New analysis: Social care for adults aged 18–64

Social care services are under huge pressure and need immediate support to cope with COVID-19. As society recovers, social care reform will be a priority. Our new analysis, produced before the pandemic, explores the social care needs of younger adults in England and how they differ from those of older people.

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Blogs and long reads

FrameWorks article: Making messages work

The Health Foundation is working with the FrameWorks Institute to design more effective ways of talking about the wider determinants of health. Following phase one of the project, experts from FrameWorks recommended several communications principles to help public health advocates deliver more effective and memorable messages.

Claire Greszczuk explores the research literature underpinning these principles, which could be helpful when considering how to communicate important public health messages now, in the current context of COVID-19, and in the future.

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Find out more about FrameWorks


Catch up now: Evaluating complex systems approaches to improving health

On Friday 20 March we held a remote webinar to share examples of how to evaluate systems approaches to tackling complex public health challenges. In the webinar, which is now available to watch on-demand, you'll also hear about the latest developments in frameworks and guidance for system-level evaluation, and discover how these can be used.

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Virtual workshop series: Learning from rapid improvement and innovation during COVID-19

Q, along with the Health Foundation, are working to support people across the sector to capture, review and learn from the rapid innovations and improvements being driven by the pandemic. We will be holding a series of workshops to help you to identify structured ways to make sense of what is being learnt, with opportunities to connect and learn with others across the UK and Ireland.

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Social and Economic Value of Health project announcements

The Health Foundation has announced funding for four projects as part of its £1.2 million Social and Economic Value of Health in a Place programme. Research teams from UK universities have each been awarded between £250,000 and £350,000, with their projects running for a maximum of two years. The four projects will focus on understanding the relationship between a given population’s health and the health of individuals within that population. 

Read about the new projects

Find out more about the programme

Help us test a new online resource

We are developing a new online resource exploring how the circumstances in which we live have powerful impacts on our health. It will bring together data and analysis on a range of topics including work, housing, transport and surroundings, highlighting what current trends mean for health and health inequalities.

We are running online sessions to allow people to test the resource at an early stage and give us feedback to help us shape the development of it. We particularly want to involve people working in public health or in social and economic policy in the sessions. If you work in one of these areas and want to find out more about taking part, please get in touch at

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