A healthier UK population We believe good health supports positive social and economic outcomes – both for the individual and society as a whole


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We aim to change the conversation to focus on health as an asset, rather than ill health as a burden – and to promote policies and encourage local action that improves opportunities for a healthy life in the UK.

Our healthy lives strategy draws on our experience of making change happen in complex systems.

Latest reports and long reads

Report

A healthy foundation for the future

The final report from the Young people's future health inquiry, bringing together all of the inquiry's learnings and introduc...

Analysis

Creating healthy lives

This publication makes the case for an ambitious, whole-government approach to long-term investment in the nation’s health. I...

Long read

A health index for England: opportunities and challenges

About 15 mins to read

This long read explores the government’s proposal to place health as a core measure of government success by creating a natio...

Long read

Harnessing data and technology for public health: five challenges

About 14 mins to read

This long read sets out five challenges that the government needs to address if it is to harness the full potential of data a...

What makes us healthy?

We’re working to change the conversation about what makes us healthy.

Evidence for healthy lives

We want a better evidence base for decision making on what works to improve people’s health.

Health as an asset

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

Young people's future health inquiry

Our Young people’s future health inquiry is a first-of-its-kind research and engagement project that aims to build an understanding of the influences affecting the future health of young people.

Mobilising action for healthy lives

Lasting change requires all sectors of society – across government, the voluntary sector, the private sector, media and local communities – to acknowledge the impact of what they do on people’s health, and work with the public to take action.

Business and economic strategies to improve health

We're exploring how business and economic strategies can be used to influence the wider determinants of health.

Useful publications and resources on healthy lives

A collection of our healthy lives work looking at the social determinants of health, public health, and inequalities.

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