Mobilising action for healthy lives

How we’re working with others to overcome society's big health challenges

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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.

Analysis

Creating healthy lives

This publication makes the case for an ambitious, whole-government approach to long-term investment in the nation’s health. I...

Better policy for healthy lives

Long read

A health index for England: opportunities and challenges

About 15 mins to read

This long read explores the government’s proposal to place health as a core measure of government success by creating a natio...

Long read

Harnessing data and technology for public health: five challenges

About 14 mins to read

This long read sets out five challenges that the government needs to address if it is to harness the full potential of data a...

Briefing

Taking our health for granted

This briefing paper assesses the extent of cuts to the public health grant since 2014/15 and projects the amount required per...

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...

Thought paper

The local health environment

The CMO’s annual report 2019 considers what the state of the public’s health in England in 2040 could look like. The Health F...

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Better policy for healthy lives

Find out more about our work to promote policies that support everyone’s opportunities for a healthy life.

Building leadership and partnerships for healthy lives

Research project

Influencing the wider determinants of health

This pilot programme aims to help public health leaders broaden their influence and act as local system leaders, influencing ...

Programme

Taking action on the social determinants of health

A grant programme for UK Public Health Network organisations to work with partners from outside of public health to take acti...

Business and economic strategies

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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.

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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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