Health and well-being

Our work in this field spans a range of topics, including mental health, community nursing, technology and social care projects. In addition, we have worked on a range of health economics projects. We regularly use quality of life and well-being measures in our studies and have a good understanding of the science of well-being measurement. Current clients in this field are the London School of Economics and the Health Service Executive of Ireland. 

Health and well-being
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Evaluability Assessment of the Recovery Approach in Mental Health

The concept of recovery has come to underpin mental health policy in many Anglophone countries. It represents a shift from services based on clinical recovery defined by symptom reduction to recovery as defined by the service user’s view of what is needed to lead a meaningful life. Just Economics was commissioned by HSE to carry out an Evaluability Assessment of the National Framework for Recovery in Mental Health in Ireland. 

Who we work with

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Client Logo Amnestry International
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Client Logo Focus Ireland
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Client Jamie Oliver Foundation
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Cork Fakes: The social and economic costs of the removal of micronutrients from Kellogg’s cereals

Since 2013, there is evidence that Kellogg's has been removing key mirconutrients from its breakfast cereals in Mexico. This report makes an economic assessment of the savings to Kelloggs and compares this to the health, well-being and development of Mexican society. It finds that  Kellogg’s is estimated to save $85 million USD over five years from this practice, whilst the minimum cumulative social cost to Mexico for the removal of just three key nutrients will be $250 million USD over five years. This means for every dollar that Kellogg’s saves by de-fortifying cereals it destroys at least three dollars in value to Mexican society. The report discusses the implications of this for Mexican consumers.

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Youth Work Ireland: exploring the impact of integrated youth work

Youth Work Ireland (YWI) is the largest youth organization in Ireland. YWI uses an innovative Integrated Youth Service Model with the aim of ensuring that young people receive a high quality, efficient and effective service that treats them as a ‘whole person’. Just Economics was commissioned by YWI to assess the evidence for both integrated youth work in general and the YWI Integrated Youth Service Model specifically. The study will be published in 2019.

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Living Digitally: an evaluation of CleverCogs

CleverCogs™ is a digital care and support system developed by Blackwood Homes and Care. It was designed to increase digital participation in adults receiving care and support packages and enable increased use of technology enabled care. Just Economics was commissioned by Carnegie UK Trust to carry out a mixed methods study to measure changes in outcomes for customers before and after the introduction of the technology. The linked report sets out the key findings from the evaluation. The full evaluation report is available on request.