Active People: Promoting Healthy Life Expectancy (APPHLE)

The Active People: Promoting Healthy Life Expectancy (APPHLE) Health Integration Team (HIT) is a team of academics, clinicians, commissioners and older people, working together to improve activity and health in later life.

Physical activity has the potential to improve health and wellbeing throughout an individual's life. In middle-aged and older people, physical activity helps individuals maintain their physical and mental function and reduces their risk of physical and mental diseases. Sedentary behaviour dramatically increases health risk in older people and disproportionately affects people with low socio-economic status, leading to health inequalities.

Latest news and events

Active Older People HIT's achievements in 2016-7

Active Older People HIT's achievements in 2016-7

8 May 2017

Professor Selena Gray and Dr Afroditi Stathi, Directors of the Active Older People Health Integration Team give an update on their work in 2016-2017.

HITs bring nearly £4m in funding to the region in last nine months

HITs bring nearly £4m in funding to the region in last nine months

27 March 2017

Health Integration Teams (HITs) have brought £3,988,121 of funding to the region since July 2016. Some of these awards are for research, while others are for service innovation.

Bristol Health Partners and Health Integration Teams' contribution to Healthy City Week

Bristol Health Partners and Health Integration Teams' contribution to Healthy City Week

14 September 2016

This year's Healthy City Week Bristol (15-22 October) will see a strong contribution from Bristol Health Partner organisations and Health Integration Teams (HITs). Not only is Bristol Health Partners the headline supporter for the week, but we are offeri...

Challenging the HITs to collaborate in new ways with Bristol Health Partner-opoly

Challenging the HITs to collaborate in new ways with Bristol Health Partner-opoly

13 July 2016

At the annual Health Integration Team (HIT) conference this year, HITs were challenged to find new ways to collaborate in the specially created Bristol Health Partner-opoly walking game.

Health Integration Team model evaluation paper published

Health Integration Team model evaluation paper published

1 July 2016

The results of NIHR CLAHRC West's preliminary evaluation of the ‘Health Integration Team’ model have been published in BMC Health Services Research.

Our 2015-16 annual review is out now

Our 2015-16 annual review is out now

27 June 2016

Our 2015-16 annual review was launched at our annual Health Integration Team (HIT) conference on 17 June. The Bristol Health Partners annual review showcases the work of the partnership and includes updates from most of our 20 HITs and a round-up of the...

Achievements of the Active Older People HIT in 2015-16

Achievements of the Active Older People HIT in 2015-16

31 May 2016

Professor Selena Gray and Dr Afroditi Stathi, Directors of the Active Older People Health Integration Team (APPHLE HIT) give an update on their work in 2015-16.

Bristol’s health experts come out in support of 20mph speed limits

Bristol’s health experts come out in support of 20mph speed limits

15 March 2016

Bristol’s health and care community are showing their support for the city’s 20mph speed limits as the council debates the issue today (15 March). A public petition supporting the speed limits, which received more than 4,100 signatures from people in Bri...

Joint Health Integration Team response to West of England joint spatial plan

Joint Health Integration Team response to West of England joint spatial plan

17 February 2016

Bristol Health Partners Health Integration Teams (HITs) have made a joint response to the West of England's joint spatial plan consultation. In response to housing pressure in the Avon sub-region, the area’s four local authorities, Bristol, North Somer...

South Gloucestershire diabetes prevention project launched

South Gloucestershire diabetes prevention project launched

12 February 2016

The Public Health and Wellbeing Division in South Gloucestershire Council is running a pilot project aimed at supporting people aged up to 75-years-old, at high risk of developing type-2 diabetes.

Pioneering study to help adults delay frailty and live independently for longer

Pioneering study to help adults delay frailty and live independently for longer

11 January 2016

A major study, led by researchers from the Active Older People Health Integration Team (APPHLE HIT), has launched aiming to help older people stay fitter and live independently for longer.

Active Older People HIT review of 2014-15

Active Older People HIT review of 2014-15

26 May 2015

Professor Selena Gray and Dr Afroditi Stathi, Directors of the Active Older People Health Integration Team (APPHLE HIT) give an update on their work in 2014-15.

Active older people (APPHLE) HIT given go ahead

Active older people (APPHLE) HIT given go ahead

3 March 2014

A new Health Integration Team (HIT) looking at improving activity and health in later life has been approved by Bristol Health Partners.

Active People: Promoting Healthy Life Expectancy (APPHLE)

The Active People: Promoting Healthy Life Expectancy (APPHLE) Health Integration Team (HIT) is a team of academics, clinicians, commissioners and older people, working together to improve activity and health in later life.

Physical activity has the potential to improve health and wellbeing throughout an individual's life. In middle-aged and older people, physical activity helps individuals maintain their physical and mental function and reduces their risk of physical and mental diseases. Sedentary behaviour dramatically increases health risk in older people and disproportionately affects people with low socio-economic status, leading to health inequalities.

Latest news and events

Active Older People HIT's achievements in 2016-7

Active Older People HIT's achievements in 2016-7

8 May 2017

Professor Selena Gray and Dr Afroditi Stathi, Directors of the Active Older People Health Integration Team give an update on their work in 2016-2017.

HITs bring nearly £4m in funding to the region in last nine months

HITs bring nearly £4m in funding to the region in last nine months

27 March 2017

Health Integration Teams (HITs) have brought £3,988,121 of funding to the region since July 2016. Some of these awards are for research, while others are for service innovation.

Bristol Health Partners and Health Integration Teams' contribution to Healthy City Week

Bristol Health Partners and Health Integration Teams' contribution to Healthy City Week

14 September 2016

This year's Healthy City Week Bristol (15-22 October) will see a strong contribution from Bristol Health Partner organisations and Health Integration Teams (HITs). Not only is Bristol Health Partners the headline supporter for the week, but we are offeri...

Challenging the HITs to collaborate in new ways with Bristol Health Partner-opoly

Challenging the HITs to collaborate in new ways with Bristol Health Partner-opoly

13 July 2016

At the annual Health Integration Team (HIT) conference this year, HITs were challenged to find new ways to collaborate in the specially created Bristol Health Partner-opoly walking game.

Health Integration Team model evaluation paper published

Health Integration Team model evaluation paper published

1 July 2016

The results of NIHR CLAHRC West's preliminary evaluation of the ‘Health Integration Team’ model have been published in BMC Health Services Research.

Our 2015-16 annual review is out now

Our 2015-16 annual review is out now

27 June 2016

Our 2015-16 annual review was launched at our annual Health Integration Team (HIT) conference on 17 June. The Bristol Health Partners annual review showcases the work of the partnership and includes updates from most of our 20 HITs and a round-up of the...

Achievements of the Active Older People HIT in 2015-16

Achievements of the Active Older People HIT in 2015-16

31 May 2016

Professor Selena Gray and Dr Afroditi Stathi, Directors of the Active Older People Health Integration Team (APPHLE HIT) give an update on their work in 2015-16.

Bristol’s health experts come out in support of 20mph speed limits

Bristol’s health experts come out in support of 20mph speed limits

15 March 2016

Bristol’s health and care community are showing their support for the city’s 20mph speed limits as the council debates the issue today (15 March). A public petition supporting the speed limits, which received more than 4,100 signatures from people in Bri...

Joint Health Integration Team response to West of England joint spatial plan

Joint Health Integration Team response to West of England joint spatial plan

17 February 2016

Bristol Health Partners Health Integration Teams (HITs) have made a joint response to the West of England's joint spatial plan consultation. In response to housing pressure in the Avon sub-region, the area’s four local authorities, Bristol, North Somer...

South Gloucestershire diabetes prevention project launched

South Gloucestershire diabetes prevention project launched

12 February 2016

The Public Health and Wellbeing Division in South Gloucestershire Council is running a pilot project aimed at supporting people aged up to 75-years-old, at high risk of developing type-2 diabetes.

Pioneering study to help adults delay frailty and live independently for longer

Pioneering study to help adults delay frailty and live independently for longer

11 January 2016

A major study, led by researchers from the Active Older People Health Integration Team (APPHLE HIT), has launched aiming to help older people stay fitter and live independently for longer.

Active Older People HIT review of 2014-15

Active Older People HIT review of 2014-15

26 May 2015

Professor Selena Gray and Dr Afroditi Stathi, Directors of the Active Older People Health Integration Team (APPHLE HIT) give an update on their work in 2014-15.

Active older people (APPHLE) HIT given go ahead

Active older people (APPHLE) HIT given go ahead

3 March 2014

A new Health Integration Team (HIT) looking at improving activity and health in later life has been approved by Bristol Health Partners.

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