The new chancellor should prioritise addressing health inequalities

The forthcoming autumn budget represents an opportunity to firmly establish the importance of good population health for the UK economy.

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Levelling Up: A serious attempt to reduce regional inequalities in health?

Are the policy initiatives in the White Paper likely to make an impact on the deeply unfair inequalities in health outcomes that blight life in the UK?

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Collapsing multidimensional wellbeing into equivalent income

We want public policies to improve people’s wellbeing and reduce inequalities in wellbeing. But how do we measure “wellbeing”?

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Using online methods to find out what the public think about wellbeing

SIPHER’s Workstrand 6 (WS6) is all about understanding how members of the public value different policy outcomes.

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What is an inclusive economy – and how do you know if you’ve got one?

Ever since the concept of inclusive growth (or more commonly now, inclusive economy) started to gain traction in the UK, policy makers and analysts have been grappling with challenges of measurement.

Embedding researchers to help reduce health inequalities

By Mary Gogarty Mary Gogarty writes about her experience working as an Embedded Researcher for SIPHER in the Greater Manchester Combined Authority. This blog post (first published on the Social […]

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Is the problem inequality, however we label it?

By Ally Brown A few months ago in The Guardian, Aditya Chakraborrty argued that the common feature of food poverty, fuel poverty, period poverty and child poverty is just poverty, […]

Cascading effects in participatory systems mapping

By Mohammad Hassannezhad and Daniel Chedgzoy Cascading effects arise when an initiating cause in one part of the system has knock-on effects on other parts, due to interdependencies between them. […]

Does COVID-19 mean we should stop worrying about chronic diseases?

By Colin Angus The World Health Organization recently published their Global Health Estimates for 2019 with a news story that led on the fact that 7 of the top 10 […]

Why ‘Football Manager’ is a Complex Systems Model

By Ally Brown Before I discovered being a teenager, I played with a complex systems model every evening for hours on end, for weeks, for months. I wasn’t doing homework, […]