What Works Scotland PhD student Alex Wright has co-authored a paper about taxes on alcohol, tobacco and other unhealthy products. It contains a systematic review of the research on health taxes, and aims to generate insights into how such taxes can: reduce
This evidence review presents evidence to support South Ayrshire local authority and community planning partnership to mitigate and prevent child poverty and identify early trigger signs that may suggest an increased risk of poverty. An evidence briefing summarises the review.
Presentations and resources from a seminar delivered jointly by NHS Health Scotland and What Works Scotland exploring how we can predict the impact of prevention on the demand for health and social care.
This case study of Operation Modulus, an innovative violence and anti-social behaviour intervention aimed at a gang of young people. It shows how partnership, co-production and an outcome-focus can be successfully put into practice, and demonstrates that leadership is an additional essential element of successfully ‘operationalising Christie’.
Presentations from the Economics of Prevention seminar held in Glasgow on 25 March 2015.
Report to the Scottish Parliament Finance Committee on 4 March 2015 about the What Works Scotland workstream on prevention and about the concept of, and evidence on, different strands of prevention in Scotland and more widely.
A collection of presentations and resources from the What Works Scotland Partnership Seminar held in Edinburgh on 3 December 2015. Presentations Ailsa Cook – Partnership Working Across UK Public Services Kate Bell – Partnership Working ‘my experience and reflections’ Eliot
Presentations from a seminar held in Aberdeen on 16 May 2016. The seminar summarised recent evidence on the economics of prevention that can be used to help to make choices, and discussed the challenges of developing effective strategies and tools
WWS Research Associate, Richard Brunner reflects on the recent Economics of Prevention seminar jointly organised by What Works Scotland and NHS Health Scotland on the WWS blog.