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Table 2 The domains of the Public Health Outcomes Framework for England, 2013-2016

From: Mapping public health research across the National Institute for Health Research 2006–2013

  Domain 1 Domain 2 Domain 3 Domain 4
Definition of the domain Improving the wider determinants of health Health improvement Health protection Healthcare public health and preventing premature mortality
Objective of the domain Improvements against wider factors that affect health and wellbeing, and health inequalities People are helped to live healthy lifestyles, make healthy choices and reduce health inequalities The population’s health is protected from major incidents and other threats, while reducing health inequalities Reduced numbers of people living with preventable ill health and people dying prematurely, while reducing the gap between communities
Examples of types of research projects included Housing, environment, employment Health behaviours, such as physical activity or smoking Patient safety, infection control Screening programmes, improving services