A Strengths-Based Model for Evidencing the Impact of Prevention: Key Lessons from a Multi Site Study of Local Area Coordination

A Strengths-Based Model for Evidencing the Impact of Prevention COVER

In this briefing on National Institute for Health and Social Care Research (NIHR) funded research on Local Area Coordination (LAC), researchers have found the value of a strengths-based preventative approach acting as a bridge between citizens, communities and services.

The briefing provides a background on LAC, its impact on communities and at an individual level and introduces some systems issues and points of recommendation that will be further explored in a forthcoming more detailed report.

The strengths-based model developed from this research provides a frame for understanding how and why prevention works and what outcomes and impacts need to be evidenced. The authors stress that the policy recommendations they make resonate equally for national and local policy decision-makers.