Guidance is needed on the reporting outcomes from studies of efficiency, equity and public health systems from public health research to ensure that evidence can be used in public health practice. This work package will bring together the key EEPHS members, practitioners, and policymakers together with experts in reporting efficiency, equity and systems approaches for public health to develop guidance on reporting outcomes.
- Engage policy, practice and academic experts in the efficiency, equity and systems approaches in public health through two rounds of workshops.
- Develop a set of documents to guide efficiency and equity assessments and the use of systems approaches in public health research.
- Identify priority areas for development of new research methods.
- Findings from first round of workshops will help set priorities for developing methods to estimate and report the wider societal impacts of public health interventions. Whilst this round of workshops will determine the final set of priorities, there are some areas that are likely to be pursued in specific projects:
- Impact of disease prevalence on work participation, receipt of benefits, early retirement due to ill health.
- Impact of health on education and housing.
- The feasibility and challenges associated with estimating capability wellbeing in specific public health and local government contexts.
- Implementing alternative theoretical equity frameworks for decision-making.
- The impact and utilisation of social return on investment in setting priorities for investment and disinvestment decisions