Taking action on the social determinants of health

A grant programme for UK Public Health Network organisations to work with partners from outside of public health to take action on the social determinants

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This programme is closed for applications.

  • This grant programme funds partnership projects between UK Public Health Network organisations and partners from outside of the public health community.
  • The projects demonstrate the potential for improving people’s health by taking action on one or more of the social determinants of health.
  • We aim to share results in 2020, as part of our wider work on health inequalities and the social determinants of health.

To create a healthier UK population, we need to mobilise people and organisations across a wide range of sectors to take action on the social determinants of health.

We’ve launched a new grant programme to fund partnership projects between UK Public Health Network organisations and partners from outside of the public health community. The projects must demonstrate the potential for improving people’s health by taking action on one or more of the social determinants of health.

The projects will work on four key areas of interest:

  • early years and education
  • work and income
  • housing and places
  • communities

Five projects have been awarded £40–60,000 and each will run for 12–18 months. We aim to share learnings from the projects in 2020, as part of our wider work on health inequalities and our role in Health Equity in England: Marmot 10 years on.

Contact at the Health Foundation

Clare Smyth
Programme Officer
020 7257 4662
Clare.Smyth@health.org.uk

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The Community Spirit Level

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This project will involve the development of a ‘Community Spirit Level’; a tool that can be used to measure the factors in a locality that make up community spirit.

Community Assets, Participation and Integration: Taking Action Locally (CAPITAL)

Improvement project

This project will test the impact of an asset-based community development approach on building the social networks of social housing tenants and people seeking sanctuary.

Better Together: Improving the health of older people in Swansea

Improvement project

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Local financial insecurity and debt indicator set

Improvement project

This project will test whether providing a more coherent framework on financial insecurity and debt would help to improve the quality and focus of key services that seek to reduce health inequality.

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