ARTICLES ON HEALTH TRAINERS – please contact us if there is an article you know about that is not included here. Where we do not have permission to upload a full article, the abstract is provided. 

Attree P, Clayton S, Karunanithi S, Nayak S, Popay J, Read D. NHS health trainers: a review of emerging evaluation evidence. Critical Public Health. 2011;22(1):25-38.

*Ball L, Nasr N. A qualitative exploration of a health trainer programme in two UK primary care trusts. Perspectives in Public Health. 2011;131(1):24-31.

Bailey D, Kerlin L. What is the impact of health trainer interventions within a mental health setting? International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, 14:3, 139-150.

*Barton G, Goodall M, Bower P, Woolf S, Capewell S, Gabbay M. Increasing heart-health lifestyles in deprived communities: economic evaluation of lay health trainers. Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice. 2011(online first):1-6.

*Cook, T., & Wills, J. (2012). Engaging with marginalized communities: the experiences of London health trainers. Perspectives in Public health, 132(5), 221-227. The aim of this study was to explore the experiences and approaches adopted by health trainers in engaging with marginalized communities

Crawford T, Woodward J. “A change in mind set”: one health trainer’s view of the service. Perspectives in Public Health. 2013;133:195.

Dooris M, McArt D, Hurley MA, Baybutt M. Probation as a setting for building well-being through integrated service provision: evaluating an Offender Health Trainer service. Perspectives in Public Health. 2013;133:199-206.

*Gardner B, Cane J, Rumsey N, Michie S. Behaviour change among overweight and socially disadvantaged adults: a longitudinal study of the NHS Health Trainer Service. Psychology and Health. Vol 27, Issue 10 2012.

Gidlow CJ, Cochrane T, Davey R, Beloe M, Chambers R, Kumar J, Mawby Y, Iqbal Z. One-year cardiovascular risk and quality of life changes in participants of a health trainer service. Perspectives in Public Health. 2013;(online first):1-10.

Jennings A, Barnes S, Okereke U, Welch A. Successful weight management and health behaviour change using a health trainer model. Perspectives in Public Health. 2013;133:221-226.

Mathers J, Taylor R, Parry J. Formulation and implementation of evidence-based public health policy in political environments: the health trainer service initiative in England. The Lancet. 2012;online (meeting abstracts); 18.

Netherwood M. Will health trainers reduce inequalities in health? British Journal of Community Nursing. 2007;12(10): 463-468.

Power L, Evans B, Glasgow V, Branch D. Rigorous outcomes evaluation can show impact of health trainers and usefulness of service to clinicians.HIV Medicine. 2011;12(suppl. 1):21.

Pringle A, Zwolinsky S, McKenna J, Daly-Smith A, Robertson S, White A. Delivering men’s health interventions in English Premier League football clubs: key design characteristics. Public Health. 2013;online first:1-11.

Rahman E, Wills J. The career journeys of health trainers in two health trainer services in England. Perspectives in Public Health. 2013;133:207-212.

Rickard W et al (2014) Moving stories – local health trainers in mental health. Mental Health Today, January/February 2014, pp.24-27.

Scurr C, Visram S. A lifestyle change, not a forever diet: one service user’s experience of accessing a local health trainer service. Perspectives in Public Health. 2013;133:196.

Sirdfield C. Piloting a new role in mental health – prison based health trainers The Journal of Mental Health Workforce Development Volume 1 Issue 4 December 2006.

Scorer C. Health Trainers implementing a new public health role The Journal of the Royal Society for the Promotion of Health 2007 127:258.

*South J, Woodward J, Lowcock D. New beginnings: stakeholder perspectives on the role of health trainers. Journal of the Royal Society for the Promotion of Health. 2007;127(5):224-230.

Taylor B, Mathers J, Atfield T, Parry P. What are the challenges to the Big Society in maintaining lay involvement in health improvement, and how can they be met? Journal of Public Health. 2011;33(1):5–10.

Trayers T, Lawlor DA. Bridging the gap in health inequalities with the help of health trainers: a realistic task in hostile environments? A short report for debate. Journal of Public Health. 2007;29(3):218–221.

Visram S, South J. Building an evidence base for health trainers. Perspectives in Public Health. 2013;133:193-194.

Wallace A, McCabe K, Scorer C, Errington R. Training health trainers: experiences from the north east of England. Perspectives in Public Health. 2013;133:197-198.

White J, Woodward J, South J. Addressing inequalities in health – what is the contribution of health trainers? Perspectives in Public Health. 2013;133:213-220.

White J, Bagnall AM, Trigwell J, Health Trainers making a difference to mental health and well being Perspectives in Public Health May 2015

White, Judy; South, Jane; Health trainers can help people manage long-term conditions. Primary Health Care, 2012 Mar; 22 (2): 26-31.

Wilkinson D, Sniehotta F, Michie S. Targeting those in need: baseline data from the first English National Health Service (NHS) Health Trainer Service. Psychology, Health & Medicine. 2011(online first):1-13.

Wills J, Cook T. Engaging with marginalized communities: The experiences of London health trainers. Perspectives in Public Health. 2011;online first:1-7.


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