Inequalities Everyone in society should have the opportunity to make healthy choices, live healthy lives and access high quality health and social care services

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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.

Mortality and life expectancy trends in the UK

Analysis
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November 2019

Since 2011 improvements in life expectancy in the UK have stalled, and for certain groups of the population, gone into reverse. This analysis explores what has happened, who is affected and what is dr...

ITT: Strategic communications support for the Collaboration for Wellbeing and Health

Invitation to tender
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12 November 2019
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This invitation to tender is open for application until 23.59 on Monday 2 December 2019. 

We need to be realistic – training new GPs takes time, services are already under immense strain and face rising demand

Press release
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9 November 2019

Health Foundation response to the Conservative party’s pledge to improve primary care access.

Advancing our health: prevention in the 2020s

Consultation response
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October 2019

Health Foundation response to the Cabinet Office and Department of Health and Social Care Advancing our health: prevention in the 2020s consultation.

Government needs to address root causes of obesity

Press release
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10 October 2019

Our response to the Chief Medical Officer’s report on childhood obesity

ITT: Evidence review and deliberative workshops on green space, blue space and other public space

Invitation to tender
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17 September 2019
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This invitation to tender is open for application until 13:00 on Tuesday 19 November 2019.

ITT: Exploring public attitudes and experiences of health inequalities

Invitation to tender
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17 September 2019

This invitation to tender is open for application until midday 17 October 2019.

More strategic, long-term investment needed across government for a healthy and prosperous nation

Press release
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10 September 2019

New Health Foundation report shows government is failing to invest in the nation’s health by focusing on short-term spending.

Creating healthy lives

Analysis
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September 2019

This publication makes the case for an ambitious, whole-government approach to long-term investment in the nation’s health. It includes five big shifts needed to embed a shared goal to improve health ...

Shaping places for healthier lives

Programme
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Opens Nov 2019

A joint grant programme with the Local Government Association for councils to work with partners from their local area to take action to improve health and address health inequalities through tackling...

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