SCPHRP was established to encourage and facilitate collaborations between all sectors of the public health community in Scotland. The core mandate is:
- To identify key areas of opportunity for developing novel public health interventions that equitably address major health problems in Scotland, and move those forward.
- To foster collaboration between government, researchers and the public health community to develop a national programme of intervention development, large-scale implementation and robust evaluation.
- Build capacity within the public health community for collaborative research of the highest quality, with maximum impact on policies, programs and practice
SCPHRP’s vision is to develop Scotland as a leader in public-health intervention research for equitable health improvement through catalysing strong researcher/research-user collaborations that ensure timely, robust, policy relevant research that is created with – and used by – key decision-makers.