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.

Using virtual consultations in the fight against COVID-19

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30 March 2020

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. 

Three projects that have successfully spread virtual consultations

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30 March 2020

We shine a spotlight on three of our improvement projects that are playing a key role in rolling out video consultations across the UK.

The public health grant has been increased but is still too low

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30 March 2020

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.

New healthy life expectancy figures highlight long-term challenges for the country

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27 March 2020

Health Foundation response to healthy life expectancy statistics

Webinar: Evaluating complex systems approaches to improving health

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20 March 2020

How do we know whether systems approaches to tackling complex public health challenges are effective?

Today's public health grant announcement provides some certainty, but more investment is needed over the longer-term

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17 March 2020

Health Foundation response to public health grant allocations.

Budget rightly focuses on coronavirus but longer term questions remain unanswered

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11 March 2020

The Health Foundation response to Rishi Sunak's March 2020 Budget

The evidence is clear and the solutions are there – what is needed is the will to act

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26 February 2020

Jennifer Dixon looks to the government to develop an explicit strategy to tackle the wider determinants of health and reduce health inequalities.

A voice for future generations in Wales

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26 February 2020

Sophie Howe is Future Generations Commissioner for Wales, overseeing implementation of the Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act. 

Government must take action to level up the health and wellbeing of the population

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25 February 2020

Health Foundation response to the launch of Health Equity in England: The Marmot Review 10 Years On.

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