Best evidence: how can asset-based approaches improve health and care services and outcomes

The Health Foundation are seeking an experienced team to produce a detailed Best Evidence review of the literature on how the mobilisation of community assets can improve health and care services and outcomes.

This review will investigate the theoretical basis of asset-based approaches to service design and community development, especially as it relates to health and care. It will set out the best available evidence on models and lessons that that be drawn from the literature and the experience of case studies. The research will synthesise current learning, enhanced by testing with the latest thinking from leading projects and practitioners, into a core set of lessons.

By drawing together a picture of the evidence and examples of what works and why, they hope to inform decision-makers of the means and extent to which asset-based approaches might be used to improve health and care services and enhance outcomes for communities.

This project will be a key input for the design and development of a major new long-term Health Foundation initiative, which will focus on learning from communities that are making changes to support people to play a more active role in their health and care.

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Proposals should be submitted by 10am on Friday 7 December 2012. Click here for more information

Interviews for shortlisted bidders will take place on 17 and 18 December and the successful bidder notified by 19 December 2012.