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Healthy Parent Carers Implementation Paper Published-


We are excited to share our latest academic paper describing an implementation study for the Healthy Parent Carers programme, led by Alice Garrood. The research was conceived and designed by Gretchen Bjornstad, and conducted in collaboration with colleagues from two national charities, Council for Disabled Children and Contact. This study provides insight and understanding of how the HPC programme can be implemented sustainably outside of the research context. The research was originally conceived pre-pandemic but conducted during it, which led to beneficial modifications to enable online delivery. The co-created Implementation Logic Model and Implementation Package were subsequently refined to enable the further roll-out of the programme with other delivery partner organisations.


Garrood, A, Bjornstad, G, Borek, A, Gillett A, Lloyd J, Brand S,  Tarrant M, Ball S,  Hawton A,  McDonald A,  Fredlund M,  Boyle F,  Berry V, Logan S, Morris C. (2023) Healthy Parent Carers: acceptability and practicability of online delivery and learning through implementation by delivery partner organisations. Health Expectations 1- 14. doi:10.1111/hex.13812


This was independent research funded by the Economic and Social Research Council Impact Acceleration Accounts Strategic Initiative Award (ES/T501906/1) and National Lottery Community Fund Coronavirus Support Grant (20136900), and supported by the National Institute for Health and Care Research Applied Research Collaboration South West Peninsula. The views expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and not necessarily those of the National Institute for Health and Care Research or the Department of Health and Social Care.