The Agile Co-production and Evaluation framework for developing public health interventions, messaging and guidance

Yardley, Lucy and Denford, Sarah and Kamal, Atiya and May, Tom and Kesten, Jo M. and French, Clare E and Weston, Dale and Rubin, G. James and Horwood, Jeremy and Hickman, Matthew and Amlôt, Richard and Oliver, Isabel (2023) The Agile Co-production and Evaluation framework for developing public health interventions, messaging and guidance. Frontiers in Public Health, 11. ISSN 2296-2565

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A lesson identified from the COVID-19 pandemic is that we need to extend existing best practice for intervention development. In particular, we need to integrate (a) state-of-the-art methods of rapidly coproducing public health interventions and messaging to support all population groups to protect themselves and their communities with (b) methods of rapidly evaluating co-produced interventions to determine which are acceptable and effective. This paper describes the Agile Co-production and Evaluation (ACE) framework, which is intended to provide a focus for investigating new ways of rapidly developing effective interventions and messaging by combining co-production methods with large-scale testing and/or real-world evaluation. We briefly review some of the participatory, qualitative and quantitative methods that could potentially be combined and propose a research agenda to further develop, refine and validate packages of methods in a variety of public health contexts to determine which combinations are feasible, cost-effective and achieve the goal of improving health and reducing health inequalities.

Item Type: Article
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5 June 2023Accepted
26 June 2023Published Online
Uncontrolled Keywords: public health, interventions, co-production, evaluation, emergency response
Subjects: CAH04 - psychology > CAH04-01 - psychology > CAH04-01-01 - psychology (non-specific)
Divisions: Faculty of Business, Law and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences > Dept. Psychology
Depositing User: Gemma Tonks
Date Deposited: 26 Jul 2023 14:22
Last Modified: 26 Jul 2023 14:22

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