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.

Quantifying health inequalities in England

15 August 2022

Quantifying health inequalities is vital to better focus policies designed to address them. This analysis uses a novel approach to explore the extent of diagnosed health inequalities across different ...

Waiting for NHS hospital care: the role of the independent sector

Data analysis

New analysis explores the role of independent sector health care providers in delivering NHS-funded elective care in England between April 2018 and March 2022.

Let's talk differently about health: why framing matters

Newsletter feature
27 July 2022

 Maria Castellina, Director of Impact at FrameWorks UK, explains why framing an issue differently can be so powerful.  

Party conference schedule 2022

1 August 2022

The Health Foundation will be holding multiple fringe events and partnering with other organisations to have a presence on their panels.

Webinar: How to talk about the building blocks of health – a new toolkit for public health communicators

15 September 2022
Thursday 15 September 2022, 10.00–11.15

In this webinar, we will delve into our new communicators’ toolkit, developed with FrameWorks UK, which supports public health communicators to tell new, powerful stories using tested framing techniqu...


What can the COVID-19 response tell us about public health interventions and inequalities? Three reflections from Newham

25 July 2022

Jason Strelitz, DPH for Newham, shares some important lessons from the experience of managing public health during the pandemic.

What do the public think about taking action to improve health inequalities in Scotland?

19 July 2022

Introducing the Health Foundation’s work with partners to conduct an independent review of health and health inequalities in Scotland.

How the public thinks about health, and why it matters – with Dr Jacqui Dyer and John Hume

8 July 2022

Episode 21. Dr Jacqui Dyer from Black Thrive and John Hume from People’s Health Trust share their insight on public perceptions and community approaches to improving health.

LGA Annual Conference and Exhibition 2022

28 June 2022
From Tuesday 28 June 2022, 8.30–17.30

The Health Foundation will be exhibiting at the LGA Annual Conference and Exhibition 2022 event on 28-30 June 2022.

Webinar: What should the COVID-19 inquiry focus on?

23 March 2022
Thursday 23 June 2022, 10.00–11.15

In this webinar, we looked at the key questions for the inquiry and explore ways in which it could be most impactful.

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