Working together to tackle health inequalities
and improve the health of the public

SIPHER is a major investment by the UK Prevention Research Partnership (UKPRP), which brings together scientists across six universities, three government partners at local, regional and national level, and ten practice partner organisations.
SIPHER’s vision is a shift from health policy to healthy public policy. This means all policy sectors working together to tackle health inequalities and improve the health of the public.

The conditions in which we are born, grow, live, work and age are key drivers of health and health inequalities.

The conditions in which we are born, grow, live, work and age are key drivers of health and health inequalities. Preventing ill health related to these “social determinants of health” requires well-coordinated policies across many sectors, such as the economy, welfare, housing, education and employment.

SIPHER will deliver novel evidence of the costs and benefits of the complex, interlinked and long-term consequences of policy decisions. This will help our policy partner organisations identify opportunities for the strategic alignment of policies across relevant sectors and give the confidence to change the way major investment decisions are made.

Policy areas

In its initial 5-year funding period, September 2019 to August 2024, SIPHER will focus on understanding the impact of interventions in four policy areas on health, wellbeing and inequalities:

SIPHER promises to deliver new, much-needed cost-benefit evidence on the complex, interlinked and long-term consequences of policy decisions across sectors.

We are always keen to develop new links with interested research centres, local and national governments, as well as health- and social justice-focused charities and interest groups. We want to ensure our new methods and findings are helpful to everyone who may use them. Please get in touch!

Please contact Consortium Directors
Professor Petra Meier
p.meier@sheffield.ac.uk
Dr Robin Purshouse
r.purshouse@sheffield.ac.uk.