National Conversation on Health Inequalities – Public Health England – 25 June 2014

Posted on June 26, 2014. Filed under: Health Status | Tags: , , |

National Conversation on Health Inequalities – Public Health England – 25 June 2014

“The National Conversation on Health Inequalities is a Public Health England programme about reducing differences in health. The aim is for local authorities to start talking about health inequalities in their communities.

You can use and share the documents in this collection to discuss health inequalities. The toolkit and research findings show the thinking behind this programme and ways to start a conversation in your area. They will also help you to discuss these issues with those who are most affected by them.

We want to work together to create a clear, consistent language for describing the causes of health inequalities. By discussing what causes these issues, we can help our local partners work with communities to plan solutions for change.

Documents

Health inequalities: a toolkit to support local conversations
25 June 2014
Guidance
Local conversations on health inequalities: summary of findings
25 June 2015
Research and analysis
National Conversation on Health Inequalities: start a conversation
25 June 2014
Guidance
Health inequalities: 7 way”

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Environmental health inequalities in Europe. Assessment report – WHO – 2012

Posted on February 17, 2012. Filed under: Environmental Health, Public Hlth & Hlth Promotion | Tags: , , |

Environmental health inequalities in Europe. Assessment report – WHO – 2012

xiv + 192 pages   ISBN 978 92 890 0260 8

“The unequal distribution of people’s exposure to – and potentially of disease resulting from – environmental conditions is strongly related to a range of sociodemographic determinants. Interventions to tackle such environmental health inequalities need to be based on an assessment of their magnitude and on the identification of population groups that are most exposed or most vulnerable to environmental risks. But data are scarce.

To address this gap, and follow up on the commitments made at the Fifth Ministerial Conference on Environment and Health in Parma, Italy in 2010, the WHO Regional Office for Europe has carried out a baseline assessment of the magnitude of environmental health inequality in the European Region based on a core set of 14 inequality indicators.

The main findings indicate that socioeconomic and demographic inequalities in risk exposure are present in all countries, though they vary from country to country. The report reviews inequalities related to housing, injuries, and the environment, identifies gaps in evidence that still need to be filled, and suggests priority action to be taken at both the subregional and the national level, bearing in mind those national variations.”

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Does income inequality cause health and social problems? – Joseph Rowntree Foundation – 22 September 2011

Posted on September 22, 2011. Filed under: Health Status, Public Hlth & Hlth Promotion | Tags: , , |

Does income inequality cause health and social problems? – Joseph Rowntree Foundation – 22 September 2011

Karen Rowlingson

“Should income inequality worry us?

The UK witnessed a dramatic growth in income inequality in the 1980s, and since then the level of inequality has increased further, though at a slower rate. But should we be concerned about this? This report provides an independent review of the evidence about the impact of inequality, paying particular attention to the evidence and arguments put forward in The Spirit Level by Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett (2009). The research examines:

whether or not there is a link between income inequality and health and social problems;
who might be most affected by income inequality; and
other possible impacts of income inequality, for example, on the economy.”

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Income inequality: Trends and Measures – The Equality Trust Research Digest – 2011

Posted on September 6, 2011. Filed under: Health Status | Tags: , , |

Income inequality: Trends and Measures – The Equality Trust Research Digest

“Key Points

UK income inequality increased by 32% between 1960 and 2005. During the same period, it increased by 23% in the USA, and in Sweden decreased by 12%.
In the 1960s Sweden and the UK had similar levels of income inequality. By 2005 the gap between the two had increased by 28%.
Since the 1980s income inequality in the United States and the UK has increased substantially and has returned to levels not seen since the 1920s.
The growth in inequality in the last 30 years has been driven by the top 1% of wage incomes.
Inequality measures drawn from standard household surveys underestimate income inequality by as much as 10 percentage points, due to the under-representation of the top 1% of incomes.
There is scope for governments to tackle inequality. Large income inequalities are not inevitable; Sweden owes its high levels of equality to policies introduced since the 50s.”

… continues

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The Marmot Review – strategic review of health inequalities – UK – 23 June 2009

Posted on June 29, 2009. Filed under: Health Status | Tags: , , |

The Marmot Review – strategic review of health inequalities – UK – 23 June 2009

An interim report on the evidence and emerging themes of the independent strategic review of health inequalities post 2010, led by Professor Sir Michael Marmot, has been published for consultation. Comments must be submitted by 5 August 2009.

Global Health Equity Group, University College London – news

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