Building relationships with under-served communities through the HPRU BSE Community Involvement Project Scheme

Impact: Social impacts, Cultural impacts

Description of impact

The community involvement projects have
had a range of posi􀦞ve impacts.

Community members have reported improved awareness of the health-related issues and valued opportunities to have training to develop new knowledge and skills. This has increased their understanding of the value of health research to their community.

Some contributors are now involved in other research projects and advisory groups. Researchers reported gaining fresh insights into their research topics and an increased awareness of barriers that could prevent research uptake. They also gained understanding of how to increase inclusivity when involving the public in research. Research design and delivery has benefited from engagement with community members through improvements to study materials, recruitment approaches and dissemination strategies.
Category of impactSocial impacts, Cultural impacts