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Change can be achieved by recognising that wellbeing and health need to be an outcome for all future policies implemented in the UK. National and local government must adopt policies that focus on the long-term prevention of ill health.

Health Foundation selects five projects for new programme on taking action on the social determinants of health

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6 February 2019

The Health Foundation has selected five projects to take part in its new programme to improve people’s health by taking action on the social determinants of health.

Creating ACE-informed places: promoting a whole-system approach to tackling adverse childhood experiences in local communities

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This project is aiming to improve how effectively public services in England prevent and mitigate the negative impact of adverse childhood experiences.

The Community Spirit Level

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This project will involve the development of a ‘Community Spirit Level’; a tool that can be used to measure the factors in a locality that make up community spirit.

Community Assets, Participation and Integration: Taking Action Locally (CAPITAL)

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Opens Apr 2019

This project will test the impact of an asset-based community development approach on building the social networks of social housing tenants and people seeking sanctuary.

Better Together: Improving the health of older people in Swansea

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This project will involve working with communities to co-design and deliver a small-scale test and learn project to evaluate the impact of weekly community-based group meetings on the health of partic...

Local financial insecurity and debt indicator set

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This project will test whether providing a more coherent framework on financial insecurity and debt would help to improve the quality and focus of key services that seek to reduce health inequality.

Investment is critical if we want to have a society that flourishes both socially and economically

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23 January 2019

The Health Foundation has responded to the National Audit Office report on pressures on children's social care 

Event: Thinking differently about health

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15 January 2019

Find out more about our work with the Frameworks Institute to help people think differently about health.

We need to reposition health as one of the primary assets of our nation

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21 December 2018

Health Foundation response to the Chief Medical Officer annual report 2018: Health 2040 – Better Health Within Reach.

New reductions to the public health grant will heap more pressure on local authorities

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20 December 2018

Health Foundation response to Public Health Grant funding announcement.

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