Inequalities Everyone in society should have the opportunity to make healthy choices, live healthy lives and access high quality health and social care services


There are stark differences in health outcomes across the UK – with a gap of almost 19 years in healthy life expectancy between the most and least deprived areas in England. Inequalities in power, money and resources at local and national levels can make people’s daily lives more challenging. In turn, this can make people more vulnerable to poor health.

Our recent work and content on this topic is listed below.

Networked Data Lab: using linked data to tackle health and care challenges

Newsletter feature
17 December 2021

Kathryn Marszalek from the Health Foundation and Dr Jessica Butler from the University of Aberdeen on the Networked Data Lab.

Webinar: Making healthy decisions on urban development and planning

Monday 13 December 2021, 12.30-13.30

The fourth and final webinar in this series shared emerging findings from UKPRP-funded projects and explored their implications for policy.

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Health Foundation highlights need for a credible and realistic strategy to bring NHS waiting lists down

Press release
9 December 2021

Our response to the publication of NHS England and Improvement's monthly performance statistics. 

ITT: Brand identity for the Collaboration for Wellbeing and Health

Invitation to tender
3 December 2021

We're seeking an agency partner to help develop the brand identity for the Collaboration for Wellbeing and Health. Deliverables include renaming the initiative, brand assets, templates, standards for ...

NAO delivers cold dose of reality for government’s NHS recovery plan

Press release
1 December 2021

Health Foundation response to the NAO's report on the NHS backlog.

Which is most important for good mental health: paid work, avoiding poverty or money itself?

17 November 2021

Researchers from the University of Glasgow use longitudinal data to study the relationship between changes in employment, income, poverty and mental health.

COVID-19 and the prison population

Working paper
November 2021

Produced as part of the Health Foundation's COVID-19 impact inquiry, this paper explores how the pandemic was experienced in prisons during its first year.

An anchor approach to sustainability

10 November 2021

Drawing on findings from the Health Anchors Learning Network, Jenna Collins explores how the NHS can help combat climate change through its role as an anchor institution.

A healthy economy needs healthy people

9 November 2021

Andrew Goddard, president of the RCP, sets out the importance of cross-government working to put people and health before profit.

Introducing Economies for Healthier Lives

3 November 2021

How will our four projects, led by partners in Glasgow, Havant, Leeds and Liverpool, deliver place-based improvements to the economy and local people’s health?

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