How do we change behaviour? Make it simple – Ipsos MORI – April 2013

Posted on April 29, 2013. Filed under: Public Hlth & Hlth Promotion | Tags: , |

How do we change behaviour? Make it simple – Ipsos MORI – April 2013

“Welcome to the latest edition of the Ipsos MORI Social Research Institute’s Understanding Society. In this issue we bring together some of the world’s leading thinkers in social psychology and behavioural economics and researchers from the global Ipsos network to consider the impact these disciplines are having on public policy.”

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Effective behaviour change in long-term conditions – NZ Ministry of Health – 2 October 2012

Posted on October 5, 2012. Filed under: Chronic Disease Mgmt | Tags: |

Effective behaviour change in long-term conditions – NZ Ministry of Health – 2 October 2012

“This review identifies, appraises and summarises the most effective evidence-based theories and programmes of health behaviour change for individuals with the following chronic diseases: diabetes, chronic obstructive airways disease, asthma, stroke and hypertension.”

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Auditing Behaviour Change – National Audit Office [UK] – September 2011

Posted on September 28, 2011. Filed under: Public Hlth & Hlth Promotion | Tags: , , |

Auditing Behaviour Change – National Audit Office – September 2011

“Behaviour change is important for value for money because it can often contribute to, or be a prerequisite for achieving a policy outcome cost-effectively. As behaviour change is rapidly becoming more prevalent, reporting on value for money is a necessity. However, due partly to its complexity, doing so can be difficult. The NAO has developed this guide to represent our emerging thinking on what auditors might look for when doing a value for money assessment.”

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Commissioning and behaviour change: kicking bad habits – final report 8 Dec 2008

Posted on April 7, 2009. Filed under: Public Hlth & Hlth Promotion | Tags: |

King’s Fund Report by Tammy Boyce, Ruth Robertson, Anna Dixon
December 2008 | ISBN 978 1 85717 578 3 | 52 pages

Unhealthy behaviours – smoking, alcohol misuse, poor diet, lack of exercise – lead to ill health, with resulting costs to individuals, to the NHS and to society as a whole. PCTs are expected to commission support to help people change their behaviour to adopt healthier lifestyles – but what should that support be? The Kicking Bad Habits programme was launched to identify effective interventions. Drawing on a series of working papers and seminars, this report assesses existing and innovative methods the health service can use to persuade people to adopt healthier lifestyles, including providing information, personal support and financial and other incentives.

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