The aim of this programme is to support and fund research into the primary prevention of non-communicable diseases. The vision is to generate new insights into actionable, sustainable and cost-effective preventions that will improve population health and reduce health inequalities in the UK.
An alliance of research funders has agreed to commit over £50 million to support research into the prevention of non-communicable diseases (NCDs). The vision is to generate new insights into actionable, sustainable and cost-effective ways of preventing NCDs, to improve population health and reduce UK health inequalities. The research will address the upstream determinants of NCDs and be produced with policymakers, practitioners, health providers, the third sector and the public.
The UK Prevention Research Partnership (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 preventive NCD policies, practices, designs and interventions, which can be generalised, scaleable, and transformative within complex systems
- deliver solutions for large-scale and cost-effective improvements in health and the prevention of NCDs that meet provider and policymaker needs, and are responsive to policymaking timescales.
UKPRP aims to align closely with the aspirations described in the Academy of Medical Sciences report: improving the health of the public by 2040.