The PEIU is undertaking a series of Focussed Policy Assessments on key prevention and early interventions supported by public resources. The approach is to describe each intervention by following a common structure:
- Rationale for the intervention;
- Public resources provided to support the delivery of the intervention;
- Outputs and services provided; and
- Achievements of the intervention relative to its stated goal.
As a whole, this series of descriptive reports provides the evidential base for a thematic consideration of prevention and early interventions in Ireland:
- Immunisation – an intervention that seeks to produce immunity to potentially life threatening or life limiting diseases and their associated complications
- Aftercare – an intervention that supports young people in preparing to leave State care and making the transition to adulthood and independent living
- Diabetic RetinaScreen – an intervention that focuses on the early detection of diabetic retinopathy, a major cause of blindness among adults in Ireland
- Education Welfare – interventions that seek to support students in addressing impediments to their education that have the potential to prevent them from deriving appropriate benefit from their education.
- Early Learning and Childcare – interventions that seek to support the development of children including having beneficial impacts for their families in terms of employment, household income and affordability of early learning and childcare.
As subsequent Focussed Policy Assessment are finalised, they will be uploaded to this website.