It is the disadvantaged poor that have been hardest hit by COVID-19 in the UK, as they have all over the world. In this blog we look at how we can address health inequalities and learnings from the first months of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Reducing the burden of disease
Posts relating to PHE Priority 2: Reducing the burden of disease
The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has published its annual drug misuse deaths report, which shows that there were 4,115 deaths last year due to drug poisoning. This blog looks at some of the report's main findings and the actions we're taking to prevent future drug-related deaths.
PHE has launched the Health Equity Assessment Tool (HEAT), designed to support professionals across the public health system and wider health economy systematically address health inequalities and equity in their work programmes, services or business planning cycles. Read this blog to find out more about the tool.
Ten years on from his original report, Michael Marmot and the Institute of Health Equity have published the 'Marmot review 10 years on' report. In this blog we look at some of the work PHE is doing to reduce health inequalities, including the developing priorities set out in our new 5-year strategy for 2020-2025.
This blog outlines several promising areas of work and initiatives led by members of the Cardiovascular Disease System Leadership Forum that have been addressing the national 10-year CVD prevention ambitions since their launch in February 2019.
Whether we live in cities or towns, rural or coastal areas, the communities we live in really matter for our wellbeing. Find out how PHE's suite of resources can help you take forward community-centred approaches to health and wellbeing.
Influencing the food environment to ensure that more and healthier options are available, accessible and affordable can only be accomplished through a collaborative approach. This blog outlines how addressing the food environment is part of a local whole systems approach to obesity.
Place-Based Approaches for Reducing Health Inequalities is a new set of resources that aims to reinforce a common understanding of the complex causes of costs of health inequalities, and provide a practical framework and tools for places to reduce health inequalities. Read this blog to find out more.
PHE has updated the Health Inequalities Dashboard and the Segment Tool to support national and local action to reduce health inequalities. Read this blog to find out more about how to use the tools.
PHE's Health Economics Evidence Resource was produced to help local areas access the evidence they need to make evidence-based investment decisions. It has now been updated with over 100 interventions added and to include evidence from some of the latest health economics sources.