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?
Promotion of cheap tobacco and alcohol runs counter to the government's stated objective of preventing ill health and reducing inequalities
Health Foundation response to the Chancellor’s announcement of return of EU duty-free.
New Health Foundation report shows government is failing to invest in the nation’s health by focusing on short-term spending.
This publication makes the case for an ambitious, whole-government approach to long-term investment in the nation’s health. It includes five big shifts needed to embed a shared goal to improve health ...
A joint grant programme with the Local Government Association for councils to work with partners from their local area to take action to improve health and address health inequalities through tackling...
Increasing use of automation at work is likely to lead to many changes in the job market. What might this mean for the health of the UK population?
The future is complex and uncertain, but not predetermined. In many areas policy decisions taken (or not taken) today will shape health and care in the future, for better or worse.
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