Food Poverty and Childhood Obesity

This CHAD seminar on Food Poverty and Childhood Obesity, took place in the beautiful Oak Room at the County Buildings, Stafford on Wednesday July 5th from 12.30 to 2pm. Twenty people including staff from the University, local authorities and voluntary organisations attended the lunchtime seminar. Alison Briggs, a researcher at Staffordshire University, presented first and…

CHAD Seminar Resourceful Ageing: Creativity and Community in Later Life

This CHAD seminar on ‘Resourceful Ageing: creativity and community in later life’, took place on Thursday the 15th June, 2017 at Staffordshire University, Leek Road Campus, Stoke on Trent. A cross section of delegates including academics, voluntary organisations and local authorities attended the seminar which began with Peter Kevern, Associate Professor for Values in Care, School…

Natural Environment and Health

CHAD Seminar Natural Environment and Health

This CHAD seminar on the Natural Environment and Health took place on Wednesday May 17th at Staffordshire University, Leek Road Campus, Stoke-on-Trent. More than 30 delegates attended, including those from academia, voluntary organisations, local authority and NHS. Dr Christopher Gidlow and Dr Gemma Hurst provided an introduction to the association between exposure to natural environment…

The power of working together

The Power of Working Together

The Power of Working Together – Working in partnership really works! Welcome to the latest CHAD blog.  We really value the opportunity that blogging creates for us as a team to draw a breath and reflect on our progress over the last couple of months and hope it is interesting to you too.  We want…

CHAD Developing Links with Potential Japanese Partners

CHAD developing links with potential Japanese partners, Dr Peter Kevern (Associate Director and lead for Healthy Living) recently presented on the work of CHAD at a Symposium on ‘Healthy and Active Ageing’ hosted by the London office of the Japan Agency for Medical research and Development (AMED) in April. AMED is the Japanese equivalent of…