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Call for papers: Fiscal Studies -  Public Financing of Long Term Care

Long-term care programmes have experienced an expansion of government intervention. Population ageing and social change within families (making informal care-giving costly) put significant pressures on government expenditures. A special issue would bring together ideas and empirical evidence to learn more about how to tackle the increasing demand for long-term care programmes; to measure costs and benefits of different interventions; and to assess ahead of time whether the costs are manageable and under control. We expect to attract a set of papers that would shed some light on how to respond to questions of funding, sustainability, quality, equity and choice.

This issue of Fiscal Studies will be edited by Joan Costa-Font (London School of Economics), Eric French (UCL), Edward Norton (University of Michigan) and Luigi Siciliani (University of York).

For more information, read the full call for papers here|.


Now Hiring: Global Health Initiative Manager

The Global Health Initiative is based at LSE Health and will bring together members from the departments of Social Policy, International Development, and Social Psychology in the first instance. It will take a multidisciplinary approach to global health research by incorporating a social sciences and policy focus alongside population health research. The post holder’s responsibilities will include working with the Initiative Director and the Director of LSE Health to develop and implement its strategy, as well as providing finance, research, and communications and marketing management. Read more and apply here|.


Michele Tansella

We are very sad to hear of the death of Professor Michele Tansella. He was an inspirational leader of both research and practice, especially in community psychiatry, at the University of Verona. Some of us in PSSRU were very fortunate to have had the opportunity to collaborate in research with him, to experience his wonderful hospitality in Verona, and to laugh with him. A truly lovely man. 


REF2014 Results

Results from REF2014 reconfirm LSE as a world-leading research university, with the Department of Social Policy ranking first in the UK for the percentage of its research rated world leading (4*) or internationally excellent (3*).

All six of the Department's impact case studies were ranked 4*. LSEHSC contributed three of these to REF2014. Click here| to read the full case studies.

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SSCR event - Research showcase: Loneliness, prevention and wellbeing|

Date: Friday 17 April 2015
Time: 10:00 - 16:00
Venue: LSE (TBC)

This research showcase – jointly hosted by the NIHR School for Social Care Research (SSCR) and the Campaign to End Loneliness - focuses on research into loneliness, social isolation, wellbeing and prevention. Click here| to register.

HEPL 10th Anniversary event
Thursday 22 October 2015
Time: 18:00 - 19:45 
Venue: LSE

An event to mark the 10th anniversary of Health Economics Policy and Law will take place at the London School of Economics from 18:00 - 19:45 on Thursday 22 October 2015. The programme will begin with some words about HEPL from Patrick McCartan of Cambridge University Press. There will then be short statements from some of the members of HEPL’s International Advisory Board on what they think the biggest challenges will be in health care policy, either from the perspective of their own country or internationally, over the next 10 years. The presenters reflect the mix of disciplinary perspectives on which HEPL focuses (i.e. economics, political science and law).

Click here| for further information.

To view all forthcoming and past events, please see the events page|.


Assessing Improvements in Dementia Care and Support

The Department of Health (DH) commissioned a team from the London School of Economics and Political Science and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (as part of the Policy Innovation Research Unit (PIRU)| and with support from the NIHR School for Social Care Research|) to conduct a review to map data available and to summarise key research evidence on trends in dementia care in England over recent years, particularly since 2009.

The report "Independent assessment of improvements in dementia care and support since 2009" is now available - click here|.


Eurohealth Volume 21 Number 1|

Reducing inequalities in health and health care

This Eurohealth issue provides a reflection on the 7th European Public Health Conference which was held in late 2014 in Glasgow. Articles in the Observer section look specifically at health inequalities - How Roma communities are responding to these; adaptation of health promotion and disease prevention interventions for migrant and ethnic minority populations; and the Glasgow Declaration. Other articles include: Learning from each other - where health promotion meets infectious diseases; Public health monitoring and reporting; Changing your health behaviour - regulate or not; Developing the public health workforce; Building sustainable and resilient health care systems; Leaving a legacy in Glasgow; Conclusions; and Eurohealth Monitor.


Health Effects of Unemployment Benefit Program Generosity|

Men who lose their job in US states that provide generous unemployment benefits are at lower risk of poor health, according to research published on Thursday 18 December in the American Journal of Public Health and which was led by Jonathan Cylus of LSE Health and the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies. The researchers found that while there is an increased risk of reporting poor health for men who experience job loss, men who lost their job in states and years with comparatively more generous unemployment benefits had a statistically lower likelihood of reporting poor health. 

Click here| to read the full paper.

To view more publications, please see the publications page|.
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