Laura, one of the Leapfrog Research Associates attended one of the public health workshops being run by Mike Rawsterne from Public Health at Blackburn with Darwen, alongside Ben Pearson from Healthwatch and volunteer Carl . The workshop was attended by 13 young people in years 9 and 10 at Darwen Aldridge Enterprise Studio school in Darwen. The workshop aim was discover how young people prioritised key health topics, such as weight management, health and fitness, drugs and alcohol and sexual health. The young people worked in groups to use Leapfrog’s Target Control tool to stick the terms into what they believed were the right levels of priority.
The tool worked well to capture the opinions of the lively group. The data will feed into decision-making on any future cuts in public health.
Leapfrog is working with Public Health and Healthwatch to develop a tool or tools to analyse the data collected.