To understand what makes us healthy, we need to look at the bigger picture.

Watch our animation about the wider factors that shape our opportunities to live healthy lives – from the work we do to the places where we live.

Our infographic series explores how different social determinants influence our health, with supporting blogs and interviews to capture both expert insights and the lived experience of people. 

The themes are:

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Quick guide

What makes us healthy?

March 2018

This guide explores how a person’s opportunity for health is influenced by factors outside the...

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Infographics

Browse the latest infographics from the Health Foundation.

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Thinking differently about health

Our health is shaped by a wide range of factors, from the jobs we do to the places where we live....

Blog

Keeping us healthy is not all about the NHS

28 February 2019

Tackling the issue facing millions across the UK of spending years in ill health will only happen...

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Four research projects selected to investigate how the health of a population shapes its social and economic outcomes

Four projects chosen to be part of the £1.2 million Social and Economic Value of Health in a Place...

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The health of places and the health and outcomes of individuals in those places

A research project by a team at the University of Manchester investigating the extent to which the...

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