Currently the public health system lacks strategic analytical tools for assessing the absolute and relative value of public health interventions/ investments. There is also a lack of demand-side modelling and no links between epidemiological and economic models, resulting in a lack of public health input into Treasury or Office for Budget Responsibility reports.This briefing focuses on how an OBR for Population Health could help improve fiscal and economic planning to raise investment in public health and wellbeing – of particular importance because non-communicable diseases have been identified as one of the top three macro-economic risks to the global economy.

 

Related resource: Slideset summary of the briefing paper