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.

Emerging evidence on health inequalities and COVID-19: June 2020

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3 July 2020

The global pandemic is bringing health inequalities into sharp focus. Louise Marshall gives our second round up of the emerging evidence on COVID-19 and inequalities for June 2020.

Inquiry into COVID-19, health and health inequalities in the UK

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30 June 2020

This UK-wide inquiry will consider the relationship between the pandemic and people's health and health inequalities

How are changes to employment and finances impacting mental health during lockdown?

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26 June 2020

We explore how changes in people’s employment and financial circumstances affected their mental health during the early part of the UK's lockdown.

Urgent steps need to be taken to avoid future COVID-19 deaths

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26 June 2020

Health Foundation response to ONS data on COVID-19 related deaths by occupation.

Emerging evidence on COVID-19’s impact on mental health and health inequalities

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18 June 2020

We explore the impact of the pandemic on mental health and how some groups are affected more than others.

Discrimination is a key factor behind the disproportionate impact of COVID-19

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16 June 2020

Health Foundation response to Public Health England report on the impact of COVID-19 on black and minority ethnic groups.

Losing work at an early career stage can have damaging ramifications for lifetime incomes and long-term health

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16 June 2020

Health Foundation response to ONS UK labour market data.

The pandemic is having an unequal impact on our already unequal society

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12 June 2020

Health Foundation response to ONS data on deaths involving COVID-19 by local area and socioeconomic deprivation.

Cancelled NHS treatment may be storing up greater health problems for the future

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8 June 2020

Health Foundation response to Understanding Society data on the reduction in treatment for people with long-term conditions.

Emerging evidence on health inequalities and COVID-19: May 2020

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5 June 2020

The global pandemic is bringing health inequalities into sharp focus. Louise Marshall gives our first round up of the emerging evidence on COVID-19 and inequalities for May 2020.

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