Members of the COLCOS study team Lucia D'Ambruoso, Eilidh Cowan and Sheila Duffy attended the Prevention Research 2023 Conference in Edinburgh 14 & 15 November The conference was hosted by the Community of Practice of the UK Prevention Research Partnership and showcased noncommunicable disease (NCD) prevention research in the UK. It was a unique opportunity for researchers, practitioners, and policy stakeholders to come together to share and discuss the latest research on preventing non-communicable disease and reducing health inequalities across the UK.
Lucia D’Ambruoso presented research from the ‘Cost-of-living/cost of smoking: cooperative learning on NCD health inequalities in deprived communities within the cost-of-living crisis’ study. This project embeds community empowerment within a learning health systems process, to progress cooperative learning on smoking within the cost-of-living crisis, cognisant the social, political, and commercial determinants of health inequalities. This is an essential perspective and one that informs and benefits people in communities and people working with them.
You can find out more in the recent press coverage of the Cost-of-living/Cost of smoking project.