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Welcome to the iHV Projects and Evaluation page

At the iHV, we are involved as partners and consultants on a number of research projects with leading academics across a range of topic areas spanning child and family health, the early years and service design. We also lead a number of our own research studies and projects, acting as principle investigators and programme managers. Our research and projects support our mission to improve child and family health and reduce health inequalities through a strengthened health visiting service. Our work aims to generate new evidence and also translate this into practice – we use it to improve the scope of our training and resources which are created specifically for health visitors, and to support their work with families across a range of important public health priority areas. All iHV projects aim to gain a better understanding of the current needs and views of health visitors and families across the UK, with co-production methods embedded throughout.

Please explore this page to find out more about the iHV Projects and Evaluation Team and the work that we are leading. Information is provided on our current projects as well as completed projects and their resources to support you in practice (Note: this does not include all our consultancy and partnership work with others). If you would like more information on any project, have ideas for new projects, or have any questions, please contact the iHV Projects and Evaluation Team at [email protected].


As a charity, we do not have internal funds to support our project work and therefore funding is applied for through bids, external grants and partnerships. Over the years we have received funding from many organisations including OHID (formerly PHE), Burdett Trust for Nursing and the AIMS Health Foundation, click here to see our full list of partners and funders.

All projects follow the PRINCE2 Project Management Principles. Co-production is at the heart of our work as we aim to work in partnership with health visitors and families to shape the projects. This can include the development of surveys on specific topics, alongside focus and insight groups with health visitors and families.  We also have steering groups for each project which are made up of experts in the field, health visitors, parents/carers and Early Years workers, this allows for all resources to be quality-assured, and peer-reviewed ensuring they meet the need of the intended audience.

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