Dr Mairéad O'Driscoll

Introducing Health Research in Action

This year’s Health Research in Action highlights some of the many notable recent impacts and outcomes of the Health Research Board's work. This includes a snapshot of HRB by the numbers which outlines some key metrics, followed by 29 success stories about wide-ranging health and social care research across four themes

We will be adding each of these success stories to this page over the coming months. You can also download the full publication at the link above, or at the bottom of this page. 

Theme 1: Strong research for health and social care

1) Complaints in healthcare – a useful source of information for change

2) Evidence to improve diabetes care in Ireland

We will be adding further success stories from this theme over the coming months.

Theme 2: Supporting people on their health journey

1) Care to Move – home carers prompting movement in older people at home

2) An agile network to improve care for critically ill patients and save lives

We will be adding further success stories from this theme over the coming months.

Theme 3: Spotlight on COVID-19 research

1) Contact tracer burnout

2) Back-calculation to ‘see’ invisible cases

We will be adding further success stories from this theme over the coming months.

Theme 4: Evidence for effective health policies

1) No conclusive links between fluoride in community water and negative effects on key areas of health

2) Recruiting and retaining home care workers

We will be adding further success stories from this theme over the coming months.