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 an innovative partnership between Stoke-on- Trent City Council, Staffordshire County Council and Staffordshire University. Our vision is to be a ‘university-wide interdisciplinary collaborative research centre, developing the science and practice of health and social inequalities’ in order to contribute to their reduction and improve the health and wellbeing of our local population. We aim to do this through carrying out high quality translational and internationally recognised research. In short our vision is to be locally relevant and internationally excellent.
The CHAD partnership, bringing together local government, academia and local communities, has been endorsed by Professor Sir Michael Marmot as being ‘exactly what is needed’ to tackle heath inequalities and address the social determinants of health. (watch here)
Our approach is based on the principles of ‘assets-based’ working which recognises and values the talents and strengths of our local communities, partners and wider university in carrying out research to reduce health and social inequalities and puts community at the heart of research planning, delivery and dissemination.
This approach is evident across all three strands of CHAD which form the foundation of the CHAD strategy. They are connecting communities through: – high quality research; community engagement; and innovation and applied learning.
There is clear synergy between the University strategy and CHAD. We aim to make a robust contribution to the aims of the University, as well as our Local Government and Community sector partners through our dedication and motivation to exploit the potential of high quality translational research to improve lives.
Download/View the CHAD Annual Report 2016-17 here.