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

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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.

Event: Thinking differently about health

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15 January 2019

Find out more about our work with the Frameworks Institute to help people think differently about health.

NHS long term plan launch: pragmatic and ambitious, but making it a reality will be tough

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7 January 2019

Health Foundation response to launch of new long term plan for the NHS in England

NHS long term plan announcement: a welcome commitment but trade-offs are inevitable

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6 January 2019

Health Foundation response to Prime Minister’s announcement of NHS long term plan.

We need to reposition health as one of the primary assets of our nation

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21 December 2018

Health Foundation response to the Chief Medical Officer annual report 2018: Health 2040 – Better Health Within Reach.

New reductions to the public health grant will heap more pressure on local authorities

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20 December 2018

Health Foundation response to Public Health Grant funding announcement.

Future health of the next generation at risk due to lack of opportunities in home towns

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5 December 2018

The Health Foundation is warning that the core building blocks for a healthy future - a place to call home, potential for secure and rewarding work, and supportive relationships with their friends, fa...

Webinar: System mapping as a tool for action

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4 December 2018

Interested in complex system mapping, but unsure about how it can help you find solutions to public health challenges in your own work?

Local Government Spending

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November 2018

Our response to the Public Accounts Committee inquiry into Local Government Spending.

Prioritising the nation’s health as an asset

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26 November 2018

David Finch explains why we need to start thinking about our nation’s health as an asset requiring investment.

Watch: System mapping as a tool for action

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26 November 2018

Catch up on our webinar which was broadcast on the 4 December 2018.

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