A healthier UK population

We believe good health supports positive social and economic outcomes – both for the individual and society as a whole


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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Health Equity in England: The Marmot Review 10 Years On

We're working with the IHE on an analysis of health inequalities in England and update of the Marmot Review to be published i...

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Alarming figures link premature mortality to local deprivation

The Health Foundation has responded to a Lancet study showing that rates of premature mortality are two times higher in the m...

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Additional £3.2bn a year needed to reverse impact of government cuts to public health services

The Health Foundation has calculated that an additional £3.2bn a year is required to reverse the impact of government cuts to...

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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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