Reducing Health Inequalities Implementation Theme. Briefing paper 1: Why health inequalities matter

ALLMARK, P. J. and SALWAY, S. (2009). Reducing Health Inequalities Implementation Theme. Briefing paper 1: Why health inequalities matter. Discussion Paper. South Yorkshire, Collaborations for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (CLAHRC).

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    Abstract

    This first briefing paper is an account of why health inequality matters and why health inequalities deserve consideration across all areas of CLAHRC (SY) activity. We begin by briefly reviewing the policy landscape and the prominence of 'inequality' as a growing focus of concern over the past 30 years. We then set out the type of philosophical and political considerations that may underpin the view that health inequality is a problem. Next we identify the main axes of inequality with which we suggest CLAHRC (SY) should concern itself. In the next section of the paper we set out the extent of health inequality in South Yorkshire, as far as available data allow. Finally, we show the relevance of health inequality across the CLAHRC (SY) themes and raise for discussion the implications for CLAHRC (SY) activity.

    Item Type: Monograph (Discussion Paper)
    Research Institute, Centre or Group: Centre for Health and Social Care Research
    Depositing User: Caroline Fixter
    Date Deposited: 08 Apr 2010 11:44
    Last Modified: 21 Dec 2010 11:35
    URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/1488

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