Health and charities
Health charities and their funders make a vast contribution to the public’s wellness—from providing expert healthcare to conducting cutting-edge research. The public support for NHS charities during coronavirus, notably via the efforts of Captain Tom, raised awareness of health charities like never before.
At the same time, the wider charity sector’s work on social issues helps to tackle the causes of ill-health, such as by improving housing and alleviating loneliness isolation. This was a key argument of the Marmot review.
Through research, collaboration and convening, we’re helping this contribution become recognised and harnessed. We’re supporting health charities with shared measurement, advocating for a health data lab, and researching the role of non-health charities in improving health outcomes. Contact us to get involved in these projects.
Featured resources on health
Learning together as a sector
NPC has worked with Imperial HealthCharity to analyse the potential for shared measurement among NHS charities.
Tapping the potential
An approach to building meaningful collaboration between the voluntary sector and public bodies.
Keeping us well: How non-health charities address the social determinants of health
This report aims to support non-health charities to better understand and use the evidence about the social factors that impact on people’s health and well-being: from housing to relationships, good food to good work.
Hillside Clubhouse: navigating the cost-of-living crisis
In this guest blog Catherine Pymar, Executive Director of Hillside Clubhouse, shares how her charity is navigating the cost-of-living crisis.
Involving the social sector in social prescribing
There is a world in which not every person going to their doctor exits the surgery with medicines.
Approaching public health in partnership with the voluntary sector
As the Health and Care Bill passes into law there are genuine opportunities to share knowledge and expertise.
Talk to us
Got a question, comment, or want to work with us on health? Get in touch with Sally Bagwell NPC’s Health Lead.Get in touch