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Speaker: Dr. Cathy Salisbury
The Centre for Maternal and Child Health at the School of Health Science, City, University of London welcomes Cathryn Salisbury to discuss her findings on the use of co-production as an approach for developing and implementing community-centered interventions to reduce health inequalities as part of the research seminar series.
This study explored the use and impact of co-production in the development and implementation of interventions to reduce health inequalities.
Empirical research focused on the use of co-production in an intervention designed to reduce inequality in access to antenatal care (the Community REACH intervention).
Co-production has been widely advocated in public health discourse because of its potential to address health inequalities.
Co-production involves active participation of individuals and communities in designing, developing, and implementing interventions, services, or initiatives through equal and reciprocal relationships.
Despite the promise of co-production, there is a lack of empirical evidence concerning process and impact, specifically in translating theory into practice and identifying factors that influence implementation.
The study used qualitative research and combined observations and interviews to identify factors that supported or hindered the use of co-production in the Community REACH intervention. The study developed fidelity indicators to assess adherence to co-production principles and practices.
About the speaker
Cathy Salisbury is a Research Fellow in the Department of Health Services Research and Management.
She is currently working across two research programmes, including the NIHR-funded REACH Pregnancy programme which is developing and testing new social models of antenatal care in disadvantaged and ethnically diverse urban contexts, and the Connect Hackney Ageing Better programme which is funded by the National Lottery and is testing a suite of community activities to reduce loneliness and social isolation amongst older people.
Cathy is interested in applied research using participatory approaches to promote health and reduce inequalities.