Health as an asset

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


We believe good health supports positive social and economic outcomes – both for the individual and for society as a whole. We want government to view health as an investment for the future so it takes more longer-term decisions.

Our latest work


The nation's health as an asset

A briefing that asks: what is the social and economic value of maintaining and improving people's health?


Prioritising the nation’s health as an asset

David Finch explains why we need to start thinking about our nation’s health as an asset requiring investment.

The social and economic value of health

We have made £2m funding available for innovative research that builds evidence for health as an asset for the economy and society, and generates knowledge to understand the impact that an individual's health has on their own social and economic outcomes.

Find out more about the programme and some of its projects below.


The Social and Economic Value of Health

This £2m programme is supporting six research projects in their work to develop understanding of health as an asset for socie...


Building the evidence around the social and economic value of health

We know a lot about the impact of the social and economic determinants on people’s health. However, the relationships are com...

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

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