A healthier UK population We believe good health supports positive social and economic outcomes – both for the individual and society as a whole.


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We aim to change the conversation to focus on health as an asset, rather than ill health as a burden – and to promote policies and encourage local action that improves opportunities for a healthy life in the UK.

Our healthy lives strategy draws on our experience of making change happen in complex systems.

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Research report

Using economic development to improve health and reduce health inequalities  

September 2020

This report sets out how economic development can be used to improve people’s health and reduce...

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Generation COVID-19

About 13 mins to read

The pandemic has highlighted existing inequalities and new challenges for young people. Our analysis...

Report

Health Equity in England: The Marmot Review 10 Years On

February 2020

A new report by the Institute of Health Equity and commissioned by the Health Foundation that...

Collection

Blog series: COVID-19, health and health inequalities

We round up emerging evidence on the unequal impact of the pandemic and the wider governmental land...

What makes us healthy?

We’re working to change the conversation about what makes us healthy.

Evidence for healthy lives

We want a better evidence base for decision making on what works to improve people’s health.

Health as an asset

We want to change the conversation to focus on health as an asset, rather than ill health as a burden.

Young people's future health inquiry

Our Young people’s future health inquiry is a first-of-its-kind research and engagement project that aims to build the policy, research and place-based agenda to improve the future health of today’s young people.

Mobilising action for healthy lives

Lasting change requires all sectors of society – across government, the voluntary sector, the private sector, media and local communities – to acknowledge the impact of what they do on people’s health, and work with the public to take action.

Business and economic strategies to improve health

We're exploring how business and economic strategies can be used to influence the wider determinants of health.

Useful publications and resources on healthy lives

A collection of our healthy lives work looking at the social determinants of health, public health, and inequalities.

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Work with us

We look for talented and passionate individuals as everyone at the Health Foundation has an important role to play.

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The Q community

Q is an initiative connecting people with improvement expertise across the UK.

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