Inequalities Everyone in society should have the opportunity to make healthy choices, live healthy lives and access high quality health and social care services
There are stark differences in health outcomes across the UK – with a gap of almost 19 years in healthy life expectancy between the most and least deprived areas in England. Inequalities in power, money and resources at local and national levels can make people’s daily lives more challenging. In turn, this can make people more vulnerable to poor health.
Our recent work and content on this topic is listed below.
Data, insights and analysis exploring how the circumstances in which we live shape our health
What is the value of a target-driven approach to health inequalities? We explore the possibilities and pitfalls, and seek your input on how the government can ‘level up’ health outcomes.
Our inquiry is exploring the pandemic’s implications for health and health inequalities across the UK. Here’s a round-up of the latest learning published by the inquiry team.
The pandemic has taught us the importance of putting lived experience expertise at the heart of mental health services and support, writes Dr Vanessa Pinfold.
How can the benefits system support the nation’s health? Research into Universal Credit uptake during the pandemic provides some clues.
New analysis by the Health Foundation estimates that over 200,000 more people are at risk of poor mental health this year due to unemployment.