This work package will involve researchers, research users, older people and a range of stakeholders to determine how best to change population health.
Firstly, we will hold a series of workshops to: bring together the evidence gathered in work packages 1-4; to gain feedback on possible intervention “sweet spots”; and come to an agreement on the best ways towards reaching the common goal of promoting cognitive health.
Secondly, we plan to implement Citizen Juries with older people, those across the life course and those from disadvantaged communities, to ‘sense-check’ the acceptability, utility, applicability, affordability and feasibility of possible prevention approaches and policies identified in step one.
Thirdly, to ensure that our findings are shared with national and international audiences, we will hold a Pathway to the Future workshop involving stakeholders from our Business/Industry and Older peoples advisory boards, and others such as urban planners/designers, urban regeneration and public health specialists, to help us interpret how our findings might apply to other contexts.
Finally, we will undertake a survey of researchers working in the field of built environment/health of older adults to identify and evaluate the strategies used for knowledge exchange to local, national and international audiences. This will be accompanied by a parallel survey of the potential users of this research (those working in the built environment, older adults advocacy groups, business/industry, decision making, service providers etc.) – identified through snowballing of our extensive networks. The results of these surveys will help inform and refine our communication and engagement strategy.