Public health 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?
Members of our Collaboration for Wellbeing and Health share their thoughts and advice on what we can do now to support those in need in these uncertain times.
Four research projects selected to investigate how the health of a population shapes its social and economic outcomes
Four projects chosen to be part of the £1.2 million Social and Economic Value of Health in a Place programme, which is designed to generate new knowledge about the ways in which the physical and menta...
A research project by a team at the University of Manchester investigating the extent to which the health of an individual is shaped by the average health of the places they identify with.
A research project by a team at University College London exploring the relationship between cognition and place, and subsequently health and wealth.
We spoke to Professor Greenhalgh about the rapid implementation of virtual consultations in response to COVID-19 and what we can learn from the research in this area.
We shine a spotlight on three of our improvement projects that are playing a key role in rolling out video consultations across the UK.
March 2020 chart of the month. The 2020/21 public health grant allocations are a welcome increase, but are not enough to reverse previous cuts entirely.
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