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National Strategy to Reduce Social Inequalities in Health, Norwegian Ministry of Health and Care Services (2006-07)

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Norwegian Ministry of Health and Care Services

Subject Keywords: HEALTH BEHAVIOUR, HEALTH INEQUALITY, HEALTH POLICY, SOCIAL INEQUALITY
Topic: Burden
Causes
Chronic Conditions
Management
Prevention
Health Inequalities
Chronic Conditions
Health Inequalities
Type: Report
Region: Europe
Description:

The Norwegian population enjoys good health. However, averages conceal major, systematic inequalities. Health is unevenly distributed among social groups in the population. We have to acknowledge that we live in a stratified society, where the most privileged people, in economic terms, have the best health. These inequalities in health are socially determined, unfair and modifiable. The government has therefore decided to initiate a broad, long-term strategy to reduce social inequalities in health.  This Report to the Storting along with two other Reports to the Storting (Report no. 9 to the Storting (2006–2007) Employment, welfare and inclusion and Report no. 16 to the Storting (2006–2007) Early intervention for lifelong learning) form part of the Government’s comprehensive policy for reduction of social inequalities, inclusion and combating poverty. The strategy to reduce social inequalities in health comprises the health aspect of this policy. This Report to the Storting lays down guidelines for the Government and Ministries’ efforts to reduce social inequalities in health over the next ten years. The strategy traces out the main framework and shall govern the Ministries’ work on: – Annual budgets – Management dialogues with subordinate agencies, regional health enterprises, etc. – Legislation, regulations and other guidelines – Interministerial collaboration, organisational measures and other available policy instruments

Date:

09/02/2007

Rights: © Government of Norway
Suggested citation:

Norwegian Ministry of Health and Care Services. (2007) National Strategy to Reduce Social Inequalities in Health, Norwegian Ministry of Health and Care Services (2006-07) [Online]. Available from: http://publichealthwell.ie/node/92383 [Accessed: 19th November 2019].

  

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