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articleforENews-162 people attended this seminar on 14th July in the Rose Bowl, from across the country as well as the region and including NHS commissioners and managers, voluntary and community service personnel as well as academic staff.

The seminar was organised by the Centre for Health Promotion Research as part of their professional development programme and chaired by visiting professor Mark Gamsu. Judy White (Yorkshire and Humber Lead for Health Trainers and a senior lecturer in CHPR) gave the key note address in which she outlined what health trainers do and the way the evidence base for their work has been built. Three health trainers shared client stories which brought the issues to life and Alyson McGregor (Service Development Coordinator for Yorkshire and Humber Health Trainers) demonstrated how health trainers are providing good value for money.

The first of a series of evidence briefings on health trainers produced by the Yorkshire and Humber Health Trainer Hub in collaboration with CHPR was launched and there was a lively debate as part of a panel discussion. To access the evidence briefing ‘Behaviour Change for Health, the Health Trainer Approach’ follow this link to the Health Trainers England website Behaviour Change for Health: the Health Trainer Approach. The event evaluated extremely well and raised important issues for health trainers going forward.

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