ScHARR has been successful in achieving preferred provider status on the recent PHE Health Economic (HE) Framework (2018-21) tender. The Framework brings together a group of providers with a very broad range of expertise in the economics of public health and social care. It brings the opportunity to bid for projects and to collaborate with other providers on PHE health economic priority topics.
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The demand for public health economics advice and support is strong and increasing both from within PHE and from other national and local bodies including local authorities, Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) and national policy-making bodies. The purpose of projects under the Framework is to assess the economic case for prevention, provide economic tools and resources, have economic input to national priorities and build health economics capacity.
This is the second PHE Health Economic Framework ScHARR has been involved in. Under the previous Framework we undertook projects to assess the return on investment (ROI) in the Diabetes Prevention Programme (DPP), to develop a Cardiovascular Disease ROI tool and to assess the feasibility of linking health and work outcomes.
Through its involvement in the PHE HE Framework ScHARR is supporting systematic, evidence-based public health decision-making, and influencing the way allocative decisions are made in order to improve population health and reduce health inequalities.