This study measures the return on investment for parent training at the pre - or early childhood stage. The purpose is to prevent conduct disorders in childhood, and mental health problems in adolescence and adulthood. The program studied is the Triple P program. The context is a one year birth cohort in Alberta. The costs are for a universal parental training program. The downstream costs avoided were for special education, criminal justice and social services, up to the age of 28.
Fecal transplantation for the treatment of Clostridium difficile-associated disease or ulcerative colitis examines the clinical research evidence on the safety and effects of fecal transplantation in the treatment of patients with Clostridium difficile-associated disease and/or ulcerative colitis. It also provides information on the prevalence and incidence of the two diseases and the availability of fecal transplantation procedure in Alberta and Canada. The Institute of Health Economics prepared this STE report at the request of the Government of Alberta as part of the Institute's ongoing work to support the Alberta Health Technologies Decision Process.
The Institute of Health Economics (IHE) has completed a scan to determine what public health-related costs are borne by government departments, ministries, and agencies. The final report, Everybody's Business: The Cost of Multi-Department Involvement in Public Health in Alberta, was funded by Alberta Health Services (AHS) as part of the Project 2030 initiative that saw the IHE develop and host three conferences on Becoming the Best: Building Sustainability during the winter and early spring of 2011. While many studies survey risk behaviours and disease prevalence, few undertake to determine what services government are producing and on what scale they are being delivered. That is the purpose of this report.
The Alberta Survey of Addictive Behaviours and Mental Health in the Workforce: 2009 is the third such study conducted since 1992. It provides an interesting, comprehensive picture of many issues related to the mental health of workers across all sectors in Alberta.
Exposing a developing embryo or fetus to alcohol can produce life long brain damage with neurological, cognitive, and behavioural consequences. The implications of fetal alcohol spectrum disorder for the affected individual and the family are devastating. The social and economic burden to society is enormous with formidable expenditures in health care, mental health care, education, social services, and possibly correctional services. Prevention has been a goal since the condition was medically described and defined forty years ago, but has remained elusive though feasible. This book reviews the evidence for effective strategies. It lays out what needs to be done. The book is of great value to policy makers, clinicians, researchers, and others advocating for action against this condition that is reducing the potential of our society and sapping its resources.
This is part of the Institute of Health Economics special book series published by Wiley/Blackwell.
Hard copies of this book are available by following this link: http://www.wiley.com/go/ihe
Health Technology Assessment (HTA) on the Net provides an annotated list of information sources and websites that IHE information specialists search when producing our HTA reports. There is a particular emphasis on resources that provide useful information on Albertan and Canadian health care.