Collection

Health equity

Evidence, resources and guidance from Public Health England and partners to help support national, regional and local areas to reduce health inequalities.

These resources can help local authorities, commissioners and decision makers make plans to reduce inequalities in health.

If you have any queries or comments on the Health Equity collection page, please contact the Health Equity team at health.equity@phe.gov.uk.

Guidance for system wide approaches to reduce health inequalities

Reducing health inequalities requires a system wide approach. These guidance papers show ways of how to support local action, as well as how to adopt a health in all policies approach.

Children and young people

These evidence reviews and briefings provide a focus on children and young people, including topics such as: good quality parenting, building young people’s resilience in schools and reducing the number of young people not in employment or training and improving the home to school transition.

Work, health and inclusive growth

These evidence reviews and briefings focus on work, health and inclusive growth with topics such as: increasing employment opportunities, improving health through workplace interventions, the promotion of good quality work and using the Social Value Act to improve health outcomes.

Healthy places

The healthy places team has a number of resources in their homes for health collection page, which provide plans, advice, and guidance about the relationship between health and the home. There is also guidance on health and green spaces, cold homes and how to use planning principles to improve health and reduce health inequalities.

Community engagement and asset based approaches

This section provides information on using community engagement and asset based approaches to reduce health inequalities. There is also a national conversation on health inequalities collection.

NICE guidelines for Community engagement: improving health and wellbeing and reducing health inequalities

Community-centred approaches to health improvement programme e-learning

Prevention and early treatment

This guidance outlines public health interventions that can improve the health of the population and reduce health and care service demand when applied at sufficient scale and orientated to reducing health inequalities.

Economics and health equity

These resources help local commissioners achieve value for money in their public health programming approach.

Inclusion health

These reports focus on inclusion health groups, which are often the most marginalised groups in England. These papers focus on the issues that affect vulnerable migrants, Gypsies and Travellers, homeless people and sex workers.

  1. Modern slavery and public health

    • Research and analysis

Data and intelligence reports on health inequalities

Epidemiology, surveillance and health profile tools that provide information to support monitoring of local, regional and national outcomes in reducing health inequalities.

The Local Health tool

Health Profiles

Public Health Outcomes Framework

The Segment Tool: segmenting life expectancy gaps by cause of death

Longer lives

Wider determinants of health tool

Marmot indicators for local authorities in England

  1. Health equity in England

    • Guidance
  2. Health profile for England

    • Research and analysis
  3. Spend and outcome tool (SPOT)

    • Research and analysis

Public sector equality duty

  1. PHE equality objectives: 2017 to 2020

    • Corporate report
  2. PHE equality report: 2017

    • Corporate report
  3. PHE equality report: 2016

    • Corporate report
Published 15 January 2018
Last updated 17 April 2018 + show all updates
  1. Added public sector equality duty reports to the collection.
  2. Added "Promoting good quality jobs to reduce health inequalities" to the collection
  3. First published.