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Transforming Health: Shifting our health systems from illness treatment and prevention to health creation

July 2017

Alan Chen, Tony May

In spite of recent overall advancements in our society’s health and wellbeing, we are experiencing a crisis of major health disparities driven by growing inequalities. Experts recognize that while the NHS has much to be celebrated, its design is not well suited to addressing these complex issues. The medical model defines health pathogenically, by referencing... Find out more

Young Academy Demo Day 2017

May 2017

Watch reflections from Young Academy ventures, volunteers and supporters on the programme supporting early-stage social enterprises working to improve educational opportunities for disadvantaged young people in England.

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European Policy Brief: Social Innovation in Health and Social Care

May 2017

This policy brief on Social Innovation in Health and Social Care is based on results of the EU-funded project “Social Innovation: Driving Force of Social Change” (SI-DRIVE). Highlights of this policy field are given from results of a quantitative mapping of 154 example, in-depth case studies of 15 social innovation initiatives, and policy workshops with... Find out more

Health and Social Care Policy Field Summary Report

Social innovation in health and social care is strongly determined by social values, culture and societal expectations. Answers to questions such as, who should pay for care? and, who deserves care? differ across contexts and come together to shape health systems as well as social innovations. Reflecting this, barriers to implementing solutions are often embedded... Find out more