Anna Coote

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Anna is Head of Social Policy at the nef "leading work on developing a new social settlement to meet the challenges of the 21st century. This aims to promote well-being for all and sustainable social justice. It includes practical work on: moving investment and action upstream to prevent harm; changing the way we use and value time; building a fair, sufficient and sustainable social security system; transforming public services by developing co-production as the standard way of getting things done; and safeguarding the interests of future generations. Her recent publications for nef include The Prevention Papers, The Wisdom of Prevention, The Big Society and the New Austerity and 21 Hours.

"A leading analyst, writer and advocate in the field of social policy, Anna was responsible for ground-breaking work on health and sustainable development as Commissioner for Health with the UK Sustainable Development Commission (2000-9). She led the Healthcare Commission’s work on engaging patients and the public (2005-8) and was Director of Health Policy at the King's Fund (1998-2004). Earlier posts include Senior Research Fellow and Deputy Director of ippr (Institute for Public Policy Research) from 1989-1998, Editor and Producer of current affairs television for Diverse Productions (1982-6), Deputy Editor of the New Statesman (1978-82). Anna has written widely on social policy, sustainable development, public health policy, public involvement and democratic dialogue, gender and equality." [1]


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  1. Anna Coote, organizational web page, accessed February 1, 2013.