More than 100 people logged on for the first Coventry Health Determinants Research Collaboration research skills webinar.

In the webinar, Sinead Ouillon from Coventry University, presented on upskilling residents to be community researchers. 

These community researchers are provided with the skills and knowledge to design research, gather data, and be involved in data analysis in collaboration with more experienced researchers

Sinead provides training so that those in the community who want to conduct their own research into something that interests and affects them can do so, as well as training them to analyse the data collected and see how it can benefit their local community.

The webinar was attended by 127 people across the UK, including 25 Coventry City Council officers. 

A recording of the session is now available to watch on the newly launched Coventry HDRC YouTube channel. Dates and sign up links for future webinars can be found on the website.

The HDRC Coventry is a collaboration between Coventry City Council, Coventry University, University of Warwick and a range of partners within the community and voluntary sectors, with support from UHCW NHS Trust and University College London.

The work will see residents, community groups and the VCSE sector getting  involved in research and linking up with university and Council expertise to develop new research projects and access funding.

The wider determinants of health are the building blocks of good health. Things like children having the best start in life, good living conditions, clean air, good transport and green open space, quality housing, having a good education and job and economic prosperity.

The HDRC will help the Council and city to achieve the outcomes of the One Coventry Plan, and support organisations and the public as they work together through the Marmot Partnership to tackle health inequalities.

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Published: Wednesday, 8th May 2024