Dr. Ayelet Berg-Warman
Senior Research Scholar
Support Groups for Family Caregivers of Elders with Disabilities: Evaluation Study
In light of increasing awareness of the importance of the role of family members in caring for the elderly, the impact of this on them (such as overload and harming their quality of life) and the need to develop appropriate programs for them, the National Insurance Institute launched an experimental program. In the program, 77 short-term support groups were held throughout Israel which gave the participants support and information.
Supportive Community: An Evaluation Study, 2010
The study, which was commissioned and financed by the Nash Family Foundation in cooperation with JDC-ESHEL, provides a comprehensive picture of the program and its contribution.
Evaluation of a Project to Prevent and Treat Elder Abuse and Neglect in the Urban Sector
In recent years, many programs have been developed in Israel and abroad to combat elder abuse, which is recognized as a significant social problem. The current study examined a groundbreaking program designed to reduce elder abuse and neglect.
Protection of the Elderly in the Rural Sector
This study examined a unique pilot program designed to reduce situations of elder abuse and neglect. The program was implemented in the social service departments of two regional councils and was supported by the National Insurance Institute's Fund for Demonstration Projects in partnership with the Ministry of Social Affairs.
Data and Decision Making in the NHI Era: A Summary Report
The study sought to pinpoint where data have contributed to decision making, where they have not, and why. It was based on in-depth interviews with policymakers, managers and researchers, and a review of relevant documents.
Use of Data from the Witkowsky Report on the Financial Activities of the Health Plans in Decision Making in the Health System
The study's main goal was to examine the use of data from the Witkowsky Report and analyze the reasons for its extensive use.
Food Security in Israel in 2003 and Its Implications for Patterns of Nutrition
This study is the first to provide national estimates of the prevalence and severity of food insecurity in Israel, and to examine the implications of food insecurity for actual patterns of consumption and consumption of nutrients.
Use of the Central Bureau of Statistics’ Health Survey in Decisionmaking in the Health System
The analysis presented in this report is part of a multi-year study of the role of data and research in significant government decisionmaking related to implementation of the National Health Insurance Law.
The Effect of Financial Hardship on the Living Conditions of the Elderly
This study examined the effect of financial hardship on the elderly's living conditions, focusing on four areas: housing conditions, loneliness, treatment of selected health conditions, and food security.
“Supportive Community” Program: An Evaluation Study, 2000
This study examined the extent to which the program has achieved its goals, the unmet needs among the members, and differences between the programs implemented by different bodies.