We change the world: What can we learn from global social movements for health?

Nesta, December 2017

This report presents actionable ways to grow social movements based on the practical experience of over 40 people representing four social movements.  It finds social movements:

  • Grow in influence by engaging the right people in the right places at the right time
  • Focus on an important set of early actions including mobilising people, experimenting with effective strategies, deploying assets and resources creatively
  • Understand the value of cultivating a diverse set of voices and the unique experiences, skills and interests they bring
  • Make smart trade-offs about where and how to invest their energy in relationships to achieve the highest level of influence and impact

This report provides conversation starters about what learnings might be applicable to movements in the UK and to broader movements affecting the social determinants of health.

Click here to view the full report.