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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Briefing

Reframing the conversation on the social determinants of health

Analysis of public understanding, expert opinion and the media narrative around health, based on research by the FrameWorks I...

Partnership

Health Equity in England: The Marmot Review 10 Years On

The Health Foundation and the Institute of Health Equity are working on an analysis of health inequalities in England and upd...

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What makes us healthy?

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

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Evidence for healthy lives

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

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Health as an asset

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

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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 an understanding of the influences affecting the future health of young people.

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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.

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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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