Health and Employment and Working Conditions
What’s next? Key issues for the Sixth Senedd
This report by the Welsh Parliament Senedd Research explores the challenging social, economic and public policy issues of the day in Wales, including issues of employment, furlough, productivity and the number of claimants in Wales. It also explores opportunities to support the recovery of sectors disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and change how the Welsh economy works.
Wellness in work: The economic arguments for investing in the health and wellbeing of the workforce in Wales
This report by Bangor University brings together evidence of the economic case for investing in the health and wellbeing of the workforce in Wales. The report highlights the high cost of productivity losses in Wales due to addiction and health harming habits and its impact on employment, and suggests that workplace interventions to prevent ill health can generate a positive return on investment for employers in Wales.
How to Make the Case for Sustainable Investment in Well-being and Health Equity: A Practical Guide
This practical guide by Public Health Wales outlines a step-by-step process of how to synthesise, translate and communicate public health and health economics evidence into policy and practice, making the case for sustainable investment in well-being and health equity. The guide argues that population health is an economic asset and a productive good. It is intended to help key stakeholders, advocates for health and equity, civil servants and other health and non-health professionals who have a role in informing, influencing or shaping national and subnational policy and practice.
Driving Prosperity for All through Investing for Health and Well-being: An Evidence Informed Guide for Cross-sector Investment
This guide by Public Health Wales suggests policy options for priority investment in Wales, based on the best available Welsh and European evidence. The policy options address areas of high burden and costs, as well as demonstrating co-benefits (returns) to the economy, society and the environment, including investing in improving working lives and mental health in the workplace. The guide can be used by policy- and decision-makers across national and local government, the health and social care service, and public bodies in all other sectors in Wales.