The Health Foundation has funded four projects as part of its £1.2 million Social and Economic Value of Health in a Place programme, which is designed to generate new knowledge about the ways in which the physical and mental health of a population shapes their social and economic outcomes.

Good health is important to us and for our society – a healthy population is one of the nation’s most important assets. Health is valuable in its own right, but through this programme we are exploring how the health of a population might help create thriving economies and communities.

Economic and social factors have complex and dynamic relationships with health. While much is known about the impact of social and economic factors on health outcomes, relatively little is understood about the impact of health on the social and economic outcomes of individuals and populations.

The projects will focus on understanding the relationship between a given population’s health and the health of individuals within that population. They will also focus on establishing the definitions and metrics needed to examine the relationship between the health of a population in a place and the social and economic outcomes of that place.

Research teams from UK universities have each been awarded between £250,000 and £350,000, with their projects running for a maximum of two years.*

The projects are:

Contact at the Health Foundation

Heather Wilson
Programme and Policy Officer
020 7257 8031
Heather.Wilson@health.org.uk

 

*subject to contracts being finalised with the lead organisation of each project.

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