Young people’s future health inquiry research programme A programme of work aiming to build an understanding of the future health prospects of young people
- A programme that is funding two significant research projects looking into the social determinants of health.
- Aiming to understand if young people have the assets to build a healthy future.
In July 2017, the Association for Young People’s Health and UCL Institute of Child Health were commissioned to undertake research to understand better the assets, opportunities and protective factors that develop as young people approach adulthood, and to assess how various wider determinants of health (including employment, housing, relationships and habits) experienced during the transition to adulthood impact on their future health prospects as they age.
This will be completed by March 2019.
In April 2017, Kantar Public UK, a market research agency, and Livity, a youth engagement specialist, were commissioned to undertake an engagement exercise with young people to better understand their perceptions and experiences of the foundations for a healthy life as they transition into adulthood.
This was completed in December 2017. The findings were published as part of our Listening to our future report.
This project is a quantitative analysis of available data to map the social determinants of health in today’s young people and assess their influence on future health trajectories.