Programmes Our programmes test out new ideas for improving the quality of health care and fund research


Our aim is to take the best ideas and encourage uptake throughout the NHS, and publish research findings that will be useful to both policy and practice.

Emotional Support for Young People


 A new programme funding research into young people’s experience of emotional support and how this forms part of the wider determinants of health.

Florence Nightingale Award for Excellence in Healthcare Data Analytics


An annual award that celebrates the work of UK data analysts who have informed improvements in patient care.

Promoting joint analytical problem solving: building on the Welsh Modelling Collaborative


A funding programme that involves six projects that will improve the way knowledge and expertise is exchanged between academia and those who are applying analytics in health care.

Public perceptions of health and social care 


The Health Foundation’s programme of UK-wide public polling delivered in partnership with Ipsos.

Social and Economic Value of Health: Place (2019)

Research project

Our programme exploring the impact of health on the social and economic outcomes of individuals and populations through funding original research.

Long-term Investors in People’s Health


The programme aims to tackle the social, economic and environmental factors vital to ensuring a healthier society.

COVID-19 and the public health system


The King’s Fund, supported by the Health Foundation, is undertaking this project to explore the local response to and recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Test and Learn grant funding for Health Anchors Learning Network (HALN) participants


Test and Learn grant funding is being provided to six NHS anchor institutions who are participants of the Health Anchors Learning Network to make progress on their anchors work, test approaches and ge...

Developing the Long-term Research Agenda


A programme exploring how research can contribute to the UK’s future resilience and preparedness for health shocks in the wake of COVID-19.

Artificial Intelligence and Racial and Ethnic Inequalities

Research project

This partnership supports research to advance AI and data-driven technologies in health in ways that better meet the needs of minority ethnic populations

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