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.

Fairer foundations: How has the pandemic affected young people’s mental health?

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27 May 2021

This infographic highlights the unequal mental health effects of the pandemic among young people.  

What does the pandemic mean for health and health inequalities?

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18 February 2021

This infographic highlights areas of focus for the COVID-19 impact inquiry and some of the questions that it seeks to answer.   

The same pandemic, unequal impacts

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5 November 2020

This infographic explores how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting some groups in the UK more than others.

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.

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