How doctors can close the gap. Tackling the social determinants of health through culture change, advocacy and education – Royal College of Physicians policy statement – June 2010

Posted on June 29, 2010. Filed under: Health Systems Improvement, Public Hlth & Hlth Promotion | Tags: , |

How doctors can close the gap. Tackling the social determinants of health through culture change, advocacy and education – Royal College of Physicians policy statement – June 2010

ISBN 978-1-86016-383-8

“The inequalities in health that persist today in the UK are not inevitable. All sectors have a role to play in reducing the gap in health between the richest and the poorest in our society. Doctors are one of the linchpins in this endeavour and, within an enabling policy framework, must initiate, involve themselves in and advocate for programmes of action to tackle the social determinants of health and reduce health inequality.

This policy statement and the recommendations contained within it are a synthesis of the ideas and proposals that emerged from a series of policy dialogues organised by the Royal College of Physicians (RCP). The aims of these dialogues were to identify what role doctors can play in reducing health inequality in the UK by acting on the social determinants of health, and how they can best be trained to do this.”   …continues

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