Public health is about supporting people to stay well, helping to improve the health of the population through prevention rather than treatment of disease
Too often when people talk about health, their thoughts jump to issues around health care. But we know that the factors that have the biggest impact on our overall health largely sit outside of health care. Public health can include investment in services such as support to stop smoking, and promotion of healthy eating and improved fitness.
Our recent work and content on this topic is listed below.
A briefing that asks: what is the social and economic value of maintaining and improving people's health?
A scoping exercise of different approaches currently being used to support evidence-informed policy and practice to improve health and wellbeing and tackle inequalities in local government settings.
Health Foundation response to the Health and Social Care Committee report on the First 1000 days of life
The Health Foundation and the Institute of Health Equity are working on an analysis of health inequalities in England and update of the Marmot Review to be published in February 2020, on the 10-year a...
Analysis of public understanding, expert opinion and the media narrative around health, based on research by the FrameWorks Institute, commissioned by the Health Foundation.
Health Foundation selects five projects for new programme on taking action on the social determinants of health
The Health Foundation has selected five projects to take part in its new programme to improve people’s health by taking action on the social determinants of health.
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