Work and worklessness are key determinants of health and health inequalities. The majority of adults spend a significant proportion of their time in a work place, therefore the workplace provides a unique opportunity to protect and improve health, including for those who do not routinely access health care settings.
This work will support capacity and capability to identify the impact of these issues on population health and health inequalities and potential action and possible savings cost benefits. It will also increase their inclusion in health and wellbeing strategies and commissioning.
This project will support addressing NHS and PHOF outcomes around reducing mortality, sickness absence and a number of people with long term conditions / mental health issues in work.
Finally, this project addresses PHE healthy people, healthy places, enabling the system to thrive.