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.

The healthy life expectancy gap

14 December 2018

David Finch, Senior Fellow in Healthy Lives, unpicks the latest ONS data on healthy life expectancy.

ONS data reveals healthy life expectancy improvements stalling

Press release
12 December 2018

Health Foundation response to ONS data on health state life expectancies, UK: 2015 to 2017.

The nation's health as an asset

November 2018

A briefing that asks: what is the social and economic value of maintaining and improving people's health?

How can businesses contribute to people’s health?

Quick guide
November 2018

Read our guide, produced with Blueprint for Better Business, exploring how businesses can have a positive impact on the health of society.

General practice and the multiple conditions challenge

9 November 2018

In this blog, GP Rebecca Fisher explores the challenges in helping patients to manage multiple conditions.

Alarming figures link premature mortality to local deprivation

Press release
24 October 2018

The Health Foundation has responded to a Lancet study showing that rates of premature mortality are two times higher in the most deprived areas of England compared to the most affluent.

Health Equity in England: The Marmot Review 10 Years On

8 October 2018

We're working with the IHE on an analysis of health inequalities in England and update of the Marmot Review to be published in February 2020, on the 10-year anniversary of the Marmot Review.

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