Working for Health Equity: The Role of Health Professionals – UCL Institute of Health Equity – March 2013

Posted on March 19, 2013. Filed under: Health Status | Tags: , , |

Working for Health Equity: The Role of Health Professionals – UCL Institute of Health Equity – March 2013

“This report demonstrates that the healthcare system and those working within it have an important and often under-utilised role in reducing health inequalities through action on the social determinants of health. The health workforce are, after all, well placed to initiate and develop services that take into account and attempt to improve the wider social context for patients and staff.

The report discusses the best ways to reduce inequities through workforce education and training, practical actions to be taken during interactions with patients, ways of working in partnership, and the role of advocacy. It also includes a section on the health system, which analyses which mechanisms and structures are supportive of actions to reduce health inequality, and where further development might be needed.”

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