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.
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 ...
This working paper uses longitudinal datasets to explore how many young people are accumulating the key asset for future health – including a place to call home, secure and rewarding work, and support...
Young people face an impossible choice between either quality housing or good work. Jo Bibby explains the ramifications of this choice, and what needs to be considered when developing housing policy.
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.
Health Foundation @HealthFdn
Last week we launched our final #FutureHealthInquiry report, marking the culmination of two years’ work on the futu… https://t.co/qCHKzFHnPFFollow us on Twitter
Work with us
We look for talented and passionate individuals as everyone at the Health Foundation has an important role to play.View current vacancies
The Q Community
Q is an initiative connecting people with improvement expertise across the UK.Find out more