Published: Friday 25 September 2015
The Stroke Association is a proud partner in the National Prevention Research Initiative (NPRI), a partnership of 16 health research funders including government
departments, research councils and medical charities.
Launched today, a new report sheds light on the NPRI's fresh approach to preventing ill health.
Between 2005 – 2011, the NPRI committed £34 million of funding to 74 research projects. These projects were aimed at reducing the burden of common non-communicable diseases by investigating the role of health related behaviours. Particularly the health related behaviours of alcohol consumption, smoking, diet and physical activity, which are all known risk factors for stroke.
As well as influencing national policy debate and decision making, the initiative has also built capacity for public health prevention research.
Read the report by clicking here.
For further information visit http://www.mrc.ac.uk/npri. You can also join the conversation on Twitter by following #npri2015.