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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.

Webinar: Health in early years – how can we improve opportunities to live a healthy life?

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19 October 2021

Join us for this webinar to hear fresh insights – and their implications for policy – from two important new initiatives. Speakers from the ActEarly research consortium and the Maternal and Child Heal...

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Government must ‘seize the moment’ and take a 'whole government’ approach to improving health, says charity

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15 October 2021

Health Foundation statement following the release of the cross-government strategy.

Webinar: Systems science in public health: turning thought into action

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Tuesday 2 November 2021, 12.30-13.30

Join us for the second webinar in this series sharing emerging findings from UKPRP-funded projects and exploring their implications for policy.

A whole-government approach to improving health

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October 2021

Concerted, holistic action needs to be taken to create the conditions that improve health. We set out the action that central government needs to take to act purposefully as a system, rather than as a...

Five tests for levelling up health

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12 October 2021

Expectations around the imminent levelling up white paper are high. But will it truly seize the opportunity to level up health? Here are our five tests to assess the white paper's level of commitment.

Webinar: The future role of public health

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12 October 2021

Join us as we reflect on the experiences of directors of public health during the pandemic and identify opportunities for public health teams to strengthen their role and profile in the future. 

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Health is wealth – investors can no longer afford to ignore it

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8 October 2021

National and local governments have the power to address the root causes of health, and they do, to an extent. But investors and businesses have considerable agency over commercial health determinants...

Why greater investment in the public health grant should be a priority

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5 October 2021

The public health grant has been cut by 24% on a real-terms per capita basis since 2015/16. We explore trends in need for public health services and estimate how much it would cost to restore the publ...

Cuts to public health run counter to levelling up, say leading health organisations

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5 October 2021

New analysis by the Health Foundation reveals that the public health grant has been cut by 24% in real terms per capita since 2015/16, and the Association of Directors of Public Health call for urgent...

The cut to Universal Credit is set to widen health inequalities when the government has promised to ‘level up’ health

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28 September 2021

David Finch, assistant director of Healthy Lives, writes about why the £20 uplift to Universal Credit must be made permanent.

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