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European Strategies for Tackling Social Inequalities in Health: Levelling Up Part 2

Creator:

Dahlgren, D. and Whitehead, M., World Health Organization (WHO)

Subject Keywords: ACCESS TO SERVICES, DETERMINANTS OF HEALTH, HEALTH INEQUALITY, HEALTH POLICY, HEALTH SERVICES, POVERTY, SOCIOECONOMIC FACTOR
Topic: Health Inequalities
Chronic Conditions
Health Inequalities
Type: Report
Region: Europe
Description:

Even in the high- and middle-income countries of the WHO European Region, the possibilities for surviving and living a healthy life are still closely related to the socioeconomic background of individuals and families. These possibilities are reflected in substantial and even increasing social inequities in health within countries across Europe. The purpose of this report is to stimulate and facilitate the development of evidence-based strategies for reducing social inequities in health. The focus of the report is on the main determinants of social inequities in health, which can sometimes differ from the main determinants of health for the population as a whole. The report pays special attention to policies and actions that either reduce or increase inequities in health, because the power balance between these forces determines the possibilities and constraints of achieving equity-oriented health targets.

Date:

01/01/2007

Rights: © WHO
Suggested citation:

Dahlgren, D. and Whitehead, M., World Health Organization (WHO). (2007) European Strategies for Tackling Social Inequalities in Health: Levelling Up Part 2 [Online]. Available from: http://publichealthwell.ie/node/91930 [Accessed: 18th August 2019].

  

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