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Health Equity in England: The Marmot Review 10 Years On

The Health Foundation commissioned the Institute of Health Equity to examine progress in addressing health inequalities in England, 10 years on from the landmark Marmot Review.

The Marmot Review 10 Years On highlights stalling improvements to life expectancy and widening health inequalities between wealthy and deprived areas, and the north and south of England. 

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Long reads

What the quality of work means for our health

This long read presents new analysis exploring the impact that the quality of work has on health. It highlights that one in three UK employees report having a low-quality job, and that people in low-quality jobs are twice as likely to report their health is not good.

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Improving health by tackling market failure

This long read explores what market failure is, its relevance for health, and how the government might intervene to improve the population’s health. It examines two examples: the success of reducing smoking and how a market failure approach might be used to tackle obesity.

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£2.1m funding available for new programme

The Health Foundation has launched a new £2.1m programme, Common Ambition, for partnerships developing collaborative communities where people, families, health care professionals and researchers work together to improve health care. 

We are inviting partnerships between the voluntary and community sector and the NHS to apply for our programme and are offering funding of £300,000 to £500,000 for two to three years. 

The Common Ambition programme is now open for expressions of interest on 18 February and closes on 20 March 2020.  

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We like phones more than people: what are smartphones doing to the health of young people, and how should we respond?

Smartphones have become fundamental parts of our lives. At the same time, increasing rates of mental ill health and other behaviours among young people have fuelled much debate on the widespread impact of digital devices. On the 16th we will be hosting an event to explore these profound issues and how we should best respond.

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Webinar: Evaluating complex systems approaches to improving health

Join us for our webinar on 20 March 2020 where we’ll share practical examples of how to evaluate systems approaches to tackling complex public health challenges. You'll also hear about the latest developments in frameworks and guidance for system-level evaluation, and discover how these can be used.

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Job opportunity: Editor(s) in Chief BMJ Quality & Safety 

The Health Foundation and BMJ seek to appoint a new Editor in Chief to lead this successful journal in the next stage of its development. The closing date for applications is 15 March 2020. Applications (or requests for further information) should be sent to: Ms Jennifer Thomas, Publishing Executive, jthomas@bmj.com. The current Editors are happy to talk to prospective candidates about the role.

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