UK Prevention Research Partnership (UKPRP)
An alliance of research funders has agreed to commit over £50 million to support research into the primary prevention of non-communicable diseases (NCDs). The vision is to generate new insights into actionable, sustainable and cost-effective ways of preventing NCDs that will improve population health and reduce health inequalities in the UK. The research will address the ‘upstream’ determinants of NCDs and be co-produced with users (e.g. policy makers, practitioners, health providers, the third sector, the public etc.).
The UKPRP is a new model of public health funding in the UK that seeks to:
- build and support interdisciplinary research teams to develop, implement and evaluate generalisable and scalable preventive policies, practices, designs and interventions which will enable change within complex adaptive systems to prevent NCDs.
- deliver solutions for large-scale and cost-effective improvements in health and the prevention of NCDs that meet the needs of providers and policy makers and are responsive to the challenging timescales of policy making.
The MRC administers the initiative on behalf of the UKPRP funding partners.
For further details about UKPRP as well as information about the application process please see www.ukprp.org.
Background of UKPRP
Funding & events
- Information and Networking workshop held on 18 May 2017 - includes a report, presentations and audio recording of the talks.
- Second call for proposals: Consortium and Network Awards - Closing date: 14 Nov 2019
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