Reference sites

Below are a few website we recommend for further reference and information support:


Action on the social determinants of health (SDH) is an emerging and exciting area of public health. WHO has created Action:SDH, an electronic Discussion Platform, which aims to stimulate debate and share experiences of improving health equity through addressing the social determinants of health. WHO is engaged with a range of other organizations and networks around the world that are also committed to this agenda.

All-party parliamentary group on wellbeing economics

The All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Wellbeing Economics is an officially recognised cross-party group of MPs and Lords in the UK Parliament.

Formed in March 2009, it exists to:
– Provide a forum for discussion of wellbeing issues and public policy in Parliament;
– Promote enhancement of wellbeing as an important government goal;
– Encourage the adoption of wellbeing indicators as complimentary measures of progress to GDP;
– Promote policies designed to enhance wellbeing.

Department of Health

The Department of Health (DH) helps people to live better for longer. We lead, shape and fund health and care in England, making sure people have the support, care and treatment they need, with the compassion, respect and dignity they deserve.


Healthwatch England is the national consumer champion in health and care. We have significant statutory powers to ensure the voice of the consumer is strengthened and heard by those who commission, deliver and regulate health and care services.

International Journal of Wellbeing

The International Journal of Wellbeing was launched on 31st January 2011 in order to promote interdisciplinary research on wellbeing. The editorial team are dedicated to open access for academic research, and to making the journal’s content permanently free for all readers and authors.

New Economics Foundation

NEF is the UK’s leading think tank promoting social, economic and environmental justice. Our aim is to transform the economy so that it works for people and the planet.


NHS Choices

NHS Choices was launched in 2007 and is the official website of the National Health Service in England. With over 48 million visitors per month, we have become the UK’s biggest health website accounting for a quarter of all health-related web traffic. We strive to be a world-leading, multi-channel service for everyone engaging with the NHS and social care.


The Young Foundation

We believe inequality undermines the economy and corrodes our wellbeing, leaving its mark on communities, relationships, aspirations and self-worth. The Young Foundation is working to create a more equal and just society, where each individual can be fulfilled in their own terms. We work with the public and private sectors and civil society to empower people to lead happier and more meaningful lives. We believe little about the future of society is inevitable. Bound by our shared humanity, we believe we collectively have the power to shape the societies and communities we want to live in.

UCL Institute of Health Equality

The Institute was launched in November 2011, to build on previous work to tackle inequalities in health led by Professor Sir Michael Marmot and his team, including the ‘Commission on Social Determinants of Health’ and ‘Fair Society Healthy Lives’ (The Marmot Review). Current work includes a review of Social Determinants of Health and the Health Divide for the WHO European Region.


The Centre for Health and the Public Interest

The Centre for Health and the Public Interest (CHPI) is a dynamic health and social care policy think-tank, which aims to promote evidence-based health policy in keeping with the founding principles of the NHS.

The primary focus of the Centre is to ensure that the public interest is given paramount importance in the development and discussion of health and social care policy.

The Centre’s work falls into two parts. First, it scrutinizes the prevailing orthodoxy within policy making about the benefits of choice, competition and markets and second, it explores alternative solutions to the challenges of providing universal high quality health and social care.  These solutions are based on the following principles:

  • promoting greater democratic determination and accountability in the organisation and delivery of health and social care
  • emphasizing the importance of probity, integrity and transparency in health policy making
  • providing a new focus on the social determinants of health and well being

The Centre has an approach which is UK wide and aims to learn from developments within and across the 4 countries of the UK.

The European Public Health Association

The European Public Health Association, or EUPHA in short, is an umbrella organisation for public health associations and institutes in Europe. EUPHA was founded in 1992 by 15 members (12 countries). EUPHA now has 71 members from 41 countries:

  • 39 national associations of public health
  • 20 institutional members
  • 10 European NGOs
  • 4 individual members
  • 1 global member

EUPHA is an international, multidisciplinary, scientific organisation, bringing together around 14’000 public health experts for professional exchange and collaboration throughout Europe. We encourage a multidisciplinary approach to public health.

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