Developing methods to Evidence 'Social enterprise as a public health intervention' (ScotEnt)
Social enterprises are not-for-profit organisations which use business principles to tackle social problems which are essentially upstream determinants of health. Despite a long history in many economies, little is known globally about longer-term impacts of social enterprises on health and well-being. This five year programme of work aims to investigate if and how social enterprise can work with private and state sectors to address persistent and widening health inequalities. The programme comprises three main components: theory building and creating conceptual frameworks for evaluating the health impacts of social enterprise; applying these frameworks to impact evaluation of social enterprises; and facilitating knowledge exchange and collaboration within and between the social enterprise sector.
This programme grant is led by Professor Cam Donaldson, Director of the Yunus Centre for Social Business and Health, Glasgow Caledonian University. The programme is jointly funded by the MRC and ESRC. For more information click here http://www.gcu.ac.uk/yunuscentre/research/publichealthintervention/.