All Our Health: about the programme

Updated 22 March 2024


The All Our Health programme is a collection of educational resources on critical public health topics for people who work in the health and care sector and the extended public health workforce, including those working in emergency services, local government, integrated care systems and voluntary and community services. 

All Our Health builds on previous publications on personalised care and population health by widening the scope beyond specified health and care professions and taking account of emerging system-wide priorities and the wider determinants of health.

The programme aims to support people who work in the health and care sector and the extended public health workforce to improve their knowledge, confidence and action in preventing illness, protecting health, promoting wellbeing and reducing health inequalities by:

  • encouraging a life course approach and supporting change at individual, community and population level
  • presenting key evidence and data to stimulate action
  • signposting to other trusted sources of information
  • building leadership and capacity across the workforce

All Our Health complements the Making Every Contact Count (MECC) approach to improving health and wellbeing. It provides a broader view of public health that goes beyond individual level interventions.

Development of the programme

All Our Health is based on insights and research on the key barriers to adopting a public health focus for the workforce. The programme is designed to support learners with limited time for learning and development by providing brief, trusted, easy-to-access information in a simple format.  

The educational resources are topic-specific and have been developed by national experts, with input from stakeholder groups and other interested parties across the public health system.

How to access the resources

There are currently over 30 All Our Health educational resources available on GOV.UK, which can be accessed through the All Our Health: personalised care and population health collection page. The resources cover a wide range of public health topics, and new topics continue to be added to the collection intermittently.

Most of the topics are also available as interactive e-learning modules. This development is a collaboration between the Office for Health Improvement and Disparities (OHID) and NHS England’s Technology Enhanced Learning.

Format of the resources

Each resource answers the following questions:

  • what is the issue?
  • what can I do to help?
  • where can I find more information?

Putting All Our Health into practice

Whatever your role, the All Our Health educational resources consider the various actions you can take to improve public health outcomes and reduce health inequalities.

For example, frontline staff can achieve this by:

  • carrying out proactive work to prevent illness or protect health, and measuring impact subsequently
  • working with individuals, families and communities to equip them to make informed choices and manage their own health
  • making every contact count (for guidance, see these MECC practical resources)

If you have a strategic or management role you could:

  • assess and respond to local population needs and the wider factors affecting health and people’s ability to make healthy life choices
  • contribute to the commissioning and development of integrated services for local populations, including sustainability and transformation plans
  • take a life course approach to addressing prevention and care, supporting resilience and independence

Improving the public’s health is everyone’s business and cannot be delivered by any one institution, sector or specialist - we all have a role to play. The Care Act 2014 and the NHS Long Term Plan identify increased action on preventative approaches and those which promote independence and wellbeing and reduce health inequalities.

The NHS Long Term Workforce Plan makes a commitment to ensure that the workforce has the right skills and knowledge to shift care towards prevention and early intervention and reducing health inequalities. The All Our Health programme is identified as a key resource to support delivery of this workforce ambition.