The Health Foundation is an independent charity committed to bringing about better health and health care for people in the UK. Our aim is a healthier population, supported by high quality health care that can be equitably accessed. From giving grants to those working at the front line to carrying out research and policy analysis, we shine a light on how to make successful change happen. We use what we know works on the ground to inform effective policymaking and vice versa. We believe good health and health care are key to a flourishing society. Through sharing what we learn, collaborating with others and building people’s skills and knowledge, we aim to make a difference and contribute to a healthier population.
Josh Keith, Senior Fellow of Data Analytics at the Health Foundation, said:
“We are delighted to be welcoming an intern to the Health Foundation data analytics team this summer as part of Health Data Research UK’s Health Data Science Black Internship Programme.
“Better use of health data science has significant potential to help improve patient outcomes, and to support the NHS to deliver higher-quality, more efficient care. However, if we are serious about ensuring that health data science helps deliver health care services that meet the needs of everyone, it is vital that we take action to address the low diversity in health data science. Initiatives like this programme can play an important role in achieving this.”