Health as an asset We want to change the conversation to focus on health as an asset, rather than ill health as a burden


We believe good health supports positive social and economic outcomes – both for the individual and for society as a whole. We want government to view health as an investment for the future so it takes more longer-term decisions.

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The nation's health as an asset

November 2018

A briefing that asks: what is the social and economic value of maintaining and improving people's...

Thought paper

The local health environment

December 2018
Thought paper

The CMO’s annual report 2019 considers what the state of the public’s health in England in 2040...

The social and economic value of health

We have made £2m funding available for innovative research that builds evidence for health as an asset for the economy and society, and generates knowledge to understand the impact that an individual's health has on their own social and economic outcomes.

Find out more about the programme and some of its projects below.


The Social and Economic Value of Health


Our programme exploring the impact of health on the social and economic outcomes of individuals and...


Building the evidence around the social and economic value of health

30 April 2018

We know a lot about the impact of the social and economic determinants on people’s health. However,...

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