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New NHS Alliance and The King’s Fund co-produce reports to support relationships between housing and health sectors

23rd September 2016

New NHS Alliance, in partnership with The King’s Fund and commissioned by National Housing Federation, have launched a set of three reports that together aim to support a more productive relationship between the housing and health sectors.

Together, the three reports focus on the economic case for housing-led health interventions and are intended for specific audiences:

  • Health professionals’ attitudes to evidence and the influence it has on decision making is intended to help the housing sector to better understand some of the complexities around how the health sector uses evidence to inform decisions.
  • Developing a business case for health – what does good look like? provides some pointers to help housing organisations to make and present a strong business case to their health partners.
  • The economics of housing and health is principally for health professionals – it makes an economic case for a range of ways in which housing organisations support the work of the health sector and impact on the nation’s health.

The reports are co-authored by Merron Simpson, chief executive of New NHS Alliance, David Buck, senior fellow in public health and health inequalities at The King’s Fund, and Shilpa Ross, senior researcher at The King’s Fund.

These documents were launched on Tuesday 20 September at the NHF conference on housing and health in Birmingham.