Exploring the social determinants of health

Our collection of infographics shows the bigger picture about what makes us healthy

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Creating a healthy population requires greater action on the social determinants of health. Our series of infographics explore the political, social, economic, environmental and cultural factors that shape our opportunities to be healthy.

The NHS as an anchor institution

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21 May 2019

How can NHS organisations act as anchor institutions in their local communities and positively influence the social, economic and environmental conditions in an area to support healthy and prosperous ...

How is work good for our health?

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17 July 2018

By providing good work for all, we can reduce socio-economic inequalities and create a healthier society.

How do our family, friends and community influence our health?

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30 April 2018

Infographic illustrating how our family, friends and community build the foundations for good health.

Transport and health

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28 March 2018

Infographic looking at the links between our health and transport

Poverty and health

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30 January 2018

Infographic looking at how our money and resources can influence our health.

Our food and our health

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19 December 2017

Infographic looking at how our health is influenced by the food we eat.

How does housing influence our health?

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31 October 2017

This infographic illustrates the main ways in which the links between housing and health play out.

How do our education and skills influence our health?

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30 August 2017

Our latest infographic looks at how health is influenced by education and skills, and the foundations they build for us.

How do our surroundings influence our health?

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31 July 2017

Infographic looking at how health is influenced by how places, spaces and buildings make us feel, and the opportunities they provide

What makes us healthy?

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29 June 2017

To understand what shapes our health and wellbeing, we need to look at the bigger picture. This infographic explores some of the social determinants that influence our health.

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