Social and economic inequality manifests in modern Britain in many ways yet it is often in terms of health outcomes that it is most obvious. In a country where some people are born to live a decade longer than others it is essential that we find new ways to support a healthy population and reduce the inequality gap.
Our work seeks to identify how we can do this through new insights, innovations and actions. We are asking a range of core questions in our work programme such as:
- how can approaches to inclusive growth deliver social outcomes and tackle inequality?
- what is the impact of economic insecurity on poor health and the widening inequality gap?
- how can we 'invest to solve' problems like social isolation, mental health and wellbeing?
- how might community-based social models of health more effectively support people living with complex or acute needs?
- what is the role of prevention in reducing inequality?
- what are the new systems that might be more effective in tackling inequality, based on a rebalancing of the structural and funding relationship between state, providers and people?