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The report calls for a radical shift in how the government approaches the health of the population. The Vision for Population Health identifies four ‘pillars’ to improve population health. These are:
- the wider determinants of health, such as poverty, education, housing and transport.
- our health behaviours and lifestyles, including smoking, drinking, diet and exercise.
- the places and communities in which we live, including social relationships and the local environment.
- an integrated health and care system, which looks at how the NHS, social care and population health can work together to improve outcomes.
The King's Fund is an independent charity working to improve health and care in England. We help to shape policy and practice through research and analysis; develop individuals, teams and organisations; promote understanding of the health and social care system; and bring people together to learn, share knowledge and debate. Our vision is that the best possible health and care is available to all.