Community Reporting to capture older people’s views on health data
What was our aim?
We wanted to (1) capture older people’s views and experiences of collecting and using health data; and (2) build a community network of people and organisations with an interest in health data research.
What is community reporting?
Community reporting is a method that enables people to share their personal stories and lived experiences through video recordings.
Eighteen community reporters and twelve exercise class participants from Salford and Wythenshawe.
What happens next?
Salford Inspiring Communities Together are preparing a follow-up project with activity trackers, where exercise class participants will learn more on how to collect and use their own health data at home. The AgeUK Crossacres Resource Centre in Wythenshawe will continue making community reports to promote their activities. Both organisations are keen to be involved in future initiatives with the Health e-Research Centre.
The results of the project were presented at The MICRA seminar and at The Informatics for Health conference (Manchester, 24-26 April): abstract no 436.