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NIHA 2022 Engagement Award winner

13/07/22

NIHAs Co-Production Partnership win Project Award

NIHA are thrilled to announce that their Co-Production Partnership work has been awarded Project Winner at UEA prestigious Engagement Awards 2022

Each year, UEA recognises and encourages excellent practice by academics, staff and students from across UEA and Norwich Research Park in engaging the public with research. The Engagement Awards celebrate the crucial work taking place across these institutions in reaching new audiences and encouraging meaningful dialogue, expanding the impact of their research to local, national and international communities

There are three Award categories:
1) Student – Achievement by a student (undergraduate or postgraduate) in any engagement activity or project
2) Achievement – A record of sustained achievement for excellence in engagement
3) Project – Demonstrated achievement in relation to a specific public or community engagement project

NIHA was awarded winner in the Project category for contribution to public engagement

NIHA Co-Production Partnership launched in July 2021 and is formed of 17 representatives from statutory, voluntary and academic organisations working in the healthy ageing arena. The aim of the Partnership is to bridge the gap between research and practice to facilitate co-production, as well as ignite research ideas and initiatives to support healthy ageing.

In December 2021, the Partnership launched a public consultation around their lived experience of healthy ageing, what they believe to be the gaps and needs and what NIHA focus should be. The findings from this consultation will inform NIHA research priorities and feed into intervention design and strategy for the organisations involved.

If you are interested in joining the NIHA Co-Production Partnership or would like to be involved in any future consultations, please email Anna Sweeting (a.sweeting@uea.ac.uk).

To read more about the Engagement Awards see the website: https://www.uea.ac.uk/about/university-information/corporate-social-responsibility/public-engagement/uea-engagement-awards