Despite ongoing improvements in key health indicators, such as life expectancy, substantive challenges remain. The harms caused by smoking remain significant; obesity presents a growing and costly problem; poor mental health and ‘wellbeing’ are growing concerns; and health services face rising demand, cost pressures and the ever-present requirement to ration care. Health inequalities have also grown in recent years - despite advances in the diagnosis of their causes.
ICF GHK has worked with clients to address many of these challenges. Our work has covered topics such as mental health, sexual violence, obesity, smoking, infant mortality, accident prevention and workforce planning. We work at European, national and local level for organisations including the NHS, NICE and the voluntary sector.
Our health and wellbeing services span the policy cycle. They include:
Prospective impact assessment
Monitoring and formative evaluation
Measuring social value
Outcome and impact evaluation
If you require further detail about ICF GHK’s work in this area, please contact Fraser Battye (details below).