New institute to help narrow the health gap – Department of Health News [UK] – 21 November 2011

Posted on November 22, 2011. Filed under: Health Status | Tags: |

New institute to help narrow the health gap – Department of Health News [UK] – 21 November 2011

“A new UCL (University College London) Institute that aims to reduce health inequalities through action on the social determinants was launched today by the Health Secretary Andrew Lansley and Professor Sir Michael Marmot.

Speaking at the international Social Determinants of Health conference, the Health Secretary will set out the Government’s commitment to tackle health inequalities and to support the UCL Institute of Health Equity, which will be led by Sir Michael.   The Institute will receive £1 million funding from the Department of Health over the next three years to take forward action that will reduce health inequalities in England. The Institute will also be supported by UCL, the BMA and independently commissioned projects.

The UCL Institute for Health Equity will be new, authoritative and independent. It will collect the latest evidence, provide expert advice and share best practice both locally and internationally. It will build on previous world-renowned research and reviews led by Professor Marmot such as The Whitehall Study and the Fair Society, Healthy Lives review, which underpinned the recent Public Health White Paper.” 

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