Accessibility statement

Public health and the wider social determinants of health

We address important public health questions and most of our systematic reviews are commissioned to inform practice or policy decisions.

We evaluate interventions aimed at individual level behaviour change as well as interventions that address the structural and social determinants of health that operate at the community, policy or systems level. These interventions are delivered outside of the healthcare system and focus for example on housing, transport, education and social welfare.

Much of our work is carried out collaboratively as part of the DH Policy Research Programme (PRP) funded Public Health Research Consortium ( or the DH PRP funded Policy Reviews Facility (