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About the UK Health Forum

Research strategy: Healthy Places through policy research and evidence based modelling and information

This document outlines the research strategy for the UK Health Forum 2017 – 2020.

The vision for the research strategy is to generate knowledge that creates substantial  impact. We are committed to being innovative in producing and sharing information and knowledge that supports advocacy for changes in policy, investment and practice.

Our vision

Our vision is of a society where public policy and effective regulation supports the social, economic and environmental conditions in which everyone has equal access to good health and the opportunity to enjoy a life free from disability or  preventable death caused by non-communicable diseases.

Our mission

Our mission is to operate as a centre of expertise, working with and through our members to contribute to the prevention of the avoidable non-communicable diseases - coronary heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, obesity, cancer, respiratory diseases and vascular dementia.

Our latest impact report with the intention of showing members, partners and funders how we make a difference to the prevention policy agenda by highlighting some of our achievements and significant contributions over the last 18 months.

Prevention: the foundation for a healthy and sustainable future

Impact Report 2016-17 No. 04

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The UKHF has a long and distinguished track record in evidence-based and consensual policy development and advocacy.

Combining in-house expertise with the specialist perspectives of its members, the UKHF is uniquely placed to contribute to the public health policy agenda, nationally and globally.

Find out more about what we are working on in policy, micro-simulation modelling and research & information services.

Also see:   Job Vacancies and Prevention first 

Our history

On 5th April 2013, the National Heart Forum became the UK Health Forum. Our new name reflects the wider focus of our work today, both within the UK and internationally, across the range of preventable non-communicable diseases that share common risk factors and determinants.

The organisation was established in 1984 following the recommendation of a group of 80 scientists, medical practitioners and lay representatives for the establishment of an "active authoritative body at the national level to speak out for policies directed at the prevention of coronary heart disease" and to maximise the contributions of not-for-profit sector organisations.

Our Governance

We are governed by a group of trustees who volunteer their time to help direct our work.  Fiind out more.

Interim Chief Executive Officer - Alison Giles

Corporate services - (Staff profiles)
Eleni Patel - Accountant
Dan French - Administrative Coordinator

Policy - (Staff profiles)
Jane Landon - Deputy Chief Executive Officer

Modi Mwatsama - Director: Policy & Global Health 
Hannah Graff - Assistant Director: Policy & Global Health
Chris Brookes - Director: Global Business Development

Modelling and Simulations - (Staff profiles)
Laura Webber - Director: Public Health Modelling
Abbygail Jaccard - Deputy Director: Public Health Modelling and Technical Lead
Lise Retat - Mathematical Modeller
John Murray - Software Engineer
Michael Xu - Software Engineer
Laura Pimpin - Data Analyst
Vandyck Adomako-Mensah - Data Analyst
Benshuai Xu - Mathematical Modeller
Emily Corbould - Data Analyst

NCD Research & Information Services - (Staff profiles)
Helena Korjonen - Director: NCD Research & Information Services
Asha Keswani - Senior Information Officer