Read our response to the government's green paper on prevention, and find out about our wider work on creating healthy lives.
Our full consultation response
Health Foundation response to the Cabinet Office and Department of Health and Social Care Advancing our health: prevention in...
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This long read explores the government’s proposal to place health as a core measure of government success by creating a natio...
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This long read sets out five challenges that the government needs to address if it is to harness the full potential of data a...
The Health Foundation response to the government’s prevention green paper, Advancing our health: prevention in the 2020s.
Following the publication of the government’s prevention green paper David Finch considers a missed opportunity to improve on...
Changing the conversation: beyond prevention
A healthier population cannot be achieved by focusing solely on the treatment of illness.
The strongest determinants of health are the social, economic, commercial and environmental conditions in which people live. Unless these wider determinants of health are invested in, major improvements in health and reductions in health inequalities will not be possible.
We're working to bring about this change and make the case for a whole-government approach to improving the health of the population.
A briefing that asks: what is the social and economic value of maintaining and improving people's health?
This guide explores how a person’s opportunity for health is influenced by factors outside the health and social care system.
The role of the NHS in prevention
Health care services also have a role to play in improving health through an increased focus on prevention, health inequalities and tackling the social determinants of health.
We are exploring how NHS staff, organisations and health and care systems can have a broader influence on health and wellbeing. We want to identify the key enablers and barriers to a more preventative health care service that reduces health inequalities and partners with others to tackle the social determinants of health.
As part of our work to support improvements in health care, we have been exploring the wider contribution that health care se...
How can NHS organisations act as anchor institutions in their local communities and positively influence the social, economic...
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