Research Associate, Arab Population Team (Systems Group)
Research associate, Arab Population Team, Systems Group, the Myers-JDC-Brookdale Institute (MJB), Israel’s leading center for applied social research.
Yoav Loeff has worked at MJB since 2010.Until recently, his primary research areas were systems and services for people with disabilities and programs for children and youth at risk and their families. He also participated in studies on the health system. He specializes in qualitative research methods alongside his involvement in quantitative research.
Yoav holds a BA in communications and Armenian studies and an MA in comparative religious studies, both from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem where he teaches the history and culture of the Armenian people. In addition, he is a graduate of professional photography studies at Hadassah College, Jerusalem.
He can be contacted at [email protected] or by telephone at 972-2-655-7468.
Data Gaps Regarding the Bedouin Population in the Negev
The goal of this study was to map the quantitative data related to the Bedouin population in the Negev, characterize the limitations of the available databases, and suggest ways for improving them. This, with the purpose of developing a reliable knowledge base for planning and ongoing monitoring of the status of the Bedouin population in the Negev.
Empowering Municipalities: Review of the International Literature
This literature review is part of a comprehensive research plan designed to inform and evaluate the Five-Year Plan and lay the groundwork for a follow-up plan. The review covers global models for municipality empowerment as well as insights in this area provided by the research literature, assuming such information can help formulate ideas and modes of action for the continued empowerment of the Bedouin municipalities.
The Program for Empowering Bedouin Municipalities within the framework of the Plan for Socioeconomic Development of the Bedouin Population in the Negev, 2017-2021 (Government Decision 2397): An Evaluation Study – Interim Report: Fall 2020
The objectives of this study are to analyze the conceptual basis of the Empowerment Program; describe its implementation; examine barriers that can prevent its optimal realization; assess its effects; and ultimately help draw conclusions from it, offer ways to improve it in future implementation stages, and form a basis for informed follow-up programs and initiatives.
The Socio-Economic Development Plan for the Bedouin Population in the Negev: 2017-2021 (Government Resolution 2397): A Comprehensive Evaluation – Interim Report
This report deals with the mapping of the five-year plan for the Bedouin population in the Negev for 2017-2021 (pursuant to Government Resolution 2397) (hereinafter: the five-year plan) and specifically with identification of its key components and their interrelations. The five-year plan discussed in this report is the second consecutive government plan that allocates resources to the Bedouin population, which is ranked in the lowest socio-economic cluster in Israel. The five-year plan is intended to reduce the gaps between the Bedouin population in the Negev and the general population in Israel and to promote the integration of the Negev Bedouin population in Israeli society and economy through the allocation of an incremental budget and the designation of funds from other sources as well as by the development of work plans in various areas.
The Involvement of Primary Care Physicians in Mental Health Care Following the Implementation of the Mental Health Reform
The goal of this study was to examine the involvement of primary care physicians – family physicians or pediatricians – in the area of MH and their interface with MH treatment professionals. Citing suggestion: Ashkenazi, Y. Loeff, Y. Maoz Breuer, R., & Tabenkin, H. (2018). The Involvement of Primary Care Physicians in Mental Health Care […]
A Group Sheltered-Employment Program in the Free Market for People with an Intellectual Disability — Evaluation of the Initial Stages
The purpose of the study is to learn about the implementation of the program in its early years, obstacles to its operation, and its contribution to the target population.
Centers for Families of Children and Youth with Disabilities – Evaluation Study
Families with children with disabilities frequently have to cope with difficulties that affect the whole family, including the parents, siblings and others, and affect the family’s ability to care for the child. To help these families, JDC-Israel-Ashalim, in partnership with the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs (MOLSA), initiated an experimental program of family centers […]
Daycare Centers for Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities: Survey of Parents
The current survey addressed the parents' satisfaction with various aspects of the care provided by the centers. It also examined their experience of the support they receive from the centers in caring for their children and in managing their family life.
People with an Intellectual Developmental Disability Not in Programs of the Ministry of Social Affairs and Services: Survey of the Northern District
People with an intellectual developmental disability (IDD) are entitled by law to services provided by the Division for the Care of People with an Intellectual Developmental Disability (the Division) at the Ministry of Social Affairs and Social Services )MSAS(. These services include residential programs, employment, daycare centers and social clubs. The Division is aware that […]
Employment of People with Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome: Evaluation of the Pilot Program at Beit Eckstein
In recent decades, there has been increasing recognition of the importance of employment in the rehabilitation of people with disabilities, including high functioning individuals on the autism spectrum. The Service for the Care of People with Autism and PDD at the Ministry of Social Affairs and Services (MOSAS) is implementing a pilot program designed to […]
Children, Youth and Young Adults
Preschool Children with Special Needs in Immigrant Families: Barriers to Service Utilization and Proposed Solutions
Conducted due to concern that children with special needs whose parents immigrated to Israel were not getting the services they need to the same extent and with the same efficiency as similar children of non-immigrant Israelis, this study focuses on children with special needs, from birth to age 6 – a critical stage for identifying special needs and starting treatment.
Loeff, Y., Rivkin, D., & Milshtein, E. (2013). Children of new immigrants with special needs: Barriers to diagnosis and treatment with suggestions for better services. International Journal of Child Health and Human Development, 6(4), 493.
Loeff, Y., & Stokl, D. (2002). Two chronological texts from an armenian manuscript (M451). Le Muséon, 115(1-2), 171-189.