Reframing the conversation on the social determinants of health


This report from the UK think tank The Health Foundation analyses public understanding around health.

This briefing presents the main findings from research commissioned by the Health Foundation and carried out by the FrameWorks Institute, analysing public understanding, expert opinion and media narrative around health. It also presents findings from questions sponsored by the Health Foundation in the 2017 British Social Attitudes survey. 

Four key challenges are identified that communicators must tackle to achieve wider public acceptance of the evidence on the social determinants of health.

The briefing concludes by reiterating that by building wider understanding of the social determinants beyond those working in the field, we can build support for the policies and programmes needed to reduce health inequalities and improve health.

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