The initial focus for SCPN communication was health professionals, third sector agencies and government colleagues. However, we have also engaged widely with the general public through many media channels including national and local radio and over 20 different community, local and national newspapers. Café science, women’s groups, patients groups, men’s shed, worksites… we have reached far and wide. Meeting people, hearing how people want to support prevention activities and trying to answer questions makes for an interesting work day with lots to learn.
In this day of digital technology we were also delighted to see a fabulous uptake of our Women’s Magazine “Better Living, Better Health” and our recently launched Men’s Health publication “Stacking the Odds”.
In recognition of our efforts we were awarded the Ian Stevenson Award for Excellence in Public Engagement with Research in 2013 and the 2019 Stephen Fry Award for Excellence in Public Engagement with Research in 2019.