Some young people experience worse health outcomes than others, which is unfair and can be prevented. Differences in young people’s health are caused by a range of factors, from education to housing. These resources explore young people’s experiences of inequalities and offer interventions to reduce these differences.
Health Inequalities Programme
Shining a light on health inequalities experienced by young people, bringing together existing evidence and data, raising the profile of the issue and providing a channel for advocacy.
Care leavers data report
Themes from available
data and literature on care leavers’ experiences of health inequalities
Care leavers engagement report
Themes from engagement
with a youth panel on care leavers’ experiences of health inequalities
Care leavers’ health inequalities webinar
Watch our webinar looking at care leavers’ experiences of health inequalities.
Ethnicity & health inequalities webinar
Watch our webinar on the role of ethnicity in understanding young people’s health inequalities
Ethnicity & health inequalities engagement report
Themes from engagement with a youth panel on the importance of ethnicity for understanding young people’s experiences of health inequalities
Ethnicity & health inequalities data report
Themes from available data on the importance of ethnicity for understanding young people’s
experiences of health inequalities
Ethnicity & health inequalities briefing report
Summary of work to understand better the connection between young people’s ethnicity and health inequalities
Health inequalities training
Join our training course to learn more about health inequalities, how they are affecting young people and what you can do.
Young People’s Toolkit
Ideas of how young people in the UK can get involved in creating positive changes in their communities. Themes include safety in community places, access to healthy food and physical activities, and equal access to career opportunities and advice.
Resources for schools
Lesson plans, guidance for teachers and resources for key stages 3-5 that sit alongside the young people’s toolkit, to support teachers to help students explore factors that can affect health and wellbeing and when and how young people can seek support.
As part of AYPH’s health inequalities programme we have focused on the health inequalities for different groups of young people. We are very pleased to present the findings from our exploration of...
It is impossible to ignore the links between poverty and health outcomes. That’s why we’ve joined the End Child Poverty Coalition, to make sure that all young people have an equal opportunity to...
In this blog post, Rachael McKeown explores the evidence on the health inequalities experienced by young people from ethnic minority backgrounds. New AYPH reports present the latest available data...
NHS England have released a new version of their ‘Core20PLUS5’ approach for reducing health inequalities. But this time, it is focused on children and young people. In this blog post, AYPH’s Rachael...
Earlier this month Rachael McKeown, AYPH Policy Fellow, attended the International Association for Adolescent Health (IAAH) conference in Athens. In this blog post, she summarises the main topics...
Our youth-led inquiry will look into the effects of climate change on young people’s health. This is the result of nearly two years of work! Since recruiting a group of amazing young people for our...
Addressing health inequalities is a key issue for decision makers and professionals working with young people. But how much is actually understood about young people’s health inequalities and are...
Last week saw the launch of A Fair and Equal Opportunity to Enjoy Good Health: A Young People’s Toolkit. The Association for Young People’s Health led the co-production of the toolkit with young...
Today sees the exciting launch of A Fair and Equal Opportunity to Enjoy Good Health: A Young People’s Toolkit and its supporting animations. Alongside the toolkit are a set of lesson plans for young...
New data published today by AYPH as part of the Health Foundation’s Young people's future health inquiry show the scale and complexity of young people’s health inequalities, and the need for action....