Evaluation of health trainers in West Sussex

Elizabeth Ward, Laura Banks

Research output: Other contribution


Health Trainers were introduced by the Department of Health in 2006 to help tackle health inequalities by offering one-to-one support to individuals who want to adopt a healthier lifestyle. Health trainers are people recruited from local communities with a good understanding of local issues who are trained to offer support and motivation on five priority areas: reducing obesity, improving sexual health, encouraging sensible drinking, reducing smoking and improving mental health. West Sussex Primary Care Trust (WSPCT) commissioned voluntary sector organisations (VSOs) to deliver the West Sussex health trainer service. This is the report of the independent evaluation undertaken by researchers at the Social Science Policy and Research Centre at the University of Brighton between April 2008 and September 2009.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherUniversity of Brighton
Number of pages102
Place of PublicationBrighton
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2009

Bibliographical note

This report was produced by the authors under the terms of a commissioning contract issued by the West Sussex Primary Care Trust. The views and opinions expressed in this report do not necessarily reflect those of the commissioning body.


  • Health inequalities, health trainers, West Sussex, evaluation


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