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Applied Learning for Preventative Health Academy (ALPHAcademy)

Preventative Health

The precept that prevention is better than cure continues to grow in relevance. Indeed, as populations become progressively affected by multi-morbidity and avoidable long-term disorders, both the urgency and the need to focus on prevention of illness is increasing. Prevention is about helping people stay healthy, happy and independent for as long as possible. It means stopping problems from arising in the first place; focusing on keeping people healthy, not just treating them when they become ill. Indeed, prevention is not merely the absence of illness or infirmity, it is the possession of a set of personal resources that need nurturing and development to ensure good mental and physical health. In addition, prevention cannot be solved by the health and social care system alone, as many aspects influencing good health lie outside of the health and social care sector’s control. Awareness of and commitment to health equity must be embedded within healthcare provision in order for prevention to be successful across society.

Huge progress continues to be made in improving the health of the nation - helping people to live longer lives. However, people are spending too many years in poor health, with these gains in health not felt equally across society. But this is not inevitable; much of ill health could be prevented.

Funding and Scholarships

There are a number of fully funded places available for UK students for both individual modules and full postgraduate provision. There is also one fully funded place available for an International student on the applied-learning-for-preventative-health-academy-alphacademy

For further information including eligibility criteria, terms and conditions and to apply please download the form available here.

For international applicants please apply using the form available here.

If you do not meet the entry requirements for these scholarships, further funding opportunities can be found on our Student Finance pages. 

Free Online Workshops

ALPHAcademy is hosting FREE workshops in a range of topics related to preventative health. These workshops will support learners to upskill in a flexible way and in a time frame to suit the demands of their roles. Each workshop will be facilitated by a leading topic expert and will be hosted online.

All of our workshops are completely FREE and open for all to attend.

Events

  • LEADERSHIP ACADEMY: Innovation & Service Improvement in Healthcare: Negotiating New Landscapes 11 to 15 October 2022

Are you a Clinical Leader who has recently been appointed to a senior leadership position? Or perhaps you are contemplating applying a new role. We welcome all those working in senior leadership positions in the health service.

This three day course will explore and better understand two contrasting landscapes, one continuously shifting and changing (the NHS), the other apparently fixed and permanent, but also in a permanent state of flux (Snowdonia). The aim is to enjoy ourselves as we make new friendships, develop new knowledge and skills, and learn about innovation and service improvement in health care.

The application form to apply for a place on the course is available here.

More information available here

Spaces are limited so please submit your application early. The deadline for applications is 9 September 2022. Successful applicants will be notified by 23 September 2022.

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Research

As populations become progressively impacted by multi-morbidity and avoidable long-term disorders, both the urgency and the need to focus on prevention of illness is increasing. Prevention is about helping people being and staying healthy, happy and independent for as long as possible. It means stopping problems from arising in the first place; focusing on keeping people healthy, not just treating them when they become ill. Huge progress continues to be made in improving the health of the nation. However these gains in health are not felt equally across society, and people continue to spend too many years in poor health.

ALPHAcademy has great potential to refocus health research and development on preventative health interventions. We plan to work with a wide variety of key stakeholders, including partners from the health and social care sector, industry, the third sector, and education to lead and support research on preventative health interventions and the mechanisms of driving change within health. We will offer bespoke research design and support services, and focus on multiagency collaboration. We are keen to explore research opportunities and partnerships, please contact alphacademy@bangor.ac.uk to discuss further.

 

 

 

Consultancy


Bangor University is committed to ensuring that the results of its scholarly teaching and research are used for the benefit of the society and economy of Wales and beyond. The College of Human Sciences at Bangor University has an established history of research consultation and the ALPHAcademy is keen to develop bespoke projects within the broader context of the project, including preventative health interventions, systems leadership, mentorship and behaviour change. We want to work with various stakeholders to design unique programmes which meet specific needs, and to also explore opportunities for future collaboration. Please contact alphacademy@bangor.ac.uk to discuss further.

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