Health and Quality of Life

Research in this area focuses on policy issues critical to improving population health outcomes and promoting quality of life for people in Ireland. Key issues include appropriate financing models to deliver high-quality health care and identifying the causes of persistent inequalities in healthcare outcomes across socioeconomic groups.

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Unequal supply of health and social care across counties in Ireland

New research finds that the counties of Kildare, Meath and Wicklow had the lowest supply overall of ten primary, community and long-term care services. An infographic illustrating key findings from the study is available to download. 

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Environment and Health Conference

On 5 April 2019, speakers from the ESRI and UCD presented the latest findings from research on the environment and health funded by the EPA and HSE. The presentation slides are now available to download. 

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Healthcare change and reform

Research discusses the needs of the Irish healthcare system. 

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Work-related illness and injury

Research has examined the incidence of work-related injuries and illnesses, including stress, across a number of sectors in Ireland.

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Sport in Ireland

Download a number of publications related to sport, including participation levels, health benefits and player welfare.