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.
11 September 2020
Professor Selena Gray is Co-Director of our Active People: Promoting Healthy Life Expectancy (APPHLE) HIT and a Professor of Public Health at the University of West of England (UWE). She is the co-author of this blog which was first published as a bmj opi...
22 June 2020
Karen Lloyd, Co-Director of our Active Older People Health Integration Team (APPHLE HIT) and Bristol manager for Active Ageing has shared her recommendations for walking routes in and around Bristol.There have been more people embracing the opportunity to...
4 May 2020
Professor Selena Gray and Karen Lloyd-Pyrke, Directors of the Active Older People Health Integration Team (APPHLE HIT), give an update on their work in 2019/20. Last year we completed the REtirement in ACTion (REACT) study, a community, group-based...
17 February 2020
Three of Bristol Health Partners (BHP) Health Integration Teams (HITs) will receive a further £30,000 in funding from Above & Beyond to help improve the health and quality of life of Bristol communities. In 2019, Above & Beyond secured independent...
6 November 2019
Our Active Older People HIT and Active Ageing Bristol (AAB) are delivering the basis for a ‘prevention at scale’ programme through initiatives that help older people to be less isolated and to increase physical strength and mobility through combined fitn...
22 August 2019
Photographs showing that age is no barrier to active living are on free outdoor display on Bristol’s College Green in August, as part of a new drive to persuade older people to make bolder keep fit choices.
16 May 2019
Professor Selena Gray and Karen Lloyd-Pyrke, Directors of the Active Older People Health Integration Team, give an update on their work in 2018-19.
13 May 2019
Bristol Health Partners Health Integration Teams (HITs) ran an event in April for ‘informal’ carers who provide substantial, unpaid care and support for family members or friends.
13 May 2019
Health Integration Teams (HITs) are set to benefit from £176k of investment from Bristol Health Partners in 2019-20. HITs requested funding from the partnership for a wide variety of projects, with the majority receiving funding.
17 February 2019
Health and social care commissioners came together at City Hall for a special seminar to hear about the work of Health Integration Teams, attended by over 60 people.
28 January 2019
A study commissioned by the Active Older People Health Integration Team (APPHLE HIT) has found that community-based physical activities for older people are suitable for those who've had a joint replacement.
12 October 2018
On Wednesday 3 October, Health Integration Teams (HITs) with a focus on healthy, safe environments got together for a networking breakfast at Lifeskills at the CREATE Centre in South Bristol.
24 September 2018
Bristol Health Integration Teams (HITs) have secured £1,438,000 of funding in the first quarter of 2018/19. This impressive contribution to the local health and care system is the result of efforts from a range of HITs.
6 September 2018
Researchers are calling for more innovative studies into the link between changes to urban neighbourhoods and their impact on residents’ mental health and wellbeing. The research team at the University of Bristol and NIHR CLAHRC West reviewed existing st...
15 June 2018
Bristol Health Partners Health Integration Teams (HITs) have attracted nearly £4.7 million in funding to the local health system in 2017-18.
2 May 2018
Professor Selena Gray, Director of the Active Older People Health Integration Team (APPHLE HIT), gives an update on their work in 2017-18.
7 February 2018
Five Health Integration Teams (HITs) presented their work aimed at keeping people out of hospital at a special lunchtime seminar on 5 February, to commissioners, project managers, researchers and people from the voluntary sector.
17 January 2018
The Joint Spatial Plan (JSP) is a rare opportunity to plan for a healthier future for the West of England, but Bristol Health Partners believes that the latest version of the plan doesn’t address public health issues strongly enough.
8 November 2017
Creating a Bristol that works for people of all ages and abilities was at the core of Health Integration Team (HIT) events during Healthy City Week this year. Healthy City Week ran from 7-14 October, and included ‘HIT Monday’, as well as other HIT events...
2 October 2017
Zoe Trinder-Widdess, Bristol Health Partners Communications Manager, on some of the Health Integration Team highlights from this year's Healthy City Week, which takes place 7-14 October 2017.
7 July 2017
A poster showcasing the Active Older People (APPHLE) Health Integration Team (HIT) project evaluating the South Gloucestershire diabetes prevention pilot won best poster at the Faculty of Public Health annual conference and expo on 21-22 June 2017.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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...
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.
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...
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.