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?
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?
These nine case studies offer valuable insights into the practicalities of delivering a health in all policies approach in different contexts, sectors and levels of government.
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.
Our new report explores the ways in which NHS organisations act as anchor institutions, and their potential to positively influence the health of local communities, beyond providing clinical care.
This pilot programme aims to help public health leaders broaden their influence and act as local system leaders, influencing a range of factors that impact on people’s health.
Following the publication of the government’s prevention green paper David Finch considers a missed opportunity to improve one of our nation's most important assets.
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