The Academy welcomes The Health of People, a new report from the Campaign for Social Sciences.
This new report looks into how the social and behavioural sciences can improve health, and makes recommendations on how to increase their impact in the future, with a number of its recommendations echoing those spelled out by the Academy of Medical Sciences’ report: Improving the health of the public by 2040.
Professor Dame Anne Johnson DBE FMedSci, Chair of the Academy’s report on Improving the health of the public by 2040, welcomed the publication of the Campaign for Social Sciences’ report The Health of People: How the social sciences can improve population health saying:
"This report sets out the vital role that social and behavioural sciences research can play in improving population health and highlights the importance of bringing different disciplines together to address the complex health challenges and opportunities that we face.
"I am delighted that the authors support many of our own recommendations including: establishing a strategic co-ordinating body for health of the public research; maximising the potential of data generated within and outside the health system; and building research capacity in informatics."