Happiness:
The True Measure of Health

The Health & Happiness Research Foundation aims to accelerate the adoption of happiness measures and frameworks in the design and delivery of better healthcare.

Our activities are founded on the belief that happiness, as a fundamental goal of human progress and a set of increasingly important methodologies, should be a central part of how the healthcare system and healthcare policy makers support people living with long-term conditions.

In the news

4 Feb 2020

The Health and Happiness Research Foundation was featured in this overview of foundations established in 2019 in Denmark. Read the article in Danish, including the interview with Kristian Schrøder Hart-Hansen, Chairman of the Board (requires login).

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15 April 2019

What happens when public imagination is proven to be dramatically misaligned with patient experience? Michael Birkjær, Principal Researcher for the Health & Happiness Research Foundation and Senior Analyst, the Happiness Research Institute, shows how mental health and loneliness get deprioritised in healthcare

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