Public health Our work on services to promote wellbeing and protect the nation's health Content Type Viewing: Our work Our work Publications Projects Blog posts Events Multimedia Press releases Share this content Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share on LinkedIn Share on Email Print this page Public health: our position Report Creating healthy places: perspectives from NHS England’s Healthy New Towns programme Creating healthy places: perspectives from NHS England’s Healthy New Towns programme provides personal insights from those involved in the programme, illustrating how powerful a coherent local approach to improving population health can be. Video What is population health? What is a 'population health' approach? And what role do we all play in keeping our communities healthy? Watch our new animation to find out. Report A vision for population health: Towards a healthier future We need to move away from a system just focused on diagnosing and treating illness towards one that is based on promoting wellbeing and preventing ill health. Our report sets out a new vision for population health. Long read What is social prescribing? Social prescribing enables GPs, nurses and other primary care professionals to refer people to a range of local, non-clinical services. But does it work? And how does it fit in with wider health and care policy? Blog The conundrum of children’s and young people’s health: time to address it David Buck looks at the seemingly paradoxical trends in children and young people's health and wellbeing, and argues that it's time for policy-makers to start responding. Blog Doing justice to mental health in STPs Chris Naylor looks at whether mental health is being considered carefully enough in the development of sustainability and transformation plans. The NHS if What if we eradicated obesity? Looking back from 2050 Obesity is now reaching ‘epidemic’ proportions, David Buck imagines a world in which obesity has been eradicated. Blog Unmet need for health and social care: a growing problem? With recent research from Age UK suggesting that 1.2 million older people are not receiving the social care they need, Anna Charles looks at how this issue appears to be slipping under the radar. Article The Autumn Statement: six graphics In a joint briefing, The King's Fund, Nuffield Trust and The Health Foundation analyse the action the government needs to take in its Autumn Statement. Blog Listening to the chorus of concern around social care As we publish a joint statement on health and social care, Richard Humphries considers the rising levels of concern in the social care sector about funding and quality of care. Blog Should local business rates fund local public health? There’s not a simple answer David Buck looks at the complex issue of whether local public health services should be funded through business rates, and proposes a set of conditions that need to be met before this option is pursued. Reading list Public health in England reading list A selected list of references on public health held by The King's Fund library. Evidence and consultation Self-sufficient local government: 100 per cent business rates retention: Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) consultation The King's Fund's response to the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) consultation on self-sufficient local government. Evidence and consultation House of Lords Select Committee: long-term sustainability of the NHS: Evidence submission Evidence submission from The King's Fund to the House of Lords Select Committee on the long-term sustainability of the NHS. Blog Housing and health: ships that pass in the night? David Buck reflects on work carried out with the New NHS Alliance to promote closer working between the health and housing sectors. Commissioned report The economics of housing and health: The role of housing associations The National Housing Federation commissioned The King's Fund and the New NHS Alliance to produce this independent report looking at the economic case for linking housing and health. Blog The childhood obesity plan – brave and bold action? The government's long-awaited childhood obesity plan was published earlier this week. David Buck considers whether it meets expectations. Blog Local government public health budgets: a time for turning? David Buck analyses the latest figures on local government's planned spending on public health, and considers whether the new Prime Minister might take an interest. The NHS if What if antibiotics were to stop working? Antibiotics save millions of lives every year, but antimicrobial resistance threatens the future of medicine as we know it. Article Wellbeing and being well In this article for the British Medical Journal, John Appleby looks at the correlation between health and happiness. Commissioned report Gardens and health: Implications for policy and practice This independent report, commissioned by the National Gardens Scheme, looks at the benefits gardens and gardening can bring to the population's health. Blog Gardens and health: it’s time for health policy to bring gardens in from the cold David Buck discusses the finding of an independent report, commissioned by the National Gardens Scheme, on the potential benefits of gardens and gardening for health. Slideshow Jessica Allen: Narrowing the health and wellbeing gap Jessica Allen discusses how local health bodies can use the Social Value Act to reduce health inequalities through action on the social determinants of health. Got a question? Ask a librarianReading listPublic health in England reading list A selected list of references on public health held by The King's Fund library. TopicHealth inequalities: Our work on health inequalities and access to care for different groups in societyTopicGeneral election 2017: Our work on health and social care issues in the 2017 general election Our work on health and social care issues in the 2017 general election.