Social determinants of health The social (or wider) determinants of health refer to the social, cultural, political, economic, commercial and environmental factors that shape the conditions in which people are born, grow, live, work and age
Some key social determinants of health are: our education and employment opportunities; our housing; our social networks; and where we live and the extent it facilitates exercise, a good diet and social connection. The Health Foundation’s programme of work on healthy lives complements our portfolio of work to improve health care delivery, and draws on our experience of making change happen in complex systems.
Our recent work and content on this topic is listed below.
A comprehensive review of the factors that affected the UK’s devastating COVID-19 death toll.
Are businesses and investors really serious about improving our health? – with Catherine Howarth and John Godfrey
Episode 16. We often focus on government as the main agent to get things done – particularly when it comes to public health. But what about the role of business and investors in improving health?
Latest data shows that a child born in the UK today will die nearly 5 years earlier than previously predicted
Health Foundation response to the latest Office for National Statistics data on UK life expectancy.
The fourth and final webinar in this series shared emerging findings from UKPRP-funded projects and explored their implications for policy.
We're seeking an agency partner to help develop the brand identity for the Collaboration for Wellbeing and Health. Deliverables include renaming the initiative, brand assets, templates, standards for ...
Catch up with the third webinar in this series sharing emerging findings from UKPRP-funded projects and exploring their implications for policy. Speakers from the SPECTRUM consortium shared new eviden...
How will our four projects, led by partners in Glasgow, Havant, Leeds and Liverpool, deliver place-based improvements to the economy and local people’s health?
Join us for the second webinar in this series sharing emerging findings from UKPRP-funded projects and exploring their implications for policy.
Four partnerships chosen to be part of the Health Foundation’s programme to reduce local health inequalities through economic development
The Health Foundation has selected four partnerships from across the UK to take part in its new £2.1m programme to support local action on initiatives that can boost local economies and improve health...
Anita Mehay and Cara Leavey share their thoughts about the socioeconomic inequalities that can disproportionately affect families from minority ethnic backgrounds, and the recent government announceme...